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Le Pen exposes shameless media hypocricy in TV interview

Marine Le Pen has been indicted for denouncing atrocities carried out by the Islamic State because she retweeted images on Twitter of their evil deeds. In an interview on French television, Le Pen responded vigorously to her interviewer who tried - and failed - to maneuver her into acknowledging that she had done something wrong.

Published: March 7, 2018, 8:58 am

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    “This brings me to the tweets you posted in order to denounce the atrocities committed by the Islamic State, and you have been indicted for that. You criticized this decision, but deep inside, do you regret this decision? Would you do it again?” the smug commentator, Francis Letellier, asked Le Pen.

    “Are we walking on our heads! Do you realize that I am a deputy, the leader of a large French political party, and I am being indicted for denouncing the atrocities of ISIS?” the leader of the Front National responded on the programme Dimanche en politique, on France 3.

    Le Pen pointed out that in the US and Germany, shock and surprise have been expressed that a political leader can be indicted for denouncing ISIS.

    The journalist retorted: “They [the images] are sensitive, however, those pictures, which could accidentally be seen by anyone, even children.”

    Le Pen expressed great surprise at a journalist morally grandstanding about publishing “sensitive” visual material. “And you, journalists, are telling me this? To me? You? You?”

    The journalist soldiered on: “But children could see it accidentally… So you don’t regret it?”

    Astounded, Le Pen noted that the media had previously published photos of a dead Syrian migrant toddler who had washed up ashore, without any shame. “Who, I’m sorry, published the picture of that little dead boy washed up on a beach?… And this couldn’t have been accidentally seen by a child?”

    She went on: “I think that all French people consider this scandalous, and I’ll even tell you, I’ll go further. It’s a real inversion of values. Well, this indictment, well, I’ll wear it on my sleeve as a badge of resistance against ISIS.

    “It’s my job! It’s my political job. No, of course, I don’t regret it, because it’s my political job.

    “Your journalistic job is to show what is going on in the world, and my political job is to denounce the acts of our enemy,” Le Pen concluded.

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