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Merci, Monsieur Macron

Calling out to their face authoritarians who try to subvert democracy est toujours dans l’ordre.

French President Emmanuel Macron has made an extraordinary attack on two Russian media outlets, saying they acted as “propaganda” organs during France’s election campaign.

Speaking at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Macron accused the two outlets, Russia Today and Sputnik, of spreading fake news.

He said that’s why he banned their reporters from his campaign headquarters during the race for the French presidency, which he went on to win May 7.

And while we’re in a semi-Francophone mode, these observations from Anne Applebaum and Senator John McCain are à propos.