Sun, May 22, 2011 - Page 9 News List

French question if politicians’ secrets must be kept

France’s journalists respect the private lives of the powerful, but in light of the Strauss-Kahn case, the veil might be lifted

By Elaine Sciolino  /  NY Times News Service, PARIS

“In the US if you’re found to have a mistress, you’re out,” Haski said. “If Strauss-Kahn has a mistress, I don’t care. If he has done something more serious that would affect his capacity as a public figure, that’s where the line should be drawn. We haven’t done our job properly on Strauss-Kahn. But what I fear is that this scandal could lead us into bedroom politics, which I would hate.”

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