Paris Business Review / Revue des Affaires de Paris
There is no “Paris Business Review” and Bill O’Reilly is a liar.
O’REILLY: Now if the [Canadian] government — if your government harbors
these two deserter [sic], doesn’t send them back … there will be a
boycott of your country which will hurt your country enormously. France
is now feeling that sting.
MALLICK: I don’t think for a moment such a boycott would take place
because we are your biggest trading partners.
O’REILLY: No, it will take place, madam. In France …
MALLICK: I don’t think that your French boycott has done too well
O’REILLY: …they’ve lost billions of dollars in France according to
“The Paris Business Review.”
MALLICK: I think that’s nonsense.
Media Matters for America found no evidence of a publication named “The
Paris Business Review.” A Google.com search revealed no mentions of
“Paris Business Review,” “Revue des Affaires de Paris,” or any similar
French name. A LexisNexis search for “Paris,” “France,” or “French”
within five words of “business review” produced no relevant results.
There is a journal called “European Business Review,” which is published
in England; however, over the past two years, “European Business Review”
has not mentioned an American boycott of France.
Furthermore, contrary to O’Reilly’s claim that France has lost “billions
of dollars” due to an American boycott, American imports from
France have actually increased since international tensions with France
began in the months prior to the start of the war in Iraq in March 2003.
According to the U.S.
Census Bureau, in February 2004, the United States imported $2.26
billion in French goods and services, up from $2.18 billion in February