Carla Bruni got all emotional on French radio this morning as she spoke of her husband's legal woes. Some say she was playing it up! Meanwhile, Nicolas Sarkozy himself was in Brussels discreetly poking fun at the French tax system. Also, gay marriage becomes a battle on Facebook.
Two hashtags were prominent on Twitter today: #CatsAreSluts (global #1 trend for several hours) as well as #AddKittensToFamousPhotographs. We ask the all-important question...WHY? Also, in a case of life imitating art, a man fakes an attack to impress his date. Was this inspired by an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm?
Second edition of MediaWatch from Monday, 25th March 2013. A tense anti-gay march in Paris last weekend lead to a prominent Catholic politician being tear-gassed. Some online doubt the sincerity of photos showing Christine Boutin having fainted. A blog with take-offs of the photo has been started, reminiscent of a similar blog mocking actress Marion Cotillard for her dying scene in the film "Dark Knight Rises".
Christian politician Christine Boutin was tear-gassed during the anti-gay marriage march in Paris yesterday, leading to satirical blogs and cynicism online regarding whether she really fainted in the aftermath or not... We take a look at this and other reactions to yesterday's march. Also, Nicolas Sarkozy uses Facebook to speak out over his legal woes. Finally, Nestlé gets all papal in its Facebook advertising in the Philippines.
We start with Nicolas Sarkozy who is under formal investigation for "breach of trust", this in relation to alleged illegal fundraising for his 2007 campaign. A Bordeaux court is investigating whether the former President was in receipt of funds from L'Oréal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt. Also, the latest catch phrase in France is "Allo quoi!" - we look into its reality tv origins.