Last week I posted up an article that mentioned, among other things, how traditional media’s hold over the public is slipping, with the advent of social media as an alternative platform. So here is a video I came across on Facebook, that has over 6 million views and counting. Continue reading Who is Emmanuel Macron?
An article that appeared in Le Monde last week, that looks at how different candidates are adapting a hostile tone towards the traditional media. Worth a read, with interesting insights from media figures. Unsurprisingly, the article takes the media as victim line, that Trump has largely promoted, and doesn’t consider the media as collaborator in a stale system. Continue reading The anti-media discourse in the French presidential election.
Republicans criticized for antisemitism Continue reading Anti-Macron cartoon compared to the antisemitism of the 1930s.
In an interview with the magazine Les Inrockuptibles, Hamon’s explains how campaign rhetoric has become a principal-based conflict, that sidelines the opportunity to consider real political alternatives. Continue reading Hamon: ‘Where’s the policy discussion?’
While the former economics minister may have the wind in his sails for the moment, there are reasons to be nervous, should he face off against Le Pen in the second round. Continue reading Is Macron the man to stop Le Pen?
Benoit Hamon, the radical leftist upstart of the election, is trying to combine an orthodox socialist attitude on many issues, with a bold progressive vision of the future, that has lots of people talking. Continue reading Hamon’s economic vision: money for all.