In the video below you’ll see Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National in France, deliver the coup de grâce to the French media. Note the calm, relaxed, offhand way in which she expresses her utter contempt for her interviewer and the media the latter represents.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||You say: “Turn away from the traditional media, go and find news on the Internet!”|
|00:04||Aren’t you aware that it could be dangerous, talking like that? —Why?|
|00:08||On the Internet you can find conspiracy theories, all types of things… it’s not necessarily|
|00:13||verified information… —Don’t you think that the traditional media have conspiracy theories?|
|00:16||I have read a ton of things about Russia intervening in the presidential campaign|
|00:20||and other things like that. I mean, there is at least as much|
|00:24||fake news in the traditional media as on the Internet!|
|00:28||But tomorrow all sorts of things could be written, for example about you, on the Internet, and|
|00:32||you incite the people to go and find information on the Internet!|
|00:35||About things that weren’t verified! It could never be worse|
|00:38||than what you guys are saying or what you write in the traditional newspapers,|
|00:41||you know? —This little anti-media song, this little Trump-like aspect of yours:|
|00:44||it worked in the United States, so you are applying it here, in France?|
|00:48||Madame, French people have no confidence in the media whatsoever, are you aware of that, or not?