By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) artharris.com, all rights reserved
Check out my interview with Poynter Institute media writer extraordinaire Al Tompkins (link below) about French outrage over subjecting their powerful IMF bigshot and possible candidate for President to a public perp walk, showing him unkempt and displeased in cuffs, after allegedly trying to rape a New York hotel maid in his $3,000/night suite.
Remember, as the New York prosecutor argued in winning bond denial, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, nicknamed “the great seducer” of French politics, was all comfy on the tarmac in first class, likely toasting devilish good luck in rushing from an alleged crime scene to make the flight, perhaps delicately sipping a nice Chateau Lafitte, even gloating , â€˜Yo, Roman (Polanski, or Baby Doc!), here we come.
Polanski managed to rape a 13 year old girl in LA, then hide behind French skirts and extradition loopholes to escape U.S. justice, and much has been made of his shadow hanging over the case. Read the rest of this entry »