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.
Sarkozy becomes a "wise one" (Sage) as he sits for the first time on the French Constitutional Council. Also, Brit-bashing online after Cameron says he'll roll out the red carpet for French tax exiles.
Ségolène Royal fails to get elected in La Rochelle, this after last week's "tweet attack" by Valérie Trierweiler which analysts say had little to do with her defeat. Also, Google slams states for increasing tendency towards censorship, while Google is itself criticised for privacy infringements with new 3D mapping.
Algerian protestors call for their Education minister to step down, after two decades in power and little improvement in literacy levels. The Atlantic magazine commissions a series of portraits of an under-employed generation, and a young food blogger in Scotland is temporarily muzzled, after giving her school cantine a bad review!
Nadine Morano takes the bait: the former UMP minister is tricked by an impersonator on the phone, and reveals that she thinks Marine Le Pen is a "talented politician". Her fellow party members compare the far-right to the far-left, and Socialist candidate for MP Ségolène Royal finds herself on the receiving end of a pro-Falorni stunt.
There's more on "that tweet" as François Hollande dodges questions at a press conference. Also, what is Nicolas Sarkozy up to these days? Finally, it's David Cameron's turn to be embarrassed and this time it's not because of a tweet but a text message... from Rebekah Brooks.