This Wednesday, April 20, when the debate between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen takes place at 9 p.m., Nathalie Saint-Cricq gave an interview to the Parisian. The journalist, who hosted the duel in 2017, expressed her fears about certain provisions.
Five years ago, she was the one who got down to work. Nathalie Saint-Cricqco-host of the debate between the two rounds in May 2017, broadcasts some reservations approaching the new face to face between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Scheduled for this Wednesday, April 20 at 9 p.m., this dreaded duel promises to be tough. But it is not so much that worries the journalist from France Télévisions. As she confided, this Wednesday, in the columns of Parisianshe especially regrets one of the provisions negotiated by the two candidates for this debate: the absence of a cutting plan on the one who does not have the floor. In other words, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron will appear on the screen only when they speak.
cutting plans, “there will be fewthey will be subject to a quota, strictly equal for the two candidates with a script responsible for counting them”explained the wife of Patrice Duhamel. “However, interesting things happen for the viewer to watch because they say a lot about the contestant“she lamented. “So I don’t see why we would choose to show people, not reality, but what we want them to see. I’m afraid we’ve got a Soviet-style realization“, finally denounced the political specialist.
“I find it a shame to censor”
Guest on the set of That is to say on France 5, Tuesday April 19, Nathalie Saint-Cricq also touched on this topic of cutaways. “I regret them because I remember watching the debate between Ségolène Royal and Nicolas Sarkozy in 2012“she began. “I was told that Nicolas Sarkozy had been destabilized because Ségolène Royal was speaking directly to the camera and not looking at him. I was also told that Nicolas Sarkozy was concentrating on his pen so as not to be annoyed against Ségolène Royal who wanted to push him to the nervousness”cited as an example the editorialist, who said she was touched by certain criticisms. “I think there is no reason for the French to be deprived of thisnot because I like the circus or the shows, but because it’s the reality. I find it a shame to censor“she concluded.
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