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the direction of franceinfo “strongly condemns” the insult of Jean Lassalle against the editorialist Renaud Dély

The presidential candidate called the columnist for the public channel “dog” on Wednesday during a broadcast. Franceinfo recalls that “the insult has no [pas] its place” in the public debate.

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In a press release published Thursday, April 7, the management of franceinfo “strongly condemns” the insult uttered by the presidential candidate Jean Lassalle against Renaud Dély, the columnist for the channel. In reaction to an editorial by Renaud Dély on Wednesday morning on franceinfo radio, Jean Lassalle twice called him “dog”while he was interviewed on Wednesday evening on franceinfo television.

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“Under no circumstances does insulting have a place in public debate and cannot intimidate journalists and editorial writers who are doing their job”writes the direction of franceinfo, which “calls for the respect and a climate of serenity that democratic debate deserves”.

Wednesday evening, on the show “#VIPol” on franceinfo on channel 27, Jean Lassalle used his end of speaking time to brandish a column by Renaud Dely on a sheet of paper, believing that it was a “dog” and that he had no “not allowed to write” that. “How does he know me to make such serious judgments? It’s unworthy”he got carried away, banging his fist on the table, repeating: “It’s a dog !” He was reacting to an editorial by Renaud Dely, broadcast the same morning on Franceinfo radio. The editorialist stated in particular that “Dupont-Aignan and Lassalle, these are the two sides of this conspiracy of the time: noisy in the street and on social networks but still weak at the bottom of the ballot box, for the moment”.

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