Want to know what’s going on in the world? Then don’t move to France.
If you did – the only things you’d for sure right now are that:
1) Zizou (Zinedine Zidane) got a red card during the World Cup final for headbutting a naughty Italian player [NOTE: you wouldn’t necessarily know who won the match];
2) That Les Americans are causing chaos in the middle east;
Beyond that you’d be stumped.
While a typical edition of The Telegraph might be some 90 or so pages long, Le Monde often has trouble filling 15. And while factual programming is a constant on the UK’s terrestrial TV channels, in France it’s only the adverts that appear to contain any factual content.
Of course the French may well care about what’s going on in the world – but if they don’t actually know what’s going on – then what’s there to care about?
Ahhh – la belle vie.