The American lefty media keeps looking around for new leaders of the free world. For a while it was Germany’s Merkel and then France’s Macron.
“Emmanuel Macron is auditioning to be leader of the free world,” CNN declared.
“How Emmanuel Macron Became the New Leader of the Free World,” Politico concluded.
Here’s their free world leader belatedly deciding not to honor a Nazi collaborator.
JNS.org – After much backlash, especially from the Jewish community, French President Emmanuel Macron will not commemorate Marshal Philippe Pétain, who led Vichy France under Nazi occupation during World War II.
Macron previously said, “I consider it entirely legitimate that we pay homage to the marshals who led our army to victory. Marshal Pétain was a great soldier in World War I.”
Pétain was promoted to commander-in-chief of the French military in 1917 after winning at Verdun, enabling troop morale after a series of defeats.
However, leading the Vichy government, he collaborated with the Nazis in their mission to deport and annihilate the Jews.
Following the war, he was initially sentenced to death for treason, but President Charles de Gaulle commuted the sentence to life in prison, where Pétain died in 1951 at the age of 95.
A helpful reminder of two things.
1. France’s Nazi collaborationist roots go deep. And its post-war arrogance has failed to come to grips with its history. Or how much American blood was spent liberating it from its own corruption.
2. The same media that raves and rants about Hungary’s Orban will studiously ignore this.