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"I admit I made a mistake": columnist Jean-Claude Dassier returns to CNews


The former director of LCI had been removed from the antenna after considering that "Muslims don't care about the Republic".

We hadn't seen him on


since late last year.

On December 27, in the show "La Belle Équipe",

Jean-Claude Dassier

, a regular guest on the channel, had professed:

"But the Muslims, they don't give a damn about the Republic, they don't even know what the word means, finally!

Words that earned him to be temporarily removed from the antenna.

“The columnist Jean-Claude Dassier expressed his opinion

, commented two days later the presenter of the chain Barbara Klein.

(…) I wanted to tell you that these comments only engage him and in no case the channel or the editorial staff of CNews.


A complaint lodged

Jean-Claude Dassier, who is also vice-president of the editorial committee of

Current Values

, made his return this Tuesday, February 14 in the program "La parole aux Français", led by journalist Clélie Mathias.

“We are delighted to have you back”

, she assures the former news director of TF1 and ex-director of LCI, who claims to have had

time to think a little for a good month following a debate that we must regret


Sometimes, in the passion of the moment, we tend to generalize, to globalize

, he explains


And to globalise, somewhere, is to exclude, and it should never be done.


I admit I made a mistake

, continues the former boss of Olympique de Marseille.

You have to apologize, always, when you make inaccuracies.

We still play an important role.

Clearly, millions of Muslims are fully integrated into the Republic.

However, we must not deny that there are still problems in this country, we spoke in particular in this debate of the young generation with whom we have difficulties.

But once again, I regret generalizing remarks.

We must never globalize because there, we start talking nonsense.

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The Union of Mosques of France had filed a complaint on February 7 against the columnist of CNews, for “public insult” and “provocation to discrimination, hatred or violence”, at the Paris court.

Arcom, for its part, had indicated that it was studying the possibility of a sanction.

The return of Jean-Claude Dassier comes as relations between Rima Abdul Malak and the Canal + group are particularly tense.

Tuesday, February 14 in the National Assembly, the Minister of Culture once again recalled the


to which C8 and CNews are bound, in particular the plurality in the debate.

In front of the parliamentarians, she explained that there have been

"about twenty interventions by Arcom since 2019"


On February 9, this is the latest, the public authority imposed a record fine of 3.5 million euros on C8.

Source: lefigaro

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