Why Is Fox News Suddenly Kissing Bernie's Behind? 10 Surprising Media Moments
Mainstream media unfair to Bernie Sanders? Not quite. Bernie supporters may have protested CNN yesterday for biased coverage, but what they may not know is that another familiar network has recently emerged as increasingly "fair and balanced" toward his campaign, as hard as that might be to believe. Maybe not that hard, as praising Bernie does have the effect of undermining Hillary Clinton's campaign somewhat.
Since Clinton's campaign manager sent a message about the Sanders campaign needing to "watch their tone," Fox News seems to have jumped to the Bernie bandwagon, even sacrificing airtime from the Trump Train.
Comparing Bernie to Obama five times in one week? Bernie could do worse.
Here are 10 of the top pro-Bernie moments as broadcast on Fox News since Thursday 3/31.
1. "They're voting for Bernie out of heart and giving him some late-term momentum and what looks to be a nice victory!"
2. "Sanders may have yet another victory [in Wisconsin] and Hillary should be up by more than 12 points in [New York], her home state."
3. "Bernie Sanders has cut Hillary Clinton's lead almost in half over the past month."
4. "Sanders launched his campaign with a raucus rally [of 18,000+] in the Bronx. Some say if he beats Clinton in New York, all bets are off."
5. "Bernie Sanders is only behind Hillary Clinton by 200 delegates! Throw the superdelegates on, he's out of reach."
6. "Right now, [Hillary's] battling for the Democratic nomination, so let's compare her to [Sanders] the other Democratic candidate, who did [sign the Greenpeace pledge]."
7. "Winconsin certainly builds momentum for Bernie and he's going to raise a lot of money!"
8. "Hillary is ducking him on a debate. She is threatened by Bernie and Bernie's giving her a run for the money."
9. "The energy, the momentum and the passion of Bernie Sanders! Another little-known senator predicted to win yet another primary this Tuesday."
10. "If Bernie wins Wisconsin, Hillary could be in single digits [in New York] this week."