I remain both amazed and disgusted at the blatantly obvious blackout of coverage about Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign. Oddly enough, NPR seems to be one of the worst offenders. Some of you will say that it’s because the Koch brothers donate a lot of money to NPR. I don’t know. It makes as much sense as anything else, I suppose. It stings even more when it happens, again and again, from a media source that I used to trust.
Just this morning on NPR’s Morning Edition, I’m listening to a story about presidential candidates appearing at the Iowa Fair. The audio clip (below) shows how the correspondent, Don Gonyea, is clearly bringing up Bernie’s campaign with NPR host, David Greene, but he’s having none of it. Bernie had a huge turnout at the fair and was the only candidate to really engage with the public, as Gonyea even says. Listen to this clip at around the 2 minute mark.
I tweeted at, and wrote to, NPR about this totally lame coverage. I’m sick of it, personally.I hope some of you will do the same.