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In France, is Sarkozy spying on journalists?

Le Carnard says Sarkozy is spying on reporters. His office calls the claim "grotesque." (Reuters/Philippe Wojazer).

Every Wednesday morning in France, rain or shine, half a million people eagerly wait for the satirical weekly, Le Canard Enchainé. Some wait for it nervously. The old-fashioned broadsheet, a venerable media institution that has no real equivalent in other European countries, posts its motto defiantly on its front page: "Freedom of the press wears out only when you do not use it." 

November 9, 2010 10:35 AM ET

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