All those times Anne-Sophie Lapix did her job in the face of politics


TELEVISION – You will not see the face of Anne-Sophie Lapix next Wednesday April 20 at 9 p.m. on France 2. The star public service presenter was excluded from hosting the debate between the two presidential rounds by Marine Le Pen’s teams, who consider her too offensive… An opinion which seems to be shared by Emmanuel Macron according to his entourage, report The world and The Parisian.

But this refusal is perhaps the best compliment offered to the presenter, demonstrating that she has succeeded in making her mark with her tenacity, pushing politicians on all sides to their limits, as you can see in our video at the top of the article.

History with Marine Le Pen

As early as 2012, the host then at the helm of the “Sunday +” program on Canal + had pointed out the inconsistencies regarding the economic costing of Marine Le Pen’s program. “I had not prepared this clash, but I find that it was interesting to see that she does not control the costing of her project”, she had subsequently confided to our colleagues from The Obs, stating that he had spent “the week” calculating the economic program of the Front National candidate. A sequence very widely shared thereafter on social networks and at the origin of the icy relations between the two women, even today.

Moreover, it was still Anne-Sophie Lapix who asked “the angry question” last March about the links that the far-right candidate has with Russia, which had just invaded at that time. there Ukraine. “How do you claim your independence when you owe Putin’s friends eight million,” she asked, referring to the loan she received from a Russian bank in 2014. So many sequences that prompted the candidate’s teams to challenge the journalist for the debate, as confirmed by his lieutenant Jordan Bardella on CNews on Monday.

The muscular interview of Édouard Philippe in 2020

It is not only against Marine Le Pen that Anne-Sophie Lapix shows tenacity. The government was able to see this during the health crisis, in particular with an eventful interview with Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on March 17, 2020, the day after the announcement of the first confinement.

“Have we not fallen behind by wanting at all costs to maintain the first round of the Municipal elections” had notably asked the journalist, questioning the Prime Minister on “the delay” taken by France in the fight against the pandemic. She explained herself later at the microphone of Bixente Lizarazu on France Bleu, recounting the violent insults received after this interview.

An offensive interview, which, according to our colleagues from World, would have displeased the President, to the point of distancing himself from France 2. Before the first round, the latter did not grant the slightest interview to the channel, arousing misunderstanding and anger within the society of journalists. The SDJ also condemned this Wednesday “the pressure exerted by the candidates” for the choice of the presenters of this famous debate, decidedly both political in form and in substance.

No candidate spared

For the 2022 presidential campaign, the presenter hosted the program “Élysée 2022″ with the head of the political department of France 2 Nathalie Saint-Cricq and the journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi. And she spared no candidate, left or right, pushing them to their limits.

Sometimes pointing to the economic costing of their projects, as for the socialist Anne Hidalgo, sometimes the ineffectiveness of their proposals. Éric Zemmour and his idea of ​​a bonus for births in rural areas paid the price. A pugnacity that perhaps displeases the candidates … probably less to the viewers.

See also on The HuffPost: Why Norman Thavaud removed his last video on Marine Le Pen


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