Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job

Street, Paul

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  12/12/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23148

France is experiencing a left-leaning popular and working-class uprising consistent with the French revolutionary tradition of "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity", yet the majorty of Western media have given very little investigation or serious attention to the momentous events.



The establishment French media blamed the disturbances on a minority of right-wing and left-wing "extremists" and destructive "casseurs" (vandals and rioters). In reality, the great majority of protestors were ordinary and politico-economically exasperated working-poor and middle class citizens not affiliated with either the far right or the left. The extraordinarily spontaneous and leaderless Gilets Jaunes movement was supported by nearly 80 percent of the French citizenry.

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