It’s still unclear how Fox News “prejudiced” and “insulted” the image of Paris but that city’s Mayor Anne Hidalgo is threatening to sue the News channel for doing just that. Ironically, in so doing, Hidalgo is actually making the case that Paris deserves to be insulted whether it was or not. Instead of confronting the real threat to her city – Islamic terrorism – Hidalgo is instead choosing to target a television network from a foreign country.
Either Hidalgo is overtly standing with the terrorists who don’t believe in freedom of the press or she is doing so subconsciously by employing the psychological defense mechanism known as Displacement, which is:
…the redirecting of thoughts feelings and impulses directed at one person or object, but taken out upon another person or object. People often use displacement when they cannot express their feelings in a safe manner to the person they are directed at. The classic example is the man who gets angry at his boss, but can’t express his anger to his boss for fear of being fired. He instead comes home and kicks the dog or starts an argument with his wife. The man is redirecting his anger from his boss to his dog or wife. Naturally, this is a pretty ineffective defense mechanism, because while the anger finds a route for expression, it’s misapplication to other harmless people or objects will cause additional problems for most people.
Hidalgo should resign and then have her head examined (literally), h/t GWP:
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) January 20, 2015