Throughout the past couple months, I have been religiously following the media coverage surrounding the presidential candidates on both sides of the political spectrum. As time has gone by, I have noticed something about the coverage of one candidate that has now surfaced on an On The Media podcast. When I listened to the podcast about Bernie Sanders being undermined in the media, I immediately knew that I was no longer the only conspiracist to believe that the most popular presidential candidate for the Democratic Party was being ignored.
The first evidence that lead me to believe that Bernie Sanders was being undermined was the fact that the Democratic debates were being held at suspiciously irrelevant times. Everyone knows that Hilary Clinton is the golden girl for the Democrats, as she is considered by most to be an establishment candidate. Her presidential campaign for 2016 has been in the works for years since she failed to capture the Democratic nomination against incumbent President Obama. The last two debates were held respectively on a Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 and 9:00 pm EST. What better way to suppress the most popular candidate than to keep him out of prime-time. Most of the Republican debates have been held during prime-time for the entire country to view. As a matter of opinion, all I really hear from the media nowadays is what illogical rant Donald Trump has went on the previous day.
One striking fact that I discovered after having listened to the On The Media podcast is the fact that I can’t seem to find one credible news outlet that is writing or broadcasting about the misrepresentation of Bernie Sanders. There has not been one single story written by any of the major players that include The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal. There has not been one single segment about his undermining on MSNBC or CNN, who seem to have already indirectly endorsed Hilary Clinton. This article by leftist media Mother Jones brilliantly depicts the relationship between Sanders and the mainstream media:
My theory is simple. The media has tried to suppress the popularity of Bernie Sanders because he seems to be the only candidate that can capture the attention of millions of people without superPAC money or fancy endorsements from conglomerate news outlets. They don’t enjoy the fact that he doesn’t need them. We know Mrs. Clinton needs them for sure, or she would have been roasted a long ago for the spectacle of Benghazi or her apparent usage of her personal email during her term as Secretary of State.
I leave you with this in lieu of our upcoming George Lucas and Star Wars discussion: