Press: Duck Hunting

All that glitters is fair game

When it comes to investigative reporting, most French newspapers and magazines waddle along in step with their favorite political party, or shy away whenever the government frowns. A dazzling and from the government's standpoint most damnable exception is the weekly paper Le Canard Enchaîné—literally, The Chained Duck—which pursues scandal with all the gusto of a Gallic gourmet tucking into a baba au rhum. These days the Chained Duck is flapping its wings triumphantly, and no wonder: dangling from its bill is the meticulously aloof French President, Valery...

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