It was an extraordinary outpouring of US election guff in the MSM on the weekend. Feel some pity for your humble blogger because I had to read it all. Our media is has become a kind of squawking parlour of mediocrity chock full of self-promoters, narrow identities and, above all, siloed viewpoints that are too limited to integrate politics, economics and social trends into a useful narrative.
The only piece worthy of your time (amid what seemed like hundreds) was Alan Kohler who summed it all up nicely with a bow on top this morning:
…a more fundamental lesson from the US election, and it is perhaps more an issue for the left of centre parties that embraced globalisation at the expense of their working-class roots.
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