Arcom believes that Patrick Cohen lacked precaution in “C à vous”

Arcom believes that Patrick Cohen lacked precaution in “C à vous”
Arcom believes that Patrick Cohen lacked precaution in “C à vous”

The Regulatory Authority for Audiovisual and Digital Communication (Arcom) has made a decision. The remarks made by Patrick Cohen in the show C to you (France 5) on November 27 “did not meet the requirements of moderation, rigor and honesty”reports Le Figaro .

Remarks “devoid of oratorical precautions”

That day, the journalist returned to the death of Thomas, a 16-year-old teenager killed in Crépol (Drôme) a few days earlier. A column in which Patrick Cohen wanted to rule out the theory of a racist murder, which created controversy.

Tuesday April 16, Arcom “considered that certain remarks, devoid of oratory precautions and stated in a declarative manner, did not meet the requirements of moderation, rigor and honesty”. After discussing this matter on February 14, the members of Arcom came to this conclusion based on “on article 35 of the specifications of the company France Télévisions”specifies Huffington Post .

“Have fun and pick up girls”

In his column entitled Crépol, the mechanics of hatred and liesPatrick Cohen returned to the evening’s proceedings.

Read also: “It’s yours.” Patrick Cohen forced to leave the set of the show

He told how “around ten young people mingle with the 400 participants” For “have fun and pick up girls”. He also returned to the element which led to the tragedy, the song Chikita by rapper Jul ». The problem is that the story of this evening had not yet been completely established by the investigators. Patrick Cohen was then accused, mainly by the far right, of not taking sufficient distance by relying on the version of the attackers and without mentioning the presence of knives.

If she recognizes that the journalist’s comments were registered “in the context of an editorial espousing the committed and assumed bias, thus benefiting from increased freedom of expression”Arcom believes that France 5 should have “exercise increased vigilance” in view of the “France Télévisions specifications”. The RN deputy Laure Lavalette, who contacted Arcom in November, believes that this decision “certifies to the merits of (his) grievances. »

To find out more: read the articles in Figaro and Huffington Post .

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