Journalist David Pujadas returned to the very controversial reaction he had on seeing the first images of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
September 11 will mark the sad anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. No one could have known, on that famous day in 2001, what was going on and what was to come from it.
Even less the journalist and legendary presenter of France 2, David Pujadas. When the planes collided with the towers, the iconic public service figure was 36 years old and began his career at 8 p.m. His behavior, filmed by a television crew, had shocked. Twenty later, he returned to this task in his professional career.
In a few days, it will be twenty years since the Twin Towers collapsed. A tragic event that will change the face of the world. Two new victims have just been identified. But on that famous morning in New York, no one could have imagined what would happen in the next few hours. And certainly not journalist David Pujadas.
Emblematic figure of France 2, the former presenter was 36 years old at the time of the facts and was filmed for his debut in writing, on September 11, 2001. And his reaction had caused much ink to flow. In front of the images of the impacts of the planes in the towers of the World Trade Center, he had released a “Génial!”, Then captured by the images of the camera which followed him. Donald Trump, the former US president, had also created controversy that day.
“Brilliant!” 09/11/2001: A camera follows David Pujadas, the new presenter of the France 2 newscast that day. And his first reaction, when he finds out what is happening in the United States, goes a long way shock ⬇️ # 21hMédiaspic.twitter.com / 1SLYnQ63FG
Guest on the set of Quotidien, the program of Yann Barthès on TMC, David Pujadas returned to his controversial remarks: “It is appalling. It is the story of a journalist who arrives, who is young. has a television crew that follows him and tries to be jaded (…) he plays smart. He says ‘Wow, great!’, that’s silly. ”
He continues: “They did well to reproach me. Frankly, it was stupid. He’s a young person who feels illegitimate and who tries to play the jaded because there is a camera filming him. . It’s ridiculous. It was the will to show that nothing impressed me. “
“The bodies … vaporized.” 9/11/01: 5 hours after the Twin Towers collapsed, no bodies are shown on screen. Here’s why ⬇️🔴 # 21hMédias is tonight on @TMCtv: we talk about it with @DavidPujadas, @EliseLucet and @LauHaim in # Quotidienpic.twitter.com / 5hL67MZdVM