Promoting the Macron brand

Originally posted on Apolitical Fan:
The popular politician’s campaign is a choice example of how modern day democracy works. In France now too. According to Régis Debray, the French philosopher and Marxist turned Republican, who was an adviser to Mitterand, and later a key proponent of the headscarf ban, there is an important distinction to be made between a republic and a democracy. In 1989,… Continue reading Promoting the Macron brand

The anti-media discourse in the French presidential election.

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.