Bernie Sanders was Unapologetically Strong Responding to Chuck Todd on 43 Year Old Essay

by Egberto Willies –

MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r)  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) left, and Moderator Chuck Todd, right, appear on "Meet the Press" in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.  (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd today. He appeared to discuss his candidacy. As expected, Chuck Todd asked Bernie Sanders about his 43 year old satiric essay he wrote that will be misrepresented by the frivolous corporatist indoctrinating traditional mainstream media.

Chuck Todd started the question with his usual condescension for a certain sect of politicians. “This week you found out what it is like to become a nationally recognized candidate for president and potentially a threat to somebody,” said Chuck Todd. “A leaking of an essay you in the seventies for an alternative weekly, you campaign described it as satire. I will be honest with you Senator Sanders, it is uncomfortable read.” Todd then went on to quote the most ‘controversial’ snippet from the essay.

Senator Bernie Sanders’ answer was perfect. “This is a piece of fiction that I wrote in 1972 I think,” Sanders said. “That was 43 years ago. It was very poorly written. And if you read it what it was dealing with, gender stereotypes. Why some men like to oppress women. Why other women like to be submissive. Something like 50 Shades of Grey, very poorly written 43 years ago.”

Sanders then turned the question in a manner that made Chuck Todd’s question seem petty. “What I am focusing on right now are the issues impacting the American people today,” Sanders said. “And that is what I will continue to focus on. And what the American people want to hear. And by the way, on broader issues, what I think when we talk about issues, Chuck we need a lot more debates in this campaign. I hope very much that we can begin with the Democratic candidates debates as early as early as July and have some Republicans in those debates as well.”

Bernie Sanders used up his time to belittle the question. He then used more of his air time to soft scold the media about neglecting to cover what Americans want to hear about. Then he inserted an issue for Chuck Todd to respond to, debates.

If Bernie Sanders is able to focus Americans on serious issues while the corporate media attempts otherwise, his candidacy may not be toast.


Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos