Drag queens and how they got pulled into politics and the media In a political and pop culture landscape that revolves around a diversified but often narrow group of identities, it’s easy to understand how the media could be the first to notice these so-called “radical” groups.
But, in reality, these groups began as protest movements in order to change a system they felt was unjust.
The “radical left” can be seen as a term that encompasses a broad spectrum of politics and an equally wide scope of media coverage.
And why is it so important to think about this in terms of the media?
A quick glance at mainstream U.S. media tends to suggest that the media either doesn’t “get it” or is more interested in “getting it” than in investigating the radical left.
In other words, it’s easier for you to know “exactly” what all “radical leftists” believe when you have your eyes closed.
This lack of understanding is, in part, the result of the media’s dependence on people that hold positions that are outside of their traditional purview.
I say “traditional” because, historically, the media has been defined by a small pool of insiders.
Most journalists in the United States today probably agree with me that “social justice” is a relatively recent movement.
That doesn’t mean the media has ignored social justice, though, because, to a large degree, it has.
In fact, most mainstream news outlets are often only interested in writing about “issues” and people whose viewpoints conform to the conventional left.
What is interesting to me, to this day, is how completely mainstream “left” journalism is structured.
In a way, they are the definition of a “left-wing mainstream” media outlet.
The conventional left has always defined itself in binary terms;