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Part 3: ‘Italy First’

Part 3: ‘Italy First’

Update: 2019-06-1254
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In Italy, hard-right populists have moved from the fringes to become part of the national government. Now, the country is on the front lines of a nationalist resurgence in Europe. To understand why, we spent a day with Susanna Ceccardi, a rising star of the far-right League party. Guest Host: Katrin Bennhold, the Berlin bureau chief for The New York Times, and Clare Toeniskoetter and Lynsea Garrison, producers for “The Daily,” hit the campaign trail with Ms. Ceccardi in Tuscany. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Gemma

One last thing: this piece, much like the taxi emblem, reached Glass levels of altering quotes. You have anti-migrant voters giving anti-migrant rhetoric in support of anti-migrant candidate who's made immigration her banner-issue while the speaker says "it's not really about the migrants." Man, I guess a couple of drinks and an Italian lunch is enough to buy you off, huh?

Jun 14th
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Altea Koenig

various translations are incorrect. 'Salvini premier' means 'salvini prime minister', not Salvini first, for example.

Jun 13th
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Wendy Bruder

the problem is there are too many people on the planet and not enough resources. some of us were just luckier to be born in better places on the planet. people are selfish and only want what is good for them. nobody wants to make sacrifices for anyone else.

Jun 12th
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Paolo Laino

The translation at 3:10 is NOT correct! The woman does NOT say "they have everything" she doesn't even say that they don't work. She says there is no work.

Jun 12th
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Mateus Oliveira

Pissio You literally just proved my point lmfao... “People hold positions I don’t agree with therefore are racist because I’m so morally superior that anyone who doesn’t agree with my positions is CLEARLY a racist since I’m not” 😂😂... I’ve yet to hear you name one single thing that they did that is ‘far-right’ besides (I guess) meeting with other eurosceptic parties that are considered ‘far-right’ by leftists at the NYT and disagree with Germany’s open border policy. Have they rounded dissidents up to throw in jail? Do they cracked down on protests with force? Have they clamped down on opposition parties? Have they arrested or jailed anyone without due process? Have the gotten rid of elections to hold onto power? Have they seized control of the internet to control the flow of information? Or do you just label anyone who doesn’t want your policies a fascist?

Jun 12th
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pissio

Mateus, the links between the League and the far-right are stronger than you imply, and not based only on the position on migration. The first things that come to my mind are the rally recently organised by Salvini with all the far-right parties of Europe (Front National, AFD, …), the proximity of Salvini to fascists, both in words and in actions, and the political and social violence of many of the things the League says. Salvini’s biography was published by a far-right publisher, he refused to call himself an anti-fascist for a long time, there are a lot of journalist inquiries on the links between the party he rebuilt and known fascists, he often uses Mussolini’s own words, …  So I don’t think that the NYT labels the League far-right just because of migration policy; and these policies are nonetheless strongly based on racist and populistic claims.

Jun 12th
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Mateus Oliveira

Typical NYT, if you don’t agree with their policies you’re far-right. Germany says anyone who wants to come in can just come in and if you disagree with that than you’re clearly an alt-right. Italy becomes the stop off point for tens if not hundreds of thousands of people showing up in droves so elects a government to put an end or at least slow it... ALT-RIGHT!!! How dare you Italy! Don’t you understand your duty is to do as your told by your liberal overlords in New York and Berlin? They want unchecked immigration and therefore you must comply or be labelled “NAZIIIIII”.

Jun 12th
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Part 3: ‘Italy First’

Part 3: ‘Italy First’