A broken media can make for more populists

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Military coups d’etat usually begin with the seizure of the national broadcaster. Picture: iStock
Military coups d’etat usually begin with the seizure of the national broadcaster. Picture: iStock

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Donald Trump is finally on his way out, but what are the chances of a smarter and more competent populist emerging from the polarised landscape of US politics?

More than 73 million Americans voted for Trump, despite all he’s said and done, and his refusal to concede means a large portion of them will continue to believe that he was robbed and that Joe Biden will be an illegitimate president.

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