And Médiapart expresses some regret that it respected the president's private life when it first heard rumors of his affair with Gayet several months ago (if Médiapart knew, are we really to believe that Mme Trierweiler learned of the affair only on Friday, from Closer?). It is now clear that several matters of public interest were hidden from view by the principle of respect for private life, ranging from the president's security to his appointments policy to the role and staff assigned to the "first lady."
In any case, when a candidate announces that:
"Moi président de la République, je ferai en sorte que mon comportement soit en chaque instant exemplaire"
one is entitled to ask whether chaque instant includes every second of the day, or just time on camera.