Last night’s Democratic Debate was truly a tale of two debates. While the GOP debate was but two hours of Megyn Kelly trying to control the human centipede that is the 2016 GOP Primary Race, the candidates at the Democratic Debate had the gall to actually discuss the very serious and pressing issues that come with the office. The freaking nerve! We’ve got fake baby parts videos, emails, invisible immigration and classy fences to discuss!!
Although things did get heated between Hillary Clinton and Senator Sanders, particularly on the issue of guns (Bernie represents rural Vermont, so he tends to support gun rights more) and Hillary Clinton’s Senate vote in support of the invasion of Iraq, but the two acted incredibly civil.
In fact, the biggest takeaway line from the debate was the moment Bernie — clearly as sick of hearing about the nontroversy that is the Hillary Clinton email scandal as everyone else — immediately put the utterly vacuous witch hunt to rest when he aggressively said “enough of the freaking emails!”
Now, if you actually watched the debate, you would then have heard a vociferous Bernie Sanders go after CNN and other MSM outlets for obsessing over such frivolous weapons of mass distraction when he made a followup comment:
The middle class — Anderson, and let me say something about the media, as well. I go around the country, talk to a whole lot of people. Middle class in this country is collapsing. We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality. Our trade policies have cost us millions of decent jobs. The American people want to know whether we’re going to have a democracy or an oligarchy as a result of Citizens United.
But MSM outlets made sure to conveniently edit that part out when they re-aired the key moment in the debate.
Watch the original version below and then watch the version that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews played. The man who sounds like Kermit the frog on coke clearly has shown an anti-Bernie bias in the past, so it only seemed fitting.
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And CNN, the network that managed to turn whatever iota of dignity our democracy has left by focusing on the sound bite itself and not what followed.
Here’s a transcript of CNN Coverage from this morning:
PEREIRA: Moving along, the big moment on Facebook, I could have predicted this one. The “damn e-mails” comment from Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont. If you didn’t get a chance to hear it, let me refresh your memory.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SANDERS: I think the secretary is right. And that is, that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.
CLINTON: Thank you. Me too! Me too!
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PEREIRA: What’s interesting, many thought that he might have taken advantage of the fact that this was a big opening, but instead he essentially kind of defended her. This moment really, really rang true to a lot of people online.
Crap like this is why our nation is so misinformed and can barely pronounce oligarchy, and not know what it means without frantically asking Siri.
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