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Shane Savitsky Mar 11, 2017
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Marine Le Pen feels the media's Trump effect

Steve Helber / AP; Francois Mori / AP

As President Trump knows, saying controversial things during a presidential bid gets you a lot of free press and sucks up airtime from your opponents (poor Jeb!). So it's not surprising that Marine Le Pen's nationalist — and by nearly all typical metrics, politically incorrect — bid for the French presidency is receiving the same sort of sanctimonious yet breathless media coverage around the world.