Yellow Vest protestors in Paris last Saturday
Lara Marlowe (Irish Times’ Paris Correspondent) informs us that gilets jaunes (yellow vest) protesters deeply distrust the media and regard journalists as part of the elite (“Yellow vests’ reactionary and populist traits not just a French problem”, Analysis, January 14).
This distrust is understandable, given the smug leftist bubble that the modern media inhabits.
Indeed, she reported only last week that “virtually everyone I know likes Macron and detests the gilets jaunes ” (“Yellow vest riots are too close to home for city-dwelling elites”, Paris Letter, January 9).
Yesterday: Liberté, Égalité, Hyperbole
#ActeIX, January 12, 2019. Macron’s regime says 32,000 #GiletsJaunes, mainstream media reports 86,000, French police union estimates 360,000. After analyzing hundreds of videos from over 50 cities all over France, I calculate there were over 1,600,000 #YellowVests on the streets. pic.twitter.com/YeX5f55HiR
— Comitatus Lupus (@MaXanonymous) January 13, 2019