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Michael Moore, Bernie Sanders Knock Media Coverage of Russia, Stormy Daniels at Inequality Town Hall

During a town hall this week on inequality, Michael Moore expressed some frustration about how the media isn’t covering issues of substance more and is more focused on “shiny” distractions like Russia.

Moore, who was joined in the event (which addressed “the decline of the American middle class and the rise of oligarchy in America”) by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, brought up the victory in the recent West Virginia teachers strike and how it should have gotten a lot more coverage from the national media.

But, he said, the “corporate media” wasn’t covering it, “even some of the networks that we watch.”

Moore said right now it’s all “Russia Russia Russia,” and Sanders jumped in to note Stormy Daniels too.

The filmmaker did clarify that he’s not trying to downplay Russia as an important news story, just that these are “shiny keys to distract us, that’s what goes on in the media.”

Last August Moore warned about President Trump being on track to win a second term, and he has been critical of Trump on Russia before:

You can watch the town hall above (the relevant part comes in at the 25:30 mark), via Michael Moore.

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