Saturday, July 07, 2007

Jogging is "Right Wing" According to Sarkozy Critics

It seems that left-wingers in France suffer from the same psychotic disorder that leftists in the US do. Because Sarkozy jogs, jogging is now a highly suspect "right-wing" activity, inconsistent with leftist "collectivist" values"

Sarkozy has rekindled a French suspicion that the habit of jogging is for self-centred individualists such as the Americans who popularised it. “Jogging is of course about performance and individualism, values that are traditionally ascribed to the Right.”
Some lefty commentators also see something sinister in the media fascination with le jogging de Supersarko. The “hypnotic” daily images of presidential running are not innocent, said Daniel Schneidermann, a media critic. Mr Sarkozy uses the video images of his jogging as “a major weapon of media manipulation”, said Mr Schneidermann. Is there any hope for these deeply troubled souls?


  1. Just when you think the French may get their act together ...

  2. While I don't care for the whole "let's be supermen" thing, either, this is just silly. But what do you expect? The French belive water is medicine (homeopathy) and Barbara Striesand is an example of a "good" American.

    They're loons.


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