Arianna Huffington launched the French edition of the Huffington Post on Monday, naming millionaire heiress Anne Sinclair — wife of the disgraced Socialist Dominique-Strauss-Kahn — as editorial director, France 24 reported.
During the press conference announcing the decision, reporters asked how Sinclair — a former television news anchor — would be able to remain unbiased despite being married to the once-favored Socialist candidate for president.
Sinclair said that she would cover all news fairly, including items on her husband, and hired a former government spokesman from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party and a former spokeswoman from the Socialist party to prove it.
“I don’t mix my professional life with my work,” Sinclair told reporters. “I’ll treat every story with a professional manner.”
As in the United States, the site is expected to lean to the political left.
Sinclair was last in the news for dipping into her inherited fortune to pay for her husband’s extensive legal fees after the former International Monetary Fund chief was accused of rape in a New York City hotel.