Listen: France, French Philippe And Media Analyst discussed on Dennis Prager
"Guess. Had him on a number of times, I Meyer this man, greatly Philippe Qassam p. K A R S E N P Y French media analyst, founder of media ratings accompany monitoring, the French media for bias, which is sort of like, a company monitoring American media for bias, except that it's in French Philippe. Are you in France right now? I'm in France. I mean power is just right now. All right. Welcome to the show. And before we get your explanations of what's happening. I think that I'd like to enable my listeners to know what is happening. There have been riots in Paris and elsewhere for about a week. Now is that correct? Well for three weeks, we had a riot. You know, we had riots Oliver France, we'd started like more than three weeks ago and the gather each and every Saturday riot. Getting worse and worse h after and after each Saturday. So let me let me tell you. How I read it in the American media to the extent that even report it because they don't want to show macro is unpopular in the American media. But we'll get to that in a moment. So I read it as originally at least this was a lot of rural Frenchman. Who are protesting the increase in petrol prices in gasoline prices because of the French government's deep concern about carbon emissions, and it is getting poorer a Frenchman and rural Frenchman much more than the more wealthy is that an accurate description of the origins. Yes. He did. Exactly. What happened? But I tell you something, you know, because of the so-called environment. Why did they're telling you that that we should use our cars know? They want to make go paid much more for their gas you pay more taxes than that. And to prevent people from using their cars. But the main problem is that the people who had to use their car pool. One, you know, who the one who don't live in big cities who don't have public transportation. So that dramatic prison. That's terrible. Exactly. So by the way. Just approximately. What does a Frenchman pay for gasoline? I know, you know, the leader price. I don't expect you to know the calendar, I can tell you the gallon then to add moving around six dollars. Right. So so and now he is raised it above six dollars. Like something very small like, maybe two person. But you know, it just the eye does the concept more and more tagged. Right. And we are over taxed everywhere anywhere. I mean, it's unbelievable becoming we're closer to a communist country than anywhere else. Well, I don't know anywhere else. You have a lot of competition. So. America is trying to emulate you. I just want people to understand six dollars a gallon. Ladies and gentlemen in France. For for gasoline. And what is the justification for such high taxes? Is it always been to get people to go with the public transport? No, no. I was just a way to raise taxes, you know, to to put more money for the government. It wasn't a painful. Became more and more. And you know, it's one cent and then one more sent and what the next. The next the next rights of price will be three cents per liter. It's ridiculous. You know, it would be like ten cents per gallon. It's ridiculous. But it's something, you know, psychologically, people just can't stand it anymore. Not only because of the wood they're paying for when they're putting gasoline in the car, but because everything became so expensive with the euro. And and and the the people get them get them get more money. They pay much more for everything they have less surveys from the government and more taxes those that's unbearable. People are really upset yet. So why why would they why would they voted the socialist? Didn't vote of its social devoted for Macron. And the things that aren't hold on. Hold on. I want you to. Yeah. I."