The presenter of France 2’s 8 p.m. newspaper was not chosen to mediate the face-to-face conversation between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
The case has made a lot of noise in recent days. Last Monday, said Jordan Bardella, guest of “L’Heure des Pros” on CNews “Marine Le Pen doesn’t want Anne-Sophie Lapix to lead the debate” d’entre-deux-tours scheduled for Wednesday April 20th and broadcast on TF1 and France 2. According to the President of the National Rally, the journalist “can’t hide her animosity towards Marine Le Pen every time she receives it”. An opinion he believes is shared by Emmanuel Macron.
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After Christophe Jakubyszyn and Nathalie Saint-Cricq five years ago, Gilles Bouleau and Léa Salamé have been chosen to referee this duel. On this occasion, our colleagues from Parisian questioned her. The two journalists defended their colleague with one voice. “I didn’t notice that in the interviews that Anne-Sophie conducted. Let him have an opinion, okay. But that he’s stating it publicly, I find it a little more disturbing. In a face-to-face interview, politicians do not choose their interlocutors or the questions, but they are free to answer them.”said the presenter of TF1’s 20 hour newspaper.
The moderator of “Élysée 2022” present at his side pushed his way. “It bothered me too. It’s not up to politics to give journalists a good or bad point on a television set. As for Anne-Sophie, I had a great pleasure working with her on Élysée 2022. She put herself in danger by agreeing to participate in this political program when she was under no obligation to do so. She is not only an excellent journalist, but also a courageous and sincere woman. We talked at length this week.she added, adding that if politicians don’t choose their interlocutors, “You have the opportunity to challenge”. “Anne-Claire Coudray was apparently like Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and Anne Sinclair five years ago in 1995.”she recalled before asking: “Does this rule need to be changed? Without doubt”.
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When the journalist duo that would moderate the debate between the two rounds was announced, some considered the presence of Léa Salamé to be a second choice. “I’ve been criticized a lot in my career for being too aggressive and too tough. So it makes me smile when I hear that politicians have chosen me for a few days because I’m gentle or harmless., defended the journalist. And finally: “I don’t feel like I played second fiddle this campaign. Laurent Guimier assures that he only gave the candidates one name, mine. I have no reason not to believe it.”.
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