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POLITICS – C8 is no. Emmanuel Macron was arrested this Thursday, April 14, during a trip to Le Havre for his (non-)participation in the programs presented by Cyril Hanouna. Debates for which the top candidates for the presidential election offered themselves before the first ballot.
“There is a very popular programme, ‘Touche pas à mon poste’ and in particular ‘Face à Baba’… I would like to see you there and most of the young French people are there,” said a young presidential candidate by shaking his hand, how You can see it below before insisting: “Really, I think it would be interesting. We are happy to defend you, but we also want you to come and defend your beautiful ideas for France.
According to C8 and Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron refused to take part in the program in question, which led to the cancellation of the participation of the leader of the National Rally, which requires respect for speaking time.
“Since Monday, many broadcasts and interviews in the press have been canceled after Emmanuel Macron refused to take part,” writes the far-right candidate this Thursday, the 14 deprives the French of a free and open democratic debate”. Earlier, Jordan Bardella, President of the RN, railed against a President who “refuses debate, flees the confrontation with his record to the end” by declining C8’s invitation.
Since Monday, many broadcasts and interviews in the press have been canceled after Emmanuel Macron refused to attend. I regret the attitude of my competitor, which denies the French a free and open democratic debate.
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) April 14, 2022
And the answer of the interested party this Wednesday will probably not please either the fans of the station or the Le Pen camp. When part of Emmanuel Macron’s response is drowned out by the songs of his activists, the presidential candidate gets away with a vague: “I’ll try to do something. I’ll keep doing it, I’m already doing a lot of it as you know. He then mentions an appearance on France 2 or his arrival on Youtuber Hugo Décrypte’s channel.
This isn’t the first time the Élysée’s tenant has been pinned down for refusing to attend certain key meetings of this campaign. For example, to the chagrin of his journalists, he avoided the program “Élysée 2022” on France 2. “Mr. Macron, why are you rejecting invitations from France 2?” asked the society of journalists of the public broadcaster in an open letter published on Monday , the 4th of the many political meetings” of the 2nd
The Le Pen evictions
By contrast, Marine Le Pen is embroiled in an even more virulent controversy for denying journalists access Daily at his campaign events. A sequence that shed light on the often difficult relationship between those responsible at the Nazi Party Rally and the press.
Like the reporters on the TMC show, Mediapart’s journalists are not always accredited to the candidate’s meetings or press conferences. In September 2019, the RN temporarily withdrew accreditation from a journalist release to report on his summer university in Fréjus (Var) after the newspaper published a portrait of the city’s RN mayor. In Mayotte in December the media Mayotte weekly protested the National Rally’s ban on one of its journalists from further following Marine Le Pen’s campaign on the island.
Even today, the right-wing leader has trouble with France 2. According to information from WorldHis journalist Patrick Cohen was dismissed from the program “Élysée 2022” at the end of March at the request of the candidate, when he was supposed to interview her in the same way as the other candidates for the Élysée.
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