Back in the 1980s I remember are colleague who visited France being surprised to see newspaper headlines about shady dealings between the US and Iran. At the time, there was nothing in the US newspapers, but people in France said that the story had been in the press for weeks. The story eventually broke in the US press as the Iran-Contra affair.
I figured that in the modern days of internet access, the ability of a few networks or newspaper editors to keep the lid on news was long gone, but I was surprised hear of a somewhat similar situation from a colleague in France. I mentioned that Macron admitted that French voter would probably vote to leave the European Union if given a chance. He said that he was familiar with the story only because he reads the British press; the story never made the news in France.
Here is the story with a video clip of Macron’s interview in English:
You would think that the French president admitting that France would vote to leave the EU would be a big story, but when I do search in French the news sources that come up are RT and Sputnik, which are supported by the Russian government. Likewise, Breitbart was one of the few American news sites that covered the story; I searched CNN and found no mention of the interview. Most of the sources were from the UK.
Is this a case of actual censorship?
Or is just that most news editors in the US and France don’t want to admit that the EU is so unpopular?