Pierre Poilievre and the media


Many of them criticize Pierre Poilievre’s latent hostility towards the media class.

Poilievre is criticized for circumventing the media to impose his message without going through their filter. Should we nevertheless be surprised that a politician wants to control his message?

Apparently, by doing this, he would swing into populism. One never knows, however, what this last term covers.

Prejudices

But let’s put ourselves in Poilievre’s shoes. Is he absolutely wrong to believe that the media, and more particularly the Canadian radio system, are hostile to him?

Let us add: are we absolutely wrong to believe that the media class has some unfavorable prejudices against what is loosely called the right, conservatism or nationalism?

Are we wrong to affirm that the media class is won over for the most part (but not totally, of course) to the progressive cult of “diversity” in all its dimensions, whether it be the promotion of multiculturalism, positive discrimination, mass immigration, the theory of systemic racism or the deconstruction of the sexes in the name of “gender fluidity”?

Is it wrong to say that the major press agencies abuse the term “extreme right” to describe the parties they fear?

Is it wrong to believe that some experts who are highlighted by the media are ideologues disguised as specialists?

The conservative leader sends the signal that he no longer considers the media as a field where political forces clash, but as a political force in its own right, playing against him.

Activists

All of this reminds us that mastering the media narrative is at the heart of contemporary political life.

How to tell the events? How to distinguish a news item from a social fact? Who deserves the title of moderate, and who should be called an extremist?

Between politics and the media, the relationship is much more complex than one might think.



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