“The main criticism, as with Fox News, is to distort the truth to adapt it to an alternate reality, or to an ideology, a discourse or a political agenda,” he added.
But the channel vehemently contests it.
“CNews has absolutely nothing to do with (Fox News). We are not a campaign chain, ”said Managing Director Serge Nedjar. Sunday Newspaper newspaper in a rare interview last January.
His success has come from tackling issues that others ignore, he said.
“From the start and without changing, we were the only ones to cover certain sensitive, even explosive social subjects, such as security, immigration, the environment and urban violence, issues that our rivals were reluctant to cover”, a- he declared.
Right-wing traditionalist politicians and experts argue that it is time for France to give them a voice.
Mr. Zemmour was “a tiny media counter-power in the face of a thick wall of left-wing thoughts and comments in the French media landscape,” wrote Jean Messiha in Current values, a hard right-wing news magazine.
But eight months before the French presidential elections, the controversy has not gone unnoticed in political circles.