Étiquette : david frum

La droite et son système parallèle

David Frum, qui n’est assurément pas un “sale gauchiste”, s’inquiète du sort des Républicains qui ont entre autres bâti un “système médiatique parallèle avec ses propres faits, sa propre histoire et ses propres règles économiques” :

But the thought leaders on talk radio and Fox do more than shape opinion. Backed by their own wing of the book-publishing industry and supported by think tanks that increasingly function as public-relations agencies, conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics. Outside this alternative reality, the United States is a country dominated by a strong Christian religiosity. Within it, Christians are a persecuted minority. Outside the system, President Obama—whatever his policy ­errors—is a figure of imposing intellect and dignity. Within the system, he’s a pitiful nothing, unable to speak without a teleprompter, an affirmative-action ­phony doomed to inevitable defeat. Outside the system, social scientists worry that the U.S. is hardening into one of the most rigid class societies in the Western world, in which the children of the poor have less chance of escape than in France, Germany, or even England. Inside the system, the U.S. remains (to borrow the words of Senator Marco Rubio) “the only place in the world where it doesn’t matter who your parents were or where you came from.”

Est-ce que c’est ce qu’on commence à voir ici avec les Duhaime, Dumont, Elgrably et autres Martineau ? Du haut de l’observatoire du jambon moderne qu’est le Sportnographe, où l’on écoute beaucoup ces gens discuter, on a l’impression que oui.

via When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality?.