Walter Russell Mead pokes fun at the MSM for its failure to report on exactly who the “youths” are who are rioting in France:
“This was not how France’s new president, François Hollande, hoped to celebrate his first hundred days in office. The town of Amiens was rocked overnight as hundreds of rioters, mostly youths, engaged in what some have called “urban guerilla warfare”, evoking bitter memories of 2005, when France was convulsed by three weeks of nationwide unrest….
But what you will not find in any of these articles is a clear description of exactly who the young people involved in the riots were.
Of course, in the past, France has been swept by waves of rioting among young immigrants from North Africa or others born in France whose families are of North African origin. Clearly, it’s an important part of the news story whether these rioters are from the same demographic group or from some other group of angry people in France.
Yet all these media outlets refuse to say anything about the subject.”