“I can’t blame them”: a journalist from France 24 creates controversy over rebellious France

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On the air, the head of the political service of France 24 Roselyne Febvre declared that she could not “prank” the members of insubordinate France. The presenter actually thought her mic was off.

Controversial remarks. On September 21, the head of the political service of France 24 Roselyne Febvre made a very remarkable exit. Indeed, in full antenna, the presenter mistakenly believed that her microphone was cut and indulged in personal comments on the members of insubordinate France.

“I can’t blame them,” she said, broadcasting the images of Mathilde Panot’s speech during the press conference concerning the Adrien Quatennens affair. These words should have remained secret and would have gone almost unnoticed if the columnist Bertrand Chameroy had not brought them to light during his column on C à Vous.

“I was shocked by this slap story”

Following this, MP LFI Clémentine Autain reacted on Twitter. “The head of the political department of France 24 cannot ‘injure’ us. A bug in the microphone and everything becomes clear…”, she wrote.

Questioned by our colleagues from Liberation, Roselyne Febvre assured that “C to You” had “told the story badly”. “Pierre Jacquemain (journalist on set with her at the time of the events) was outraged that women were the only ones who jumped into the water to answer questions. And I was shocked by this slap story and the reaction of Mélenchon. I tell Pierre, yes, that I can’t blame them after this story of slapping his wife, but it was a statement that was supposed to stay off the air,” she said.