The liberal media was quick to praise the second-place finish of far-right politics at the Dutch polls this week, where Geert Wilder’s alleged anti-immigration rhetoric lost to a center-right party led by the current prime minister. The Week also compared Wilder’s loss to U.S. President Donald Trump’s populism and wondered if populism is dead (seriously?!).
The media also overlooked how Wilders will have a say in the formation of the new government as his party finished second, which gives Wilders some political power.
Here’s what the liberal media had to say about the Dutch election result:
- NPR: Geert Wilders, ‘Dutch Donald Trump,’ takes second place in closely watched election
- NBC News: Geert Wilders’ party struggles in Dutch election. What’s next for populism in EU
- Washington Post: Geert Wilders vows to remain key player in forming new Dutch government despite 2nd-place finish
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