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The Gauls get it right. For once.

Unlike this country, French broadcasters do not take kindly to 'impartial' journalists / presenters coming out for politicians and parties. So, Alain Duhamel was regarded, quite rightly, as having crossed a line when he said of presidential candidate (and no hoper...) François Bayrou, 'He is someone I like, and I will vote for him' , and is on leave from France 2 until the end of the Presidential camapign. A video of his declaration was posted on YouTube equivalent Dailymotion, the comment having been made at a conference at Science Po in November. For what it is worth, Bayrou is basically a good oeuf, but rules are rules, or rather should be.

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Anonymous swift said... 8:54 am

Do 'impartial' hacks, particularly TV ones, regularly voice support for a particular candidate in Britain? Having been out of the country for the last three elections, I haven't followed the coverage of them too closely. As for Bayrou, I saw him being interviewed last night on France 2; he is, as you say, a good oeuf, but dull. Mind you, with Sego seemingly in freefall, what chance of Bayrou edging her in the first round?  



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