Undemocratic socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting his dandruff up after yet another spat with the “journalists” at MSNBC. Apparently, Sanders believes MSNBC is not a legitimate news organization, and MSNBC believes Sanders is not a legitimate contender.
Spoiler alert: they’re both correct.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and MSNBC have always had a complicated relationship. Sanders, a top-tier contender for the Democratic nomination, has long questioned the news media’s biases, while pundits have taken fresh shots at the Vermont senator this cycle. But officials in Sanders’ campaign contend that leading up to the 2020 election, the network is one of several cable news outlets directly contributing to a media climate where false claims go unchecked and requests for progressive voices on-air are frequently turned down.
“More often than not these commentators are injecting their opinion without any policy discussions,” Nina Turner, the national co-chair of Sanders’ campaign, told The Daily Beast. “They’re not there to tell the gospel truth.”
Wait, the mainstream media expresses opinions instead of facts? The hell you say!
The backlash from Sanders-world reached a new high on Sunday, when MSNBC analyst Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S attorney for the Southern District of New York and occasional contributor to The Daily Beast, launched a personal critique of Sanders during a segment with host David Gura, saying that he makes her “skin crawl” and that he’s not a “pro-woman candidate.”
“Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl,” Rocah started when discussing the lineup for the upcoming Democratic debate in Detroit, where Sanders will share a stage with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is. But I see him as sort of a not pro-woman candidate,” she continued. “So, having the two of them there—like, I don’t understand young women who support him. And I’m hoping having him next to her will help highlight that.”
In fairness, every Democratic candidate – and honestly, every Democrat, period – makes my skin crawl. I cannot respect someone who wants to fundamentally change the greatest country on planet Earth. That said, I also cannot gather enough popcorn to keep me satiated during this fabulous Leftist-on-Leftist violence.