Mic Drop: Bernie Sanders Tears The Corporate Media Apart For Endless Trump Coverage (VIDEO)
by JOE FLETCHER –
Democratic presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders has been on a roll in his calling out of the corporate media’s coverage of election news. He hit the nail on the head once more, during an interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN’s New Day.
During the interview, Sanders was asked what he thinks is the reason for Donald Trump’s seemingly unshakable popularity with conservatives. Sanders’ answer is far more honest than anything that would be uttered by a less calculated candidate.
“A recent study showed on ABC evening news, Trump over a period of time got 81 minutes of time. Bernie Sanders got 20 seconds. Now you tell me why,” Sanders said.
Sanders continues on to say that:
“I think it has to do with the fact that Trump is very smart. He knows that media is not so interested in the serious issues facing this country. They love bombastic remarks. They love silly remarks,” he told host Chris Cuomo. “I think this is more of an indictment of the media than it is Trump. But Chris, explain to me how he becomes number one. He says, ‘I don’t even have to pay for commercials. The media’s going to put me on all the time.’ “
Even though Sanders has more supporters than Trump, the corporate media covers every single “bombastic” remark the candidate makes. Very rarely in any manner that could be described as actual analysis of Trump’s remarks.
“I know CNN may be different here,” Sanders added. “But you explain to me how a major network on the evening news has 80 minutes of Trump and 20 seconds of Bernie Sanders. Does that make sense to anyone?”
Cuomo concedes that Trump is a ratings goldmine, but he isn’t convinced that the media is the reason for Trump’s popularity.
“There’s no question that Trump drives ratings and that’s always an influence in everything that we do,” Cuomo said. “But you can’t just wipe off all this popularity that he has with a growing base of the GOP. They’re putting him first in the polls not because of the media. They say they hate the media. They just love Trump.”
“We’re all concerned about the possibility of a terrorist attack in this country. We’re all concerned about ISIS. We’re all concerned about a disappearing middle class,” Sanders added. “They’re worried to death about their kids and they’re worried about the economy.
“And Trump comes along and he says, ‘I’ve got the solution. And what the solution is Mexicans coming to this country. Let’s throw them all out. That will solve all our problems. It’s Muslims. They’re all terrorists. We have to hate them,’” Sanders said. “Well, that is not the solution to our problems. That is simply scapegoating minorities, playing one group off against one another. It’s what demagogues have always done.”
“But what we’ve got to do is come together and say, ‘Why is it that the middle class is disappearing?’ ” Sanders said. “And sometimes Chris, to be honest with you, it can’t be done in a six-second soundbite.”
Boom. There’s one of those mic drop, truth bomb moments we’ve all become accustomed to Sanders making.
You can watch the interview below, where Sanders talks about the real issues facing this country. Sanders lambasts the corporate media’s coverage of Trump six minutes into the video:
Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info