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Even supposing any British politician could coherently explain a case -- have you seen the press in the UK these days?  It's completely toxic.

Like, "Holy shit, when did the BBC become Fox News?"-toxic.

Even traditionally left-leaning papers over there barely even qualify as Blairite trash anymore.

What's more, at least over here in the MSM you've got some younger reporters coming up who aren't beholden to the ancient Reaganist dogma (Olivia Nuzzi, Dave Weigel, etc), and the rise of "data journalism" and new media -- everything from HuffPo to Vox to FiveThirtyEight to the NYT's 6,000 blogs -- seems to be producing actual useful journalism again to counteract the cable news nonsense.  Within five minutes of Donald Trump saying something stupid, it's been debunked by news sites and turned into some sort of brutal social media meme.

That hasn't really happened over there.  At least not to anywhere near the same extent.  Political coverage is getting better here, albeit slowly.  Over there, it's a god-damned horror show.

A lot of media personalities here -- whether they support him or not -- genuinely like Bernie and are sympathetic to his causes, or at least feel they deserve a hearing.  Bernie would simply be denounced as a lunatic in the UK media.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Wed Jun 29th, 2016 at 10:09:33 PM EST
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