Opinion – How rightwing writers covered Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville | US news | The Guardian

With a sub-title entitled ‘The Far Right – Bursting your Bubble’, this is an outstanding piece of analysis, published in the Guardian.

Author, Jason Wilson, argues that despite the president’s increasing political isolation, there are some on the right who can’t bring themselves to condemn him, and others who blame the left.

Source: How rightwing writers covered Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville | US news | The Guardian

This is one of the best pieces of analytical journalism that I’ve read in your. Wilson highlights the data, gives an overview of the publisher and the writer, a citation and his own translation of the coded language.

Of course, the Guardian is liberal and giving its audience some fresh red meat.

Sadly, there’s another equally dark story to tell about the Far-Left, with their own racist, pro-Palastinian, anti semitic bias. For both the Far Left and the Far Right, evidence is suppressed in favour of political expediency and the end justifies the means – look to 20th century history, whether it’s Hitler and Mussolini’s Fascism or Stalin‘s Communism.

I wonder if writer, Jason Wilson, will write a second piece exposing the Far-Left? It would be interesting to see if the Guardian is ready to be as critical of the Far-Left as the Far-Right?

 

Opinion – How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to America – Mike McIntire – NYT

The NYT leads with an alarming story about the UK’s Patriot News Agency, run by James Dowson, a far-right political activist. The article reports that ‘With the explicit aim of getting Donald J. Trump elected, a website run by a far-right activist pumped out anti-Hillary Clinton hoaxes and drew tens of thousands of views’.

With more and more young people turning to social media as their primary source of news and false news on Facebook now at critical levels, the NYT’s story is deeply worrying.

Whilst propaganda and disinformation is not new, the weakness and biased positions of the mainstream media plus the growth of social media is a strategic threat to mature democracies. Just like the far-left, the far-right suppress the truth and underlying evidence, claiming that ‘the end justifies the means‘. But history reminds us that populism is ultimately a tool of corrupt dictators, who prefer totalitarian regimes depriving widely accepted democratic freedoms.

Thoughts?