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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-10-03

Hollande and the "Karcher moment" that wasn't

Last night's later edition of Media Watch: François Hollande is accused of copying Nicolas Sarkozy when he infamously reassured a distraught suburban resident that he'd clear her neigbourhood of trouble-making "scum". Hollande was visiting the Paris suburb of Echirolles after a fatal double shooting when a resident asked for his reaction. Was this an attempt to use Sarkozy-style communications or not?

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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2017-01-11 Americas

Bad buzz for Buzzfeed as it posts unverified claims on Trump

Accusations of "fake news" - normally reserved as a criticism for alt-right media - have now been hurled at Buzzfeed for publishing unverified claims of Russian espionage on...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama loved and Obama loathed

Social media is reflecting a divided America as President Obama prepares to give his farewell speech in Chicago later tonight.

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2017-01-09 Charlie Hebdo

#CharlieHebdo and the repentant jihadist?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to a reformed jihadist appearing on prime-time French TV. Farid Benyettou admits he radicalised the brothers who carried out the attack on...

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