MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 8.45 pm and 10.22 pm Paris time.
The French media is still dominated by First Lady Valérie Trierweiler's tweet targeting Ségolène Royal (Hollande's ex). We take a look at political reaction, plus cartoons and a satirical puppet view of François Hollande's dilemma from Les Guignols.
#JoanOfArc? #GodSaveTheQueen? It can only be France v England. We take a look at some nationalistic hashtags. Also David Cameron forgets his daughter "down the pub" and we take a look at the lesser role social media played in France's parliamentary elections compared to the recent Presidential election.
After "Amercia", Mitt Romney gaffes again spelling Ronald Reagan's name wrong. The Republican candidate is not having a good time in cyberspace. Reports say someone has now hacked into his private e-mail. That - and some unfortunate political body art - is the focus for Media Watch International for this Friday, 8th June 2012.
Britain's Daily Mail savages France's first lady Valérie Trierweiler, calling her The Rottweiler. That paper and much of the French press is looking at her return to work at Paris Match magazine this week. Some of the pieces focus on the dilemma of just what to call her - First girlfriend? First journalist? That's the focus for Friday, 8th June 2012.
After a deluge on the day of his inauguration, François Hollande got drenched again today in Normandy! Also, did Nicolas Sarkozy have Hollande's mail shredded after the election and before he moved into the Elysée Palace?