Marc Thiessen, The Pandemic will Fuel the Populism that sent Trump to the White House

By Marc A. Thiessen  The Biden campaign is hoping the covid-19 pandemic will serve as a brake on the populism that propelled Donald Trump to the White House. In a time of crisis, the thinking goes, Americans will lose their appetite for political disrupters and come to a renewed appreciation for the steady hand of experts who can guide us through the storm. If anything, the opposite is likely to be true. When the after-action reports for this pandemic are written, the elites are not going to come out looking very good.…

Paul Street, Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job

by PAUL STREET The deletion of events that don’t fit with the reigning ideology is part of how ruling class-owned media works to manufacture mass consent to unjust hierarchy. I spent much of last week in a cable-television-equipped U.S.-American apartment with CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News at my fingertips. As I inhabited this abode, flicking between sports and cable news, a political crisis of the state was unfolding in one of the world’s richest and most powerful states.  France was gripped by an historic working- and middle-class uprising.  In the biggest…