Louis Rougnon Glasson. “Vocabulaire anglais dans la pub : pire que Waterloo”. Médiapart. February 21, 2014.
A - Intro. It’s now clear that the French language is in massive disarray. This goes hand in hand with the underperformance of French education. It’s not a unfortunate product of chance at all, and the people responsible should be unmasked.
The primary culprits: our media, with how triumphantly they’ve made us parade around the old fogeys of the French language: Bernard Pivot, Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, Valérie Pécresse, François de Closets, Jacques Toubon, Philippe de Saint Robert, etc.
As a complement to that hollow-sounding triumphalism, their censorship, their rejection of debate and vigilance has been an elementary and permanent violation of their deontology. Otherwise, the suspicion of a veritable mafia of crutch-sellers for education failure would have regularly put pressure on the French National School System Inspection corps.