Patrick, the left should not be so ready to concede defeat. There is no shame in trying to win the General Election. It does not require compromising, it requires being professional about the endeavor at hand. You seem to assume the success of the left in inevitable as the neo-Liberal consensus fails. IT IS NOT. The Left need to construct a viable alternative, and convince the electorate of it. That is their job.
The electorate want competence in government and part of being competent is having a coherent and effective media strategy. There is NO reason not to address this issue