CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS ON MATA NAJWA EMPTY-CHAIR INTERVIEW #MATANAJWAMENANTITERAWAN
Mata Najwa empty-chair is an interviewer’s last resort to criticize the health crisis during the pandemic. This research focuses to reveal the utterance of hashtag #MataNajwaMenantiTerawan and purpose of empty-chair interview at Mata Najwa using critical discourse analysis (CDA). The approach of research using three-dimensional CDA of Norman Fairclough has a purpose to describe macro, micro, and mezzo. This study also describes social, political, and cultural situation level by linguistic aspects. The result of study shows that linguistic aspect used in #MataNajwaMenantiTerawan is a metaphor. The movement is indicated as social and institutional criticism of the government in Covid-19 management. Then, an empty-chair interview is aimed to make points of public criticism of the failure of the health minister. Related to Mata Najwa and Narasi TV as neutral and independent mass media, it is acceptable journalistically to have criticism of the government during the crisis of Covid- 19 crisis in Indonesia. Keywords; critical discourse analysis in Covid-19, empty chair interview.