Vincent Bolloré, the media mogul behind Marine Le Pen, Éric Zemmour and Valérie Pécresse, has made his mark no matter who wins.
In a nation with strict political finance laws, control over the news media has provided an avenue for the very rich to influence elections, this one more than ever.
An anti-immigrant writer and right-wing television star, Mr. Zemmour said he was running in the country’s presidential elections next year, ending months of speculation.
Éric Zemmour, an anti-immigrant writer and TV commentator, is surging in opinion polls before presidential elections next year — and he is not yet a candidate.
Éric Zemmour, a writer and TV celebrity known for his far-right nationalism, dominates political talk in France as he weighs a run for president.
CNews, the creation of the billionaire Vincent Bolloré, has become France’s No. 1 news network by giving a new bullhorn for right-wing views on crime, immigration, climate and Covid.
Culture wars, fueled by Fox News-style provocation, have arrived in France.