Overwhelmed by the disclosure of personal sexual videos, was Benjamin Griveaux right to abandon the race for mayor of Paris? The question that leaves no one indifferent. “I find it a little hard to resign when it has nothing to do with politics”, estimates a passerby. The Griveaux affair also made the headlines in certain European media.
In France, the affair is a disturbing first, for certain intellectuals. “Those who shared are cowards. Those who rejoice, unconscious (…). Door open to the Republic of tabloids”, regrets Bernard Henri-Lévy on Twitter. “I hope not to be the only one to whom this whole story makes Benjamin Griveaux infinitely sympathetic”, says Raphaël Enthoven, also on Twitter. The only certainty shared: social networks have shaken up the rules of the political game.
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