Bernie Sanders Says ‘Corporate Media’s Conflicts of Interest’ Hurt His Campaign
Bernie Sanders appeared on the liberal internet talk show The Young Turks and railed against so-called “corporate media” for harming his campaign.
‘The media is an arm of the ruling class of this country and they want to talk about everything in the world except the most important issues,” he said, echoing the personalities on the site who claim that the press is untrustworthy.
“Because if you talk about real issues and people get educated on the real issues, you know what happens next, they might actually want to bring about change.”
The Hill reports:
The Vermont senator, with urging from the show’s host Cenk Uygur, criticized Comcast, which owns NBC, as one of the most “detested” corporations in the country. And he went on to note that Disney, which is part of the ABC umbrella, pays “workers in Disney World eight or nine bucks an hour,” arguing there are many issues that the networks “don’t want to discuss.”
When asked by Uygur whether he believes networks such as Time Warner, which owns CNN, and Comcast should note donations to Hillary Clinton, Sanders said yes. And he also argued that advertising dollars from fossil fuel companies and politicians shade the networks’ coverage.
“You think you see NBC talking about Citizens United? I don’t think so,” he said.
“They love Citizens United, all the super-PAC money going in.”