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French TV station pulls plug on polemicist after Muslim comments
French politicians and commentators on Saturday both hailed and condemned the decision of TV channel iTélé to end its contract with right-wing pundit Eric Zemmour following an uproar over comments in which he appeared to back the deportion of Muslims.
The news channel released a statement late Friday announcing it would not continue to air Zemmour's program in January, after broadcasting it since 2003.
Zemmour, a bestselling author and media commentator known for controversial attacks against Europe, immigrants, Muslims and what he calls the country's elites, indicated he would not react "for the moment".
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