Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Honour? I don't deserve it

The indefatigable Croydonian has a charming story from France of how two journalists have refused the award of Legion d'Honneur; not for some grandstanding political reason, but simply because they believe they do not merit it.

These are their explanations, as reported by Mr C -

Fran├žoise Fressoz (head political writer at Le Monde):

"Nothing in my professional work justifies such an honour".

Marie-Eve Malouines (head political writer at France Info):

"I can see nothing in my work which would justify such an honour, and that is why I consider myself obliged to to refuse this prestigious decoration".

C'est magnifique, n'est-ce pas?

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