Bernie Sanders: Corporate Media is a Threat to Democracy
December 26, 2016
AMY GOODMAN: Today, in this holiday special, we spend the hour with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent, self-proclaimed socialist from Vermont who shocked the political establishment by nearly beating Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary. Since Donald Trump’s victory on November 8th, Sanders has emerged as one of the most powerful voices in Washington. He just published a best-selling book titled Our Revolution.
I sat down with Bernie Sanders at the Free Library of Philadelphia on November 28th, a few weeks after the election. It was his most extensive broadcast interview since the election. But first we’ll turn to an excerpt of the speech he gave that night.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: People are, you know, interested in knowing, well, how did Trump win? How did he win the Electoral College? And I think one of the things that he did was tap into an anxiety and a level of pain that we don’t often see on CBS or NBC. And what he said, preposterously, I might add, is that he, of all people, was going to take on the establishment. He was going to take on the economic establishment. He was going to take on the political establishment. He was going to take on the media establishment. And people in a lot of desperation, people who are hurting, responded to that.Pastiche, dlegendary1, xynthee and 31 othersjoentokyo, liberal at heart, ThinkingANew, Lynetta, eridani, 7wo7rees, HeartoftheMidwest, A little weird, Enthusiast, Utopian Leftist, Tuesday, OzoneTom, Hari, libodem, zoolook67, davidgmills, Ohio Barbarian, SurrealAmerican, historylovr, Two way street, bbgrunt, goodgirl, Marym625, exindy, ThouArtThat, Bearian, , Fasttense, daleanime, TheNutcracker, Koko like this
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