So, this is what passes for international news these days?
France’s glamorous former justice minister Rachida Dati confused oral sex with rising prices as she launched an attack on foreign investment funds.
“When I see some of them (funds) looking for returns of 20 or 25 percent, at a time when fellatio is almost non-existent…,” she said during an interview on Europe 1 radio on Sunday.
In French the word is “fellation,” which shares some syllables with inflation, which in French is the same as in English.
That’s right – a former minister has accidentally used the wrong word. Clearly she did not actually confuse oral sex with inflation.
And people think the news is being dumbed down? Shame on them.
Dati was dropped from the French government last year after her penchant for designer dresses and appearing on the covers of celebrity magazines prompted criticism that a senior minister should not engage in such frivolity.
Actually, that is not true. The reason she lost her ministry is a lot more complicated than that. She was the first person of north African origin to be a French politician; Sarkozy’s inexperienced protegee who wasn’t allowed to fail. Gee, that’ll work.