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This paper focuses on reader comments published in two online UK newspapers ( and ) in response to articles about one discreditable incident involving a far-right political leader. The concepts of articulation and fixation are used to examine how these readers engage with the politician’s actions using ethical categories. While readers build theoretical articulations between the politician’s actions and a generalised crisis of confidence in politics, readers of the , regardless of their political sympathies, accept ethical categories as fixed points to anchor the discourse.


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Keyword(s): articulation; political discourse; political logics; reader comments
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