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The Populist Surge
Italy’s Euroskeptic Scuffle
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  • Rick Johnson

    The Left has been running fake news stories about global warming since Al Gore’s science fiction classic ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.
    There’s nothing new about fake news. All that has changed is the Left is now accusing Trump supporters of doing what they have been doing for years.

    • LarryD

      As Glenn Reynolds (AKA Instapundit) has been pointing out for years, our media are mostly “Democratic operatives with bylines”. I.e., party propagandists.

      • Beauceron

        Yup.

        After Wikileaks, we really can’t pretend anymore. The media isn’t just biased. They collude with the Democrats. There is a distinct difference. This hasn’t been as big a scandal as it warrants. But then of course it’s bout the media and they have power to control that.

  • Beauceron

    Pity Hofer lost.

    Not that I support him or his party– don’t know much about them at all.

    But it’s clear the governing establishments need some shaking up. So that is to be cheered whenever and wherever it happens.
    The West, or what’s left of it, seems to me to be unraveling, largely as a result of our ossified, out of touch elite dismissing the will of the people and working against their best interests. I don’t like to dabble in conspiracies much, but I can’t help looking at this as the result of some Cloward-Piven type program to break the system so that the elite can have an excuse to establish even more control over the people they rule. The systems are breaking now.

    Anytime I see someone who scares or shakes the elite rulers, I find it hard not to sort of root for them.

    • Observe&Report

      He only lost because every established party in the country joined forces against him and backed his opponent Van der Bellen, and yet Hofer still won almost half the vote. That speaks volumes about the moral and political bankruptcy of the establishment, and bodes very well for the Freedom Party’s prospect in Austria’s next parliamentary elections.

  • Andrew Allison

    Renzi lost big, has resigned

    • f1b0nacc1

      My gums bleed for him…

      • Andrew Allison

        Yup, from wonder-boy to crash-and-burn in 18 short months. Pretty amazing.

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