After the Paris mayor threatened to sue Fox News on Tuesday over the network’s recent bogus reports on Muslim “no-go zones” in the city, the network responded that the mayor’s comments were “misplaced.”
“We empathize with the citizens of France as they go through a healing process and return to everyday life. However, we find the Mayor’s comments regarding a lawsuit misplaced,” Fox News Executive Vice President Michael Clemente said in a Tuesday statement, according to Mediaite.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo slammed Fox’s “prejudiced” coverage of the city in an appearance on CNN.
“When we’re insulted, and when we’ve had an image, then I think we’ll have to sue,” Hidalgo said. “I think we’ll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed.”
Following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, terror expert Steven Emerson claimed on Fox News that there are Muslim “no-go zones” in Europe “where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”
On Saturday, Fox News issued several on-air corrections for statements made by Emerson on the network and apologized for his comments.