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VAL | Den franska valrörelsen har karaktären av en folkomröstning för eller emot president Nicolas Sarkozy. 

The Economist har kallat det för ”västvärldens mest lättsinniga valrörelse”. The Spectator nöjer sig att kalla valet för en ”fransk fars”.

Och i franska medier är det ännu värre. Åtminstone när det gäller beskrivningen av Sarkozy. Om François Hollande förlorar kommer anledningen inte att vara avsaknad av stöd i media. 

L’Express har t.o.m. sammanställt nitton tidskriftsomslag som är föga smickrande för presidenten.

Bloggen ElyséeThe Economist har ställt frågan varifrån denna ”Sarkofobi” kommer.

I think the answer lies beyond the tone of this second-round campaign. It stems partly from Mr Sarkozy’s own errors of judgment (Fouquet’s, the Bolloré yacht, his swearing at a member of the public at an agricultural show) as well as his tiresome look-at-me showmanship. There is also a degree of unattractive snobbery towards a man whom many within the bien-pensant left-bank Paris elite consider vulgar and uncultivated.

Neither has he helped himself by taking a bullying approach towards unfriendly journalists. At one live televised press conference at the Elysée, for example, I remember Mr Sarkozy mocking Laurent Joffrin, of Libération, for asking a “very stupid” question.

French journalists tend to be left-wing. I’ve just looked up the election results for the works council at France Télévisions, for instance, and the top place (with 37%) went to the Communist-backed CGT. With Mr Hollande now the strong favourite to win the presidency, the scent of imminent victory may be partly driving a sense of impunity in the left-wing media. If Mr Hollande is elected, it will be interesting to see whether they hold him to the same standards.

Bild: Marianne den 24-27 april (nr 783) 2012

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