In “L’heure des pros 2” on CNews, Pascal Praud got angry with the Minister of Energy Transition Agnès Pannier-Runacher, lending her comments she had not made.
Floating moment on CNews this Wednesday, September 21. During his flagship program “L’heure des pros 2”, Pascal Praud strongly denounced comments allegedly made by Agnès Panier-Runacher, Minister for Energy Transition. In reality, the star host of the news channel was trapped by a parody account.
Pascal Praud makes fun of Agnès Pannier-Runacher for a parody 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
— Nicolas Berrod (@nicolasberrod) September 22, 2022
In the midst of the energy debate, Pascal Praud took out his phone to read a tweet: “Do you know what Agnès Pannier-Runacher said today? Every time she says something, it’s collector’s item” . “She said this absolutely incredible thing: ‘If your fridge 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 it was ‘Le Gorafi’. I assure you! It’s the Marie-Antoinette of the poor! These are the people who run us! What do you want me to tell you?!”.
“But it’s like Sandrine Rousseau!”
After a page of advertising, the show resumed, and Pascal Praud conceded that he was wrong. In reality, the tweet quoted by the host comes from the parody account “Ministry Ecology Deserted Parody”. In a half-word, the presenter admitted his mistake, without apologizing. “We are sometimes so surprised at the statements that I myself have been had. In fact, it was a parody account. Obviously. Agnès Pannier-Runacher never said it”. “But it’s like Sandrine Rousseau! Today, we are sometimes so surprised that when we see information passing through, it’s a parody account”, he justified himself, not without embarrassment.
Throughout the rest of the JT, the host multiplied the reminders: “For there to be no ambiguity, what I quoted earlier was a parody.”