TELEVISION – will not see the face of Anne-Sophie Lapix next Wednesday April 20 at 21 pm on France 2. The host star of the public service has been excluded from the animation of the debate. between-two-turns of the presidency by teams of Marine Le Penthose who consider it too offensive… An opinion that seems to be shared by Emmanuel Macron according to his environment, report The world Y The Parisian.
But this rejection is perhaps the best compliment offered to the presenter, demonstrating that she has succeeded in leaving his mark with his tenacity, pushing politicians on all sides to its limits, as you can see in the header of our video article.
Story with Marine Le Pen
Already in 2012, the driver at the time at the controls of the program “Domingo +” of Canal + had pointed out the inconsistencies about the economic cost of the program of Marina LePen. “I didn’t set up this crash, but I think it was interesting to see that you don’t control your project’s encryption,” he said. subsequently entrusted to our colleagues L’ObsSpecify “weekly” expense to calculate the economic program of the candidate of the National Front. A very widespread sequence from then on in social networks and the origin of the icy relations between the two women, until today.
Moreover, it was still Anne-Sophie Lapix who asked “the angry question” last March about the ties that the far-right candidate has with Russia, who had just invade Ukraine at that time. “How do you claim your independence when you owe Putin’s friends eight million?” he asked, referring to the loan he received from a Russian bank in 2014. So many sequences that led the candidate’s teams to challenge the journalist for the debate, as confirmed. by his lieutenant Jordan Bardella on CNews on Monday.
The muscular interview Édouard Philippe in 2020
It is not only against Marine Le Pen that Anne-Sophie Lapix shows tenacity. The government was able to see this during the health crisis, particularly with an eventful interview with Prime Minister Edouard Philippe March 17, 2020, the day after the announcement of the first containment.
“Have we not fallen behind in wanting at all costs to maintain the first round of the municipal elections,” the journalist had asked in particular, questioning the prime minister about “the delay” that France is taking in the fight against the pandemic. He later explained it on France Bleu’s Bixente Lizarazu micro, recounting the violent insults received after this interview.
An offensive of interviews, which, according to our colleagues WorldIt would upset the president, to the extent distance themselves from France 2. Before the first round, the latter did not give the slightest interview with the channel, awakening incomprehension and anger in society of journalists. The SDJ Wednesday also denounced “the pressure exerted by the candidates” for the election of the presenters of this famous debate, decidedly political in both form and substance.
The @SdjFrance2 condemns all the pressure exerted by the candidates undermining the freedom of the press. Electoral night, campaign event, interview on set, press conferences… It is not up to politicians to choose the journalists who interview them.
— SDJ France 2 (@SdjFrance2) April 13, 2022
No safe candidate
In the 2022 presidential campaign, the presenter conducted the program “Elysee in 2022” with the head of the political department of France 2 Nathalie Saint-Cricq and journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi. And he did not spare any candidate, neither left nor right, taking them to the limit.
Sometimes pointing out the economic costs of their projects, like the socialist Ana Hidalgo, sometimes the ineffectiveness of their proposals. Eric Zemmour and his idea of a premium for births in rural areas has paid the price. A pugnacity that perhaps displeases the candidates… probably less the spectators.
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