Thomas Frank Poster


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Resigned from CNN.[June 2017].
Author of a retracted story from CNN about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund.[June 2017].

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Whereas all liberals are thought to erupt self-righteously whenever they feel like it, conservatives believe that they themselves are never permitted to say what they really think.
The backlash is a crusade in which one's material interests are suspended in favor of vague cultural grievances that are all-important and yet incapable of ever being assuaged.[Its] great goal is to nurture a cultural class war.
The issues are set up like a T-ball. There is no better example of what's wrong with completely unregulated capitalism than the situation we're in right now. It's right there, on the front page of every newspaper in America. Step up to the plate and start swinging.
The right has been pretending to be an insurgent movement for a long time, but not in an economic sense. I call it market populism. It was not something that rallied the public in the park. What's amazing to me is to see what I've always thought to be a ridiculous philosophy, out screaming at the top it its lungs as a genuine protest movement. That is very surprising. That's a new thing.
The revival of the Right is as extraordinary as it would be if the public had demanded dozens of new nuclear plants in the days after the Three Mile Island disaster; if we had reacted to Watergate by making Richard Nixon a national hero.

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