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False accusations based on "anonymous administration sources"

France's ambassador to the U.S. has published an open letter to "Congressmen, Administration Officials and Media representatives." In it he accuses the media of publishing "false information" based on information from "anonymous administration sources" and gives eight examples. He says in part,

I would like to draw your attention to the troubling--indeed, unacceptable--nature of this disinformation campaign aimed at sullying France's image and misleading the public. The methods used by those propagating this disinformation have no place in the relationship between friends and allies, who may disagree on important issues but should not engage in denigration and lies.

Should those of us in the U.S. who have been wondering about France's intentions really be wondering about whether our taxes have paid for a campaign of disinformation?

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