Emmanuelle Ménard is the wife of Robert Ménard, the Islam-critical mayor of Béziers in the South of France who was co-founder of Reporters without Borders. I have known about the extraordinary courage of Robert Ménard who used to be the darling of the Left, while they mistook him for one of "theirs", but when he turned out to be ethical, courageous and unwilling to run with the pack, the pack turned on him.
I had not known about his wife, Emmanuelle Ménard, but am not surprised to find that she too is highly intelligent, courageous and, I think, "the find" of these recent elections, where she has been elected to the National Legislature with the backing of the Front National and other conservative parties.
Below is a speech given recently by Mme. Ménard on yet a further crackdown on free expression in France. In her address she points out the hypocrisy around Article 1. according to which a judge could decide the eligibility of a deputy who would speak out against the prevailing ideology. It is a well known fact that, in the France of today, it is easy to denounce without any basis. This law will, in short, open the door to a "muzzling" as a rule!
Many thanks to Gates of Vienna, where you can find the transcript to this video, for the editing and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
If you speak/read French, you might find these links to alternative news-sites interesting, they have, so far, withstood the sustained triple onslaught from the political/media/judicial power machine that rules France today.
And the best TV service in today's France, financed by community support is:
As France practically closes down during August for holidays, their daily news-bulletin will resume in September, however there are enough programs running through the European summer, to keep you informed, amused and enriched.