In “L’heure des pros 2” on CNews, Pascal Praud snapped at Minister of Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher, lending his comments that he hadn’t made.
Floating moment on CNews this Wednesday, September 21. During his flagship show “L’heure des pros 2”, Pascal Praud strongly denounced comments allegedly made by Agnès Panier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition. In reality, the news channel’s star host got hooked on a parody account.
Pascal Praud mocks Agnès Pannier-Runacher for a parodic phrase she never uttered (https://t.co/488OGyatTq)… before acknowledging -without really apologizing- his mistake a little later: “Today, we are no longer surprised…”pic.twitter.com/OIQcb156Z5
– Nicholas Berrod (@nicolasberrod) September 22, 2022
In the midst of the energetic debate, Pascal Praud pulled out his phone to read a tweet: “Do you know what Agnès Pannier-Runacher said today? Every time she says something, it’s a collector’s item.” “She said something absolutely incredible: ‘If your refrigerator is empty at the end of the month, you might as well unplug it to save energy,'” the presenter got carried away, before continuing. “I thought she was ‘Le Gorafi’. I assure you! She is the Marie Antoinette of the poor! These are the people who lead us! What do you want me to tell you?!”
“But it’s like Sandrine Rousseau!”
After a page of publicity, the show resumed and Pascal Praud admitted that he was wrong. In reality, the tweet cited by the driver comes from the parodic account “Desert Parody Ecology Ministry.” In half a word, the presenter admitted his mistake, without apologizing. “Sometimes we are so surprised by the statements that have been made to me. In fact, it was a parody story. Obviously. Agnès Pannier-Runacher never said it.” “But it’s like Sandrine Rousseau! Today, sometimes, we are so surprised that when we see information passing, it’s a parody account,” he justified himself, not without shame.
During the rest of the JT, the presenter multiplied the reminders: “So that there is no ambiguity, what I quoted before was a parody.”