Those of us who worried about a “free” press when media companies were allowed to create media monopolies are seeing our fears come true.
In December, when it couldn’t be hidden that Bernie Sanders received 1/30th (not 1/2 or 1/4, but 1/30th) of the coverage of the leading Republican presidential candidates, the Sanders campaign released a statement that said, in part:
“But the insurgent campaign that has drawn the biggest crowds on the presidential campaign trail has been all but ignored on the flagship television network newscasts, according to Tyndall Report, which tracks nightly news coverage by NBC, CBS and ABC.”
There is no objective metric that the media can use to justify their blackout of his campaign, according to PolitusUsa http://www.politicususa.com/2015/12/11/bernie-sanders-media-bias-blackout.html
Then last night on the NBC Nightly News, a report from Kasie Hunt said “Managing expectations is another concern for Sanders. He’s so far ahead now that if Hillary Clinton does manage to close that gap it could still be a problem for him even if he comes in first, Lester” So she is saying that being so far ahead is a problem??? Who writes this ______ ?
And today NBC’s political headline implies Bernie Sanders is being unfair to point out the hundreds of thousands of dollars Clinton has accepted from corporations.
This is the consistent narrative from the mainstream media. And why we have to continue to support independent news outlets, and especially protect access to the Internet.