David Sirota: The Role of Journalism in the Age of Trump


Naked Capitalism has posted a transcript and a video of The Real News Network‘s interview David Sirota: The Role of Journalism in the Age of Trump.

DAVID SIROTA: Well I mean, you’ve got to ask the question why hasn’t there been more of a forceful, coherent policy resistance to Trump? I think it’s because the Democratic Party is constantly caught between knowing what it should do to win elections, which is propose a positive policy vision on issues that are popular. They’re caught between that and their donor class, and so there is this constant search by Democratic operatives and pundits and politicians to try to find on the Venn diagram, some middle ground. “Where can we satisfy the public and also appease our donors?” That crossover in the Venn diagram is getting narrower and narrower because what the public wants is becoming in direct opposition to what the donor class wants.


On my better days, this is what I try to do on this blog. I try to report important policy facts irrespective of where they come from or who what individual person they impact. I am more interested on the impact on our society as a whole than I am on protecting one person’s privilege.

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