'The Establishment at CNN Doesn’t Want Sanders to Win': Cable Insiders Grapple With Bloomberg, Bernie Coverage

TV networks and news organizations were lambasted for their coverage of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, with a popular consensus being that his rallies were covered uncritically, featuring little fact-checking, and with personal fights with other candidates prioritized over investigations and reporting on the substance of the man and his policies. Four years later, Democrats and watchdog groups want networks like CNN and MSNBC to heed these lessons in the coverage of billionaire Mike Bloomberg, and journalists at both networks told Mediaite they agree.