Bernie Sanders Releases Statement Blasting Campaign’s ‘Blackout’ in Corporate Media
The Bernie Sanders campaign released a statement earlier tonight targeting the “corporate” media for not giving Sanders the coverage he deserves.
A recent study on media coverage of all the candidates found that not only is it dominated by Donald Trump, but he himself is getting far more coverage than Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley combined.
The study focuses on campaign coverage from the major nightly newscasts, and during this entire election season (up to the end of November), Trump has gotten 234 minutes on the nightly news, Clinton has gotten 113 minutes, and Sanders has only gotten 10 minutes.
That led the Sanders campaign to release a statement titled “Why the Bernie Blackout on Corporate Network News?”
Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said, “The corporately-owned may not like Bernie’s anti-establishment views but for the sake of American democracy they must allow for a fair debate in this presidential campaign. Bernie must receive the same level of coverage on the nightly news as other leading candidates.”
They naturally also roll their eyes over how much coverage Trump is getting.
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