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Can we laugh at the DSK's case ?
The French media have been much criticized for having concealed during many years Dominique Strauss-Kahn's 'pressing' manners towards women. Indeed, if it was well known among politicians and journalists that DSK was more than the 'compulsive seducer', why had nobody dared to mention it in public ? In the merciless world of politics, why were Dominique Strauss-Kahn's friends and opponents so indulgent ?
The debate on the case continues (NYPD is still investigating - see video below), no verdict has yet been fully reached, and amidst all this, our inboxes are filled daily with the latest DSK joke. But is it too soon to laugh, and should we?
Comedians to replace journalists ?
DSK's behaviour had actually been evoked many times....by comedians. These stand-up comedian, commentator, writers or even simple public figures are very keen on making what is left unsaid public. Indeed, their job is to provoke, to upset, to disturb : to go 'a step too far' to draw sb's attention to something special. Sometimes they even anticipate issues.
For example, in 2009, in his show on radio France Inter, abrupt French comedian Stéphane Guillon publicly mocked DSK for his attitude towards women. He declared that high heels, leather and chic underwear were banned during Dominique Strauss-Kahn's visit to avoid temptation. The radio presenter jokingly told recounted that sirens were prepared to go off to the noise of "all female employees must evacuate'. He was the first public figure who dared to mention this 'open secret'. His arguably tough words shocked people. Needless to say the former head of the IMF was not exactly pleased with this spot either.
An original point of view about a sordid case
Impersonator Nicolas Canteloup, who performs every morning on French radio Europe 1, even had to ask his colleagues in the studio to 'relax and stay calm' as he saw them very nervous when he started to make fun of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's problems. But his daily spots are definitely the funniest ones. Some of his best quotes as he impersonates DSK : 'As you may understand, I asked the judge not to wear a dress....". Another one : "DSK was released with an electronic tag...he should have been given electronic flies !".
Dominique Strauss-Kahn to replace Charlie Sheen ?
But on the other side of the Atlantic, American jounalists and comedians also make fun of this sordid case. While one sees in the case a metaphor of the IMF's actions over Africa, and other one suggests DSK should replace Charlie Sheen !
Last, but not least, the truth about what happened in the Sofitel suite
Post your own jokes !