French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen just smacked down a reporter earlier on Tuesday by saying in a Trumpian manner that no one in France trusts the media anymore. To be more precise,she said that “French people have no confidence in the media whatsoever, are you aware of that or not?”, leaving the reporter speechless.
The fascinating back and forth between the reporter and Marine Le Pen resembles Donald Trump’s wars with the mainstream media during his campaign in 2016 and even afterwards, when he called some mainstream news outlets “fake news” and accused their reporting of being incredibly biased and making up sources and stories when there are none.
Now, Marine Le Pen is informing her voters that she’s aware of the “big game”and how it’s played by the mainstream media in Europe just like in the United States, highlighting how incredibly biased and disconnected from reality corporate media really is.
Corporate media, mainstream media, establishment media, regardless of what you choose to call it is the same in Europe and in the US and that becomes obvious in the video-clip below. The reporter tries to lecture Marine Le Pen, asking her to advise her voters to get their news from traditional media, as one getting his/hers news from the Internet is dangerous.
A very amused Le Pen asks the obvious question, why? The reporter goes into saying that the Internet is full of conspiracy theories and all sorts of unverified (meaning state approved) information. Le Pen retorts with an epic line:
“Don’t you think that the traditional media have conspiracy theories? I’ve read a ton of things about Russia intervening in the presidential campaign and other things like that – I mean there is at least as much fake news in the traditional media as on the Internet!”
The reporter then goes on to accusing Le Pen of trying to incite people to find news on the, horribile dictu, Internet, where there’s no vetting process God forbids. Le Pen responds:
“It could never be worse than what you guys are saying or what you write in the traditional newspapers,”
The next step is to accuse Le Pen of acting like Donald Trump. So much win! Just watch the video and see for yourself. According to the latest polls, Le Pen may win the first round of presidential elections from April 23rd, though the second round on May 7th may prove very difficult for the National Front candidate.
However, the people making these forecasts are the same clueless establishment mouthpieces who predicted that Trump will lose and Brexit will never happen, hence you can’t take them seriously.