Sunday, April 03, 2016
How the MSM is Trying to Marginalize Bernie Sanders
I haven't the slightest doubt that when future generations look back at the 2016 race for the White House, they will easily understand that Bernie Sander's campaign was the most historically significant.
For having heralded the beginning of a second American Revolution.
But if you read or watch the way the American MSM is covering the presidential nomination campaign, you'd never know it.
For it's almost all about Donald Trump.
They just can't get enough of him. And the more outrageously he behaves the more they love him.
Because that's show business, he's a performer, and ratings are everything.
But what's even worse, is the way the corporate media is all but ignoring Sanders, and his call for real change.
And as Robert Reich writes, spreading the message that he cannot win.
Last Tuesday, Sanders won 78 percent of the vote in Idaho and 79 percent in Utah. Three days before that, he took 82 percent of the vote in Alaska, 73 percent in Washington, and 70 percent in Hawaii....Since mid-March, Bernie has won six out of the seven Democratic primary contests with an average margin of victory of 40 points.
Yet if you read the Washington Post or the New York Times, or watch CNN or even MSNBC, or listen to the major pollsters and pundits, you’d come to the same conclusion as my friend. Every success by Bernie is met with a story or column or talking head whose message is “but he can’t possibly win.”
While trying their best to marginalize him.
Early on, the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review noted that Sanders’ candidacy had been ignored by the mainstream media “as nearly as they could a sitting U.S. senator who entered the presidential race.”
Even though Sanders could still win, and momentum is on his side...
By any measure, the enthusiasm for Bernie is huge and keeps growing. He’s packing stadiums, young people are flocking to volunteer, support is rising among the middle-aged and boomers.
But then we know why the media is acting like that:
The major media have come to see much of America through the eyes of the establishment. That’s not surprising. After all, they depend on establishment corporations for advertising revenues, their reporters and columnists rely on the establishment for news and access, their top media personalities socialize with the rich and powerful and are themselves rich and powerful, and their publishers and senior executives are themselves part of the establishment.
Because we saw the same thing happen here during our election campaign...
And the good news is that despite the best efforts of Paul Godfrey and the Con media we still defeated Stephen Harper and his foul regime.
So I'm sure the pathetic attempts of the MSM in the U.S. to marginalize Sanders and his supporters...
Will only make them work even harder to get his message out:
Believe in the future...
The days of the greedy, grubby one percent are numbered.
And this land is your land...
Join the struggle for a better America and a better world.
Join the Bernie Revolution...
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