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Latest update : 2010-07-15

“Bettencourt case turns into political and media war”

In today’s press review, we compare the Bettencourt coverage in left and right-leaning newspapers. It seems the family dispute that turned into a political scandal is now triggering a media war.

The right-wing newspaper Le Figaro openly defends the Government, describing Claire Thibout’s testimony as a “boomerang”. Bettencourt’s former accountant told the police she was misquoted by the website Mediapart. She denies saying that President Sarkozy received cash-stashed envelopes.  

On the other hand, Libération takes Thibout’s side, saying the reason she partially reacted her accusations is because she has been under political pressure.
 
According to a survey published in Le Parisien, 62% of the French say they don’t trust Nicolas Sarkozy.
 
And finally, Libération celebrates the opening of the Arles Photo Festival.

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

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