Its interventions “relating to the national political debate” must be taken into account, explained Wednesday the Superior council of audio-visual. The far-right polemicist, who co-hosts a program on CNews, has become “an actor in the national political debate “.
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Is Eric Zemmour an editorial writer or a politician? He has not declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential election, although it is strongly anticipated. But the Superior council of audio-visual ask the media, Wednesday September 8, to start counting down his speaking time when he speaks “on the national political debate”, of which he became “an actor” in the eyes of the Superior council of audio-visual (CSA).
It will apply from Thursday to audiovisual media, therefore to television channels and radios. The media do not have to respect strict equality of speaking time between political figures outside the official presidential campaign.
But outside of these periods, the law all the same charge the CSA to ensure the equity of the access of the policies to the antenna, according to criteria specified on its site. The media must send him a record of the speaking times granted to political figures. It is in this context that the interventions of Eric Zemmour must now be counted.
The polemicist announced a few days ago that he was ceasing his weekly column published by Le Figaro to devote himself to the promotion of his new book, which will be published in mid-September. But he still appears on a daily show on CNews. The channel declined to comment on the CSA’s decision to AFP.