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  • Karri
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    USA is a superpower with global presence in more than one way. What happens there affects us, what happens here has no effect on you.

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  • wolfhnd
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    The establishment always wants to stay established and they always think they are the end of history.

    Who has the most to lose if the old media is being replaced by internet pundits? It certainly isn't the average working class person. The people that voted for Trump and Brexit were supposed to have been relegated to the dust bin of history and they certainly were not supposed to have an opinion.

    I have never figured out how the new society was supposed to function without the racist, misogynistic, homophobic, xenophobic working class. The people that opposed them don't really produce much in the way of tangible wealth. Nor are the establishments slaves in China likely to be slaves much longer or at least the Chinese government not Europeans will be exploiting them. The immigrants who were to be the new working class seem more inclined to be a criminal class than workers. The dystopian nature of it all escapes the people at BBC because they are ideologically possessed. Unfortunately you can't eat Marxism even the watered down "democratic socialism" version. But hey at least in the U.S. the little people may get their marijuana to console them as the entire infrastructure collapses.

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  • Gooner
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    Originally posted by slick_miester View Post

    Perhaps my map reading skills have deteriorated with age, but aren't the British Isles just a wee bit closer to the European continent than they are to the US?
    Not for much longer!

    Nah, it's been like that as long as I can remember. Euro news just occasionally gets a mention. Big scary fire that kills a couple of people in California, near the top of the bill here, big scary fire that kills dozens in Portugal, tucked away somewhere. :shrug:

    As regards film or television, once a week in a regular slot on BBC4, will you get a European TV show.

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  • Emtos
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    British media have become really a big pile of garbage in the last decade. The only point ot read them is to have a good laugh.

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  • DARKPLACE
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    The British media want world politics to be working in the way they think it ought to be working. The facts of Brexit in the UK and the US electing Trump run exactly opposite of how they belive the world should be working and are extremely upsetting to them and they are desperate to find any sign no matter how faint that the last year has been a demented nightmare and things are going to get back to what they would class as normal.

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  • slick_miester
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    Originally posted by Gooner View Post
    I can barely recall the meeja here reporting on US midterms before - must be the Trump factor.

    Having said that the meeja are a bit obsessed with what's happening in the US in general, in contrast what's happening in Europe appears to be of far less interest to them.
    Perhaps my map reading skills have deteriorated with age, but aren't the British Isles just a wee bit closer to the European continent than they are to the US?

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  • Gooner
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    I can barely recall the meeja here reporting on US midterms before - must be the Trump factor.

    Having said that the meeja are a bit obsessed with what's happening in the US in general, in contrast what's happening in Europe appears to be of far less interest to them.

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  • Why are you so interested in another country's politics?

    I'm a pretty regular listener to BBC World News. At least two or three times a week I listen to their broadcast, and I've listened for quite a number of years. This year more than I can recall in the past, US politics has dominated their content. Today, after a solid 90 minutes, they've spoke of nothing but yesterday's midterm election. To be frank I can't recall any British or European election getting this kind of coverage from the Beeb. What gives? Are you blokes more interested in our lousy politics than you are with your own? Or are you just voyeurs by nature?

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