August 20, 2015

Bernie is one of the best politicians we have when it comes to putting the media in their place, maybe even better than Barney Frank -- and that's high praise indeed!

But watch the actual video and then read the dismissive way the New York Times reports the encounter. I've written about the loaded language the media uses to report about Hillary Clinton, and we see the same thing in this piece:

When a gaggle of reporters — “corporate media” in Sanders parlance — mentioned Mrs. Clinton here, he snarled, “That’s the sport you guys like,” meaning their focus on the kind of political questions he disdains. When asked to reconcile his anti-establishment status with being a “career politician,” Mr. Sanders, who except for two years has held political office continually since 1981, glared at the young reporter who asked the question.

“Career politician?” he said to her with a disdainful laugh. “Other questions.”

And they've only just begun. (They've been doing it to Hillary Clinton for 20 years, and if you don't think that affects your perception, you're not paying attention.)

By the time they get through with him, Bernie Sanders will more closely resemble the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Because it's not about the truth, it's about the media's beloved Narrative.

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