In Le Havre, Macron arrested on his absence from C8 and “Face à Baba”

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“I would like to see you at TPMP”: Macron challenged on his absence from “popular broadcasts”

POLITICS – C8 is no. Emmanuel Macron was arrested this Thursday, April 14, during a trip to Le Havre, on his (non) participation in the programs presented by Cyril Hanouna. Debates to which the main candidates for the presidential election lent themselves before the first round.

“There is a very popular program, ‘Touche pas à mon poste’ and in particular ‘Face à Baba’… I would like to see you there and most young French people are on it,” said a young man. to the president-candidate by shaking his hand, as you can see it below, before insisting: “Really, I think it would be interesting. We like to defend you, but we would also like you to come and defend your beautiful ideas for France.

According to C8 and Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron refused to go to the program in question, which led to the cancellation of the participation of the leader of the National Rally, respect for speaking time requires.

Macron’s selection

“Since Monday, many programs and interviews in the press have been canceled following Emmanuel Macron’s refusal to participate”, writes the far-right candidate, this Thursday, April 14, on social networks, saying “regret the attitude of (his) competitor which deprives the French of a free and open democratic debate”. Before that, Jordan Bardella, the president of the RN was already railing against a president who “refuses the debate, flees the confrontation with his balance sheet until the end” by declining the invitation of C8.

And the answer of the interested party, this Wednesday, will probably not delight the fans of the channel, nor the Le Pen camp. If part of Emmanuel Macron’s response is drowned out by the songs of his activists, the president-candidate gets away with a vague: “I will try to do some. I will continue to do it, I already do a lot of it as you know. He then evokes an appearance on France 2 or his arrival on the channel of youtubeur Hugo Décrypte.

This is not the first time that the tenant of the Élysée has been pinned down for his refusal to participate in certain key meetings of this campaign. For example, he avoided the program “Élysée 2022”, on France 2, to the chagrin of his journalists. “Mr. Macron, why are you refusing invitations from France 2?” Asked the society of journalists from the public service channel in an open letter, released on Monday April 4, recalling that the Head of State n has so far participated in “none of the many political meetings” of the 2.

The evictions of Le Pen

Opposite, Marine Le Pen is entangled in an even more virulent controversy for having refused access to journalists from Daily at his campaign events. A sequence which highlighted the often difficult relations that the executives of the National Rally have with the press.

Like the reporters of the TMC show, the journalists of Mediapart are not always accredited to meetings or press conferences of the candidate. In September 2019, the RN temporarily withdrew the accreditation of a journalist from Release to cover his summer university in Fréjus (Var), after the publication by the newspaper of a portrait of the RN mayor of the city. In Mayotte in December, the media Mayotte Weekly protested against the National Rally’s ban on one of its journalists from continuing to follow Marine Le Pen’s campaign on the island.

Even today, the far-right leader is in trouble with France 2. According to information from the Worldjournalist Patrick Cohen was dismissed from the program “Élysée 2022” at the end of March, at the request of the candidate, when he was to question her in the same way as the other contenders for the Élysée.

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