The President of the Assembly reacts to the insults professed by Cyril Hanouna against the deputy Louis Boyard. She denounces a “drift of the debate”.
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” NOTWe must collectively stand up against this drift of public debate and debate in the media, ”Yaël Braun-Pivet pleaded on Radio J, Sunday, November 13. The President of the Assembly was invited to react to the violent altercation between the presenter of C8 Cyril Hanouna and the deputy LFI Louis Boyard, Thursday, November 10 on the set of the program Do not touch My TV. Cyril Hanouna had in particular treated the deputy of “moron”, “jester” and “tocard”, arousing strong reactions, in particular within La France insoumise.
During a sequence devoted to the migrant boat ocean viking in the show Do not touch My TV, the guest Louis Boyard, MP since June and former columnist of the show, accused the “five richest people” in France of “impoverishing Africa”. He quoted billionaire Vincent Bolloré, owner of the Canal+ group, to which C8 belongs. The tone quickly rose with Mr. Hanouna. “You, you’re a shit,” launched the host. Mr. Boyard left under the boos of the public.
A “degrading” sequence
According to the President of the Assembly, the sequence is “degrading for the public debate and the people on the set”. “We must collectively speak out against this drift of public debate and debate in the media”, she pleaded on Radio J. The LFI group seized Arcom, and Ms. Braun-Pivet indicated that she had spoken with the president of this audiovisual policeman.
Government spokesman Olivier Véran defended the deputy on Sunday: “Whether we like Louis Boyard or not, whether we share his ideas or not, he remains an elected official. He has the right to express himself as he sees fit and we certainly do not have to insult or insult him, ”he told BFMTV. “I deplore this spiral of permanent buzz”, also declared Mr. Véran, noting then that “Louis Boyard is a provocative deputy”.
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The two leaders of the presidential majority agree that “politicians must speak to the French” and that it is difficult to boycott this or that broadcast. TPMP is a ratings success, with 1.8 million viewers on average and peaks at more than 2 million.
Mr. Boyard called on Friday for a parliamentary commission of inquiry into “the interference of Vincent Bolloré” in the media he owns. According to the President of the Assembly, the question of media concentration is “a fundamental question in a democracy” and “it is important that we deal with this subject”. She pointed out that the Senate had already conducted such a commission of inquiry, which had resulted last March in 32 recommendations. The LFI group in the Assembly is free to use its “right to draw” to in turn launch a commission.