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WW Update5,031 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Do you get the feeling that the BBC News are overdoing the French election story.

On BBC News we've got Huw Edwards live from Paris with the French election as the top story, on ITV are had Mary on the campaign trail with the General Election as the top story.

To me it seems like they've sent him out there so they are going to use him, in any other circumstance it'd be down to second on the agenda by now.


The French election is a huge global story and the result has direct implications for the future of the EU (and Brexit talks). PSBs in much of Europe led tonight's newscasts with detailed coverage of the vote and its consequences, so I'd be surprised if the story didn't get top billing in France's next-door neighbor.
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Markymark7,571 posts since 13 Dec 2004
Meridian (North) South Today
Do you get the feeling that the BBC News are overdoing the French election story.

On BBC News we've got Huw Edwards live from Paris with the French election as the top story, on ITV are had Mary on the campaign trail with the General Election as the top story.

To me it seems like they've sent him out there so they are going to use him, in any other circumstance it'd be down to second on the agenda by now.


The French election is a huge global story and the result has direct implications for the future of the EU (and Brexit talks). PSBs in much of Europe have led their newscasts with detailed coverage of the vote and its consequences, so I'd be surprised if the story didn't get top billing in France's next-door neighbor.


It's refreshing to see the UK media taking a proper interest in the affairs of neighbouring countries, it's something they have always done, at last ( for whatever reasons) it's finally being reciprocated.
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London Lite11,153 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Do you get the feeling that the BBC News are overdoing the French election story.


No, even domestically, it's a huge story in France where for the first time a President-Elect isn't from one of the two main parties who only started his movement a year ago after leaving the Socialists.

Compared to the coverage of the 2012 election in the UK, it's been a lot better.
Charles592 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World News
Do you get the feeling that the BBC News are overdoing the French election story.

On BBC News we've got Huw Edwards live from Paris with the French election as the top story, on ITV are had Mary on the campaign trail with the General Election as the top story.

To me it seems like they've sent him out there so they are going to use him, in any other circumstance it'd be down to second on the agenda by now.


The French election is a huge global story and the result has direct implications for the future of the EU (and Brexit talks). PSBs in much of Europe have led their newscasts with detailed coverage of the vote and its consequences, so I'd be surprised if the story didn't get top billing in France's next-door neighbor.


It's refreshing to see the UK media taking a proper interest in the affairs of neighbouring countries, it's something they have always done, at last ( for whatever reasons) it's finally being reciprocated.


Even CNN has done pretty impressive coverage with Cyril Varnier interviewing several pundits at a time at the Paris bureau along with Melissa Bell, Atika Shubert, Christiane Amanpour, Hala Gorani, and maybe even a few more on the ground in Paris and around the metropolitan France. They've spent a lot of time on this, and it's getting quite a bit of airtime on CNN Domestic too.