The media can no longer ignore the issue of socialism. If nothing else is accomplished by Kshama Sawant’s victory, that in and of itself is an important step forward. Like all capitalist enterprises, the media must compete with each other, and they do that from time to time by putting something on that might be of interest. So despite their class loyalties, some of the media is breaking ranks and covering Sawant’s victory and what lies behind it — the fact that people simply aren’t scared off by the word “socialism” anymore.
The other side is, of course, that they will try to lure Sawant into their web; lull her to sleep with kind words and friendliness. But anyway, here is some interesting mainstream news coverage of Sawant’s victory. And she certainly shows herself as extremely articulate. This video is well worth watching. If nothing else, it will cheer you up.