Comment on the article Polish media stage blackout over advertising tax they say will harm press freedom by Maria Wilczek in The Times, 10 February 2021. Polish version: Fałszywy konflikt polityczny.
This is a fake, staged conflict. Both the media and the government are the same ruling class and both recruit from the same Communist ruling class. Neither has Communism collapsed in Poland nor has there been a return to authenticity in public life.
The westerners can’t wrap their heads around the concept of a fake political conflict played out in public with the aim to control the narrative. It is like a fixed match in sports. Competition can also be fake in business.