Occupy CNN: Protest Breaks out Against the Lack of Sanders Coverage
On Sunday, more than 1,000 protesters voiced their anger over CNN's lack of Bernie Sanders coverage at the network's Los Angeles headquarters.
So much great energy at #OccupyCNN lots of honks also by people driving by. Great to see #LosAngeles4Berniepic.twitter.com/Ev4l67BqKr— Anna Le Claire (@annaleclaire) April 3, 2016
The protest against the "Bernie blackout" comes a week after Sanders took Hawaii, Washington and Alaska by large margins in the primaries on Western Saturday, which CNN downplayed.
Despite his last six wins in a row, Sanders has been largely ignored by the network. CNN continued to run segments on an upcoming travel show even as the large mob chanted outside the building.
CNN broadcast vs Outside CNN building https://t.co/bvjLeG7yIa #OccupyCNN https://t.co/YEr4Y7nwBo— Learning Liberation✊🏾 (@Learning Liberation✊🏾) 1459720778
CNN has recently been dubbed the "Clinton News Network" by Sanders supporters observing the channel's reluctance to celebrate Sanders' biggest wins. Since CNN's first Democratic presidential debate program this election season, the network has put Clinton front and center and fawned over her performance, even when Sanders gained more followers. But it’s no accident: CNN is owned by Time Warner, the eighth largest contributor to Clinton’s presidential campaign.
It’s no wonder Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman put CNN’s Brian Stelter on blast:
California's primary isn't until June, but Bernie's recent rallies have gathered hundred of thousands across the nation.
#OccupyCNN because this is a story. https://t.co/HIkxGSVCnE— Contactless (@Contactless) 1459719292