Mainstream media outlets are (even more) furious at Marine Le Pen and her party, Front National, for restricting their access to her campaign, issuing a petition announcing their indignation, while failing to condemn Emmanuel Macron for blocking Russian press.
In an open letter endorsed by more than 30 media outlets on the website for French publication Le Monde, the vicious globalist mouthpieces who have treated Le Pen and her supporters with disdain and dishonesty, accuse Front National of hindering their “freedom to do their job,” and refer to themselves as “victims” of mistreatment.
“On the occasion of the campaign for the second round of the presidential election, the National Front decided to choose the media that are authorized to follow Marine Le Pen,” reads the petition. “Several titles of press thus saw their representative kept away from any information and any possibility of follow-up on the ground with the candidate of the National Front.”
“We protest in the strongest possible way against this hindrance to the freedom to do our job and fulfill our duty to inform.”
“It is not up to any political party to decide on the media empowered to exercise their democratic role in our society,” it concludes.
Meanwhile, Le Pen’s opponent, former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron, has chosen to ban RT and Sputnik, both Russian, without backlash from the same journalists whinging about ‘freedom of the press’ in their petition.
“Spreading lies methodically and systematically – that’s a problem,” said a Macron spokesman of the two outlets, accusing them of a “systematic desire to issue fake news and false information.”
RT’s editor-in-chief, Margarita Simoyan, slammed the Macron campaign on social media, writing, “So this is how gracelessly freedom of speech ends in a country which prides itself on its freedoms almost more than it prides itself on its Camembert and brie.”
Even in The Guardian’s coverage on the matter, they propagated the falsehood that Le Pen is a ‘far-right leader’ – deliberately duplicitous terminology intended to paint mainline anti-globalists such as Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, and Le Pen as ‘extremists.’
After securing her spot in the election run-off in Sunday’s first round of voting, Le Pen issued a video thanking her supporters on social media for their “sincere engagement” and for tirelessly battling against media dishonesty.
— Kevin W. (@kwilli1046) April 26, 2017
“You actively participate in the campaign with creativity, energy, humor,” she said. “You intelligently resist the propaganda and the lies spread by the system’s media.”
“Everywhere, every day, on the Internet and in the real world, new patriots are joining us and committing to our side.”
“There are a couple of days of intense mobilization remaining, like before the first found, but perhaps now even more, as the system is going to unleash all its weapons against the patriots: the caricatures, the compromises of truth, maneuvers; nothing will be spared against us,” she continued. “So, it is upon you, therefore, that I count on, on this home stretch, to bring back the truth every time it’s necessary, to convince and show all our compatriots that my project is to protect them.”
Le Pen made it into round two, despite the best efforts of international media, the French Government, the EU and Macron's friend Obama pic.twitter.com/XihQx9jLlN
— J Deplorable Valette (@Jean_de_Valette) April 23, 2017
The decision by Front National is reminiscent of similar measures taken by Donald Trump’s campaign to exclude outlets, at times, that constantly attack their candidate with lies, propaganda, and deception, such as CNN and the New York Times.