No Editorializing, Please

The cover portrait showed an aged and heavily wattled Valéry Giscard d'Estaing slumped before a television set. On the screen was a photograph of a hale and vigorous François Mitterrand. An altogether apt representation, one might think, of the results of France's presidential election. Except that the portrait appeared on the cover of France's respected newsweekly L'Express five days prior to the decisive May 10 balloting.

It was all too much for L'Express Owner Jimmy Goldsmith, a dual French and British citizen, who is a devout conservative and staunch admirer of Giscard. The...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!