Sunday June 12, during the special legislative election evening on France 2, Anne-Sophie Lapix had to reframe Stéphane Le Foll, invited on the set to debate with Sandrine Rousseau. “We don’t say: ‘Calm down'”she annoyed.
Election night, special broadcast. On Sunday June 12, Anne-Sophie Lapix and Laurent Delahousse presented the results of the first round of the legislative elections live on France 2. She was in charge of interviewing guests on set, he managed the figures and reports from special correspondents in the various constituencies. She is therefore the presenter of the 20 hours who moderated the (heated) debate between Sandrine Rousseau, candidate NUPES / Europe Écologie Les Verts, and Stéphane Le Fol, mayor of Le Mans, support for the dissident candidates of the Socialist Party. The first defended with the alliance of the left while the second denounced it. And, between the two, the tone is raisedforcing Anne-Sophie Lapix to intervene: “Careful, careful, don’t talk at the same time!”
“Can you calm down! Oh la la!”
Not listening to Sandrine Rousseau, Stéphane Le Foll then launched, in a most condescending tone: “Can you calm down! Oh dear !” An exit immediately denounced by Anne-Sophie Lapix. “We don’t say ‘calm down’, we are respectful on this set. Each speaks one after the other., she said firmly, not giving the mayor the opportunity to justify himself. Sandrine Rousseau then thanked him for his intervention: “Viewers, appreciate the accuracy of this remark.”
The sequence between Sandrine Rousseau and Stéphane Le Foll, supervised by Anne-Sophie Lapix, is reminiscent of the pass of arms between Gerald Darmanin and Apolline de Malherbe a few weeks ago on CNews. As the journalist tried to question the minister on his record, he contemptuously launched: “Calm down ma’am, it’s going to be fine..” She then replied:I beg your pardon ? No but pause, oh! How do you talk to me? What is the problem ? I find it amazing your way of answering, it’s almost an offense“. It becomes recurring.