News

26 April 2016

New York: Primaries, politics and the press

On the Democratic side, much time - at least at the outset - was dedicated to Clinton, as opposed to her adversary, Bernie Sanders. Some say that unlike Trump, that's not because of ratings, but rather what she represents in terms of the US political establishment, as well as bringing the tacit approval of Wall Street and corporate backers - some of whom own news channels that produce that coverage.

And this week, when Hillary Clinton clinched that crucial victory in the New York primary, the mainstream media narrative of her inevitability, her 'electability', was back. 

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2016/04/york-primaries-politics-press-160423063822752.html