Post-Truth Politics, or Post-Political Journalism?

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Nov 23, 2016 11:35
A system that, the day after Donald Trump's election, appoints Christine Ockrent to comment on the event (on France Culture!), and the next day puts on screen Bernard-Henri Lévy interviewed by Aphatie to elaborate on it, such a system is not only sheer nonsense, like a problem that pretends to provide us with solutions -- It is, rather, a dead system. No wonder, then, that the topic of the living dead is such a hit in TV series or in films: it is our own era that gets mirrored in them. The tangled feeling of this era -- an era which is both dead and still alive -- might well be working upon our senses to make us accept the zombie as the most talkative character of our day.

I've just started reading the following article by French intellectual F. Lordon intending to throw light upon current events in the global arena. I set to translate the first paragraph. I thought I would translate more than just one paragraph, but having so much trouble with the first one made me desist. :(
http://blog.mondediplo.net/2016-11-22-Politique-post-verite-ou-journalisme-post
Spanish version

¿Política post-verdad, o periodismo post-político?

Un sistema que, al día siguiente de la elección de Donald Trump, pone a comentar el acontecimiento a Christine Ockrent -¡en France Culture!-, y al otro día a Bernard-Henri Lévy, entrevistado por Aphatie, no es apenas tan patentemente absurdo como un problema que quisiera aportar soluciones; es más bien un sistema muerto. No ha de sorprendernos, así, que el tema de los muertos vivos conozca en la actualidad tal auge en las series de TV o en el cine: nuestra época se representa a sí misma en ellos, y bien puede ser el sentimiento confuso de esta época, a la vez muerta pero todavía viva, el que trabaja secretamente las sensibilidades para hacerles aparecer al zombie como el personaje más parlanchín del momento.
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