September 16, 2014

Once again, the ladies and gentlemen of our Corporate Media show how very out of touch they are with those who don't travel in the same rarefied circles.

In keeping with their self-appointed roles as political gatekeepers, Mrs. Greenspan and Chris Cillizza quickly discount the report from reporter Perry Bacon Jr., in which he says Democrats are expressing doubts that Hillary Clinton is liberal enough for them.

The marquee stars quickly discount that. Mrs. Greenspan notes that while getting 350 people to come out to an Iowa church basement, as Bernie Sanders did, is "a lot," she and Cillizza quickly discount him because blah blah blah, he can't raise the big money that an Elizabeth Warren can.

But what is that money needed for? Advertising. Does Bernie Sanders really need all that much advertising? He's a brand. Most Democrats know who he is and know what he stands for. I think he's going to attract lots of grassroots support -- and a ton of small donors.

At the root of their oblivious comments is that fact that our Corporate Media denizens have no idea how hard life is for most people now, and how many people are struggling. They read charts and graphs that says the unemployment rate is improving, and they don't have a clue about life with the crappy, low-paid jobs that are pumping up those numbers.

They don't feel our pain. They never will. But Bernie Sanders does, and I think he has the potential to be a credible candidate. I guess we'll see.

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