Macron, the U.S. Media’s Left-Wing Darling

Despite his smoke-and-mirror tactics, Emmanuel Macron is still seen as a right-wing politician in France. But anyone reading the American press would think he was closer to the left — the liberal left as defined by the United States, and which more or less encompasses the Democratic Party.

This is the image of Macron presented in a recent profile by Time magazine, and the same sentiment is echoed by reports and analyses published by the New York Times and the Washington Post. The journalists and editorial writers at these newspapers only actually honed in on one discriminating feature: The French president’s attitude to climate change. Macron is anti-CO2 and wants to “ [...]

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