The great di­vide

The Saturday Paper - - Letters & Editorial -

Richard Cooke (“San­cho Panza’s lament”,

Septem­ber 9-15) gives due re­gard to peo­ple who are vic­tims of ne­olib­er­al­ism. How­ever, the “av­er­age Joe” is de­picted as a marginalis­ed “other”, a so­cial me­dia troll with ties to no one. Im­plicit is the idea that hand­outs can win this group back. Ex­plicit is Richard Cooke’s dis­dain for a group that helped to spawn the new po­lit­i­cal dis­gruntle­ment. The chasm be­tween high­brow paid jour­nal­ism and those whose tweets con­sti­tute a crazed cathar­sis has never been greater.

– An­drew Trezise, Greens­bor­ough, Vic

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