New York Times Tries to Bury Bernie With Biased Reporting on Clinton-Sanders Debate

It is astonishing how brazen the NY Times has become in flaunting its bias against Bernie Sanders, not just in its editorials, but in its news coverage.


For example, look at the lead story about Thursday night’s Clinton-Sanders debate. The first paragraph instantly sets the tone. Sanders, says the Times, “savaged” Clinton, who then “countered with steely confidence.” Oh, please.

The rest of the story goes on to repeat, directly and by innuendo, how laughable Sanders’ chances are of winning against Clinton apparently hoping to engineer a self-fulfilling prophecy. Truly shameless is the Times’ grudging mention that “some” national polls show Sanders faring better than Clinton against Trump. The real truth is that virtually all the national polls (Fox News, CBS News, McClatchy/Marist, IBD/TIPP, PPP (D), Bloomberg, and Quinnipiac) have been showing this for quite some time.

See the national poll results for Trump vs. Sanders here.

See the national poll results for Trump vs. Clinton here.

But it doesn’t matter what the truth is.  All the corporate media are following the same playbook, from the Times and Daily News to CNN and MSNBC. Listening to what the cable news commentators have been saying about the debate almost makes me think I didn’t see and hear what I saw and heard. No wonder both the right and the left despise the media. Only the smug and complacent middle believe them.

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