Last Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to thousands of his supporters at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona after the Super Tuesday 3 poll numbers came in. You’d think that CNN and the other mainstream media outlets would have covered his speech, but instead, they were all fawning over Donald Trump and ignored Bernie. This did not sit well with a lot of people, including DemocracyNow! host Amy Goodman who slammed CNN on Sunday’s edition of Reliable Sources.
Goodman basically told host Brian Stelter that his network’s decision to air an empty stage in anticipation for Trump’s speech, while ignoring the fact that Sanders was speaking to thousands of people, was appalling:
Let’s look at Super Tuesday 3, you had major coverage here at CNN, at MSNBC, at Fox — all the networks across all through he night as the polls are closing. You see the concession speeches and the great victory speeches, you see Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Kasich, you see Donald Trump. You’re waiting here at CNN, at MSNBC. They said he’s going to hold a news conference… and that’s it.
“Where was Bernie Sanders?” she wondered. “Well, in fact, Bernie Sanders was in Phoenix, Arizona before thousands of people and as the networks were waiting for Donald Trump and waiting and all the pundits are weighing in, they don’t even say that Bernie Sanders is about to speak.
She went on to talk about how the network didn’t even bother to show Sanders’ speech later. “This time, they didn’t even record and show after Bernie Sanders,” she observed. “He was completely absent.”
Goodman called the media’s coverage of Trump “manufactured consent.” They are forcing him down our throats because they think we care what he is saying, when in reality, Americans are far more interested in hearing from candidates with real ideas for moving this country forward.
Watch the rest of the interview below:
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