The CSA asks the media to count the speaking time of Eric Zemmour

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The CSA asked the audiovisual media to “count”, from Thursday, “the interventions” of Eric Zemmour.

The Superior council of audio-visual (CSA) asks the audio-visual media to “count”, from Thursday, “the interventions” of the flagship polemicist of CNews, Eric Zemmour, “on the national political debate”, in a decision released Wednesday.

“In view of recent developments”, the CSA “considered that Eric Zemmour could henceforth be regarded, as much by his positions and his actions, as by the comments to which they give rise, as an actor of the national political debate”, justifies the regulator in a press release. However “the provisions of the law of September 30, 1986 provide for the taking into account of the interventions of political personalities”, recalls the CSA, whose college met Wednesday in plenary assembly.

“The rules of pluralism guarantee the smooth running of democratic life. The CSA’s mission is to ensure their fair application, while respecting the editorial freedom of the audiovisual media, which are solely responsible for their programming”, underlines the gendarme of audiovisual.

This decision comes as the polemicist Eric Zemmour, released Wednesday on appeal for anti-Islam and anti-immigration remarks made in 2019, seems to be getting closer day after day to a presidential candidacy of 2022. While intervening daily in the CNews program “Face à l’Info” in front of some 700,000 viewers. He is also supposed to resume the show “Zemmour et Naulleau” on September 29 on the pay channel. Paris Premiere.