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.