Ideological parlances on right-wing media in Britain and Finland

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Abstract

One of the main themes of alternative right-wing media is a strong anti-immi-grant approach, which has allegedly intensified a radical and polarized world-view throughout Europe and the United States. In this article, by comparing two right-wing news sites, I examine whether commonalities in their reporting can be discerned at a transnational level. The focus is on the US-based Breitbart London and the Finnish-language MV-lehti, both founded in 2014. The comparative study approaches the research data by utilizing the method of discourse narratology to examine the similarities and differences between the two in terms of their ideological parlances. The results show that there are indisputable commonalities, with parlances that seek to undermine liberal democracy as an outspoken opponent to strengthen the homogeneous battlefront. Accordingly, right-wing news sites in Europe adhere to the shared ideology, leaning on a strong confrontation between western and Islamic countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-190
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of alternative and community media
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Alt-right
  • Alternative media
  • Anti-immigrant
  • Breitbart
  • MV-lehti
  • Right-wing news site

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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