Sat May 6th, 2017 at 04:27:08 AM EST
So, this is all over the news. No links, for reasons I will explain below.
This is an interesting situation.
1 - As always, who knows how legit the leaked material is, and if it is legit, how much it has been doctored.
2 - Speculation as to who is behind this is a question for after the election.
3 - French media law prevents reporting on the leaks this close to the election. The leakers had to have known this, and chosen to release the information at this time. Why
4 - Looking around the web, there are some pretty serious allegations emerging from a cursory examination of the material -- allegations that may well be completely fabricated.
5 - As such, I am not really sure I want to amplify them by citation or link, given the election situation. I mean, Macron is a centrist empty suit, but then again, he's facing off against a Nazi.
6 - One can see the centrist elite circling the wagons here, focusing on the crime and how awful it is and studiously refusing to report on the content. Law, journalistic ethics, patriotism, anti-fascism, or corruption plain and simple may all be contributing to this.