At the beginning of April, the former polemicist who became a candidate for the “Reconquête! » in the French presidential election affirmed it on the radio France Inter: « On April 25, I will be either President of the Republic, or leader of the opposition. Éric Zemmour was not qualified in the second round, arriving behind Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon with 7.07% of the votes cast, a disappointing score given the average of the polls since his declaration of candidacy . To exist on a national scale without being at the Élysée, the sovereignist left, this time, to attack the National Assembly. There too, no second round: Zemmour was eliminated in the first round of the legislative elections, in the Var where he had parachuted.
If each political party tries to present its almost victory or its slightest defeat to its advantage – even the socialists melted into the left-wing coalition Nupes (New Popular Ecological and Social Union) – the former right-wing journalist appears as the undisputed loser of the political sequence of 2022, as evidenced by the cancellation of some of his participation in television programs, him the ex-beast of the media scene…
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Is it necessary to gloss over it over long articles? Perhaps the synthetic character of a press cartoon is ideal for evoking the collapse of the darling of the CNews channel. And it is from the pen of the cartoonist Jean that the French newspaper Point entrusted the mission. In a few strokes, on page 14 of the June 16 edition, we recognize a disappointed Zemmour consulting a smartphone. In the great tradition of old press cartoons without speech bubbles, it is a caption that provides information on the fictitious hypothesis of real depression: “Éric Zemmour was offered a freelance position at “Capcov”. »
Seen in The Point 😊 pic.twitter.com/ATYwkIuJCc
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The caricature, whose nature is to exaggerate, always imagines the most improbable situations. Very likely is Éric Zemmour’s lack of desire to resume his career as a journalist in a publication that deals with the continent which he accuses, more or less covertly, of working for the “great replacement” of the French population, and this despite its origins in Berber countries.
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But very improbable is indeed the hypothesis that JA can play the headhunter in his direction. The weekly has constantly denounced Zemmour’s poorly documented disdain for Senegalese people whom he likened to traffickers, the unfounded and decontextualized reading of certain verses of the Koran, his “dystopian fable” on France and his “neurosis” with regard to Algeria.
Full house for the cartoon of the Point…