French President Macron States Desire to Infuriate Unvaccinated

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The Facts

  • Speaking to Le Parisien, Emmanuel Macron stated his desire to 'piss off' the unvaccinated and make their life as difficult as possible.

  • This comes as the French government debates to enforce tougher restrictions on the unjabbed.


The Spin

Establishment-critical narrative

The language used by Macron is unpresidential, and reveals that some measures claimed to protect health are instead enacted to bully the unvaccinated. He risks alienating the unvaccinated and alarming others.

Pro-establishment narrative

While vulgar, Macron was capturing legitimate frustration with the unvaccinated and the public health risk they pose. His statement was a deliberate political move to support the center, attacking extremes on both sides.


Establishment split

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