Anne-Sophie Lapix (JT 20H) TF1 boycotted, and she finally reacts to the controversy!

During the debate between the two rounds of the 2022 presidential election, many would have liked to see Anne-Sophie Lapix, head of the 20H de France 2 team, around a table opposite Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. But the journalist interrupted on both sides. After a wave of indignation, the main stakeholders finally react.

absence speaking

On April 20, when Anne-Sophie Lapix was leading the debate between the two rounds, she was sadly absent. The absence sparked a lot of talk and even sparked controversy. what happened ?

Indeed, it turned out that President Emmanuel Macron refused to see the presenter “judge” in his conversations with Marine Le Pen. While Anne-Sophie Labbecs was unanimously against it, the National Rally candidate also opposed her existence, it was Brigitte’s husband’s decision that sparked controversy on the web.

“I haven’t tested it badly […]. This controversy finally allowed me to have Emmanuel Macron within 20 hours the day after the debate. We have been trying to get it since the beginning of the year without success,” admitted Anne-Sophie Lapix in an interview with Le Parisien, Saturday July 9, 2022.

Journalist’s reaction

During her interview with Le Parisien, the young woman took the opportunity to clarify things.

“I didn’t experience it badly. I wasn’t entirely surprised that Marine Le Pen didn’t want to be me. [la candidate d’extrême droite ne la porte pas dans son cœur depuis des années après une interview qui lui avait causé du tort, ndlr] Because this is an important moment for the candidates. I emphasized that even if I didn’t have the same tone by invigorating a discussion like the one I had in my interviews.

The journalist is well aware that her tone displeases many politicians who feel attacked and cornered. But for her, it’s nothing personal, she’s just doing her job!

“I have no personal animosity toward anyone. When I meet politicians, it’s about their platforms, promises, commitments, and contradictions. I look for where the problem is, wolf, because it’s important and interesting and it’s my role. Then, we can more or less appreciate the tone of my voice.”

The journalist may have been a little upset at the time that her colleague Leah Salama was chosen, but she ended up winning.

was supported

True, Anne-Sophie Labex badly faced the situation, but the young woman was nevertheless able to count on the support of her colleagues. The latter had unanimously condemned this choice, as did the vast majority of the French people.

“I was pleasantly surprised by the reaction of those who denounced the fact that politicians can challenge journalists,” she said.

Enough to make him want to get back on the scene very quickly!

Anne-Sophie Lapix has finally received Emmanuel Macron

The day after the controversy between the final candidates in the presidential elections, the journalist was still able to meet with Emmanuel Macron. According to information from Liberation, the presidential candidate agreed to answer questions from a public service journalist. He was invited to the 20 Hours of France 2 group on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

In any case, even if Emmanuel Macron accepted the interview the day after the discussion, the choice to exclude Anne-Sophie Labbex sparked heated debate. According to the candidates’ entourage, they would not appreciate his offensive questions and “hostile” tone.

“Marine Le Pen doesn’t want Anne-Sophie Lapix to lead the debate,” RN interim president Jordan Bardella confirmed to CNews. Such was the case for Emmanuel Macron.

The Association of Journalists (SDJ) France 2 had criticized the outgoing president for “rejecting invitations” of the channel. It denounced “all the pressures exerted by the candidates that undermine the freedom of the press.”

And they denounced, saying, “Politicians do not have the right to choose the journalists they interrogate.”

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