This article was originally written for The Vibe and can be found here In 2002, Jean-Marie Le Pen surprised many by making it through to the second round of the French presidential elections with 16.86% of the vote, beating Lionel Jospin, then leader of the French Socialist Party. The results caused serious shock, and seemedContinue reading “The return of the Front National”
Or in other words, the power of the media in political and public relations
Le Monde of November 5th has an interesting article (that I can’t actually find online) on how Obama’s campaign inspired Mr. Sarkozy’s counsellors. The reason this draws my attention is because for quite a while now I have been interested in the link that exists between the mass media and politics. In my undergraduate dissertation, I tried to prove that the reason Jean-Marie Le Pen had managed to reach the second round of the French presidential election in 2002 was because of media coverage and the effect it had on the voters.