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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 12:27 PM

 

WashPo’s Obvious Bias: 16 Negative Stories About Bernie Sanders Published in Just 16 Hours

WashPo’s Obvious Bias: 16 Negative Stories About Bernie Sanders Published in Just 16 Hours
by Natasha Hakim Zapata * Mar 8, 2016 * TruthDig/Fair

According to the progressive media watchdog Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, The Washington Post has reached what the group says “has to be some kind of record” by posting an onslaught of 16 articles attacking the Vermont senator—all in less than a single day.



From Fair
In what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM EST Monday, March 7—a window that includes the crucial Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, and the next morning’s spin ...

All of these posts paint his candidacy in a negative light, mainly by advancing the narrative that he’s a clueless white man incapable of winning over people of color or speaking to women. Even the one article about Sanders beating Trump implies this is somehow a surprise—despite the fact that Sanders consistently out-polls Hillary Clinton against the New York businessman. ... The Washington Post was sold in 2013 to libertarian Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is worth approximately $49.8 billion.

Despite being ideologically opposed to the Democratic Party (at least in principle), Bezos has enjoyed friendly ties with both the Obama administration and the CIA. As Michael Oman-Reagan notes, Amazon was awarded a $16.5 million contract with the State Department the last year Clinton ran it. Amazon also has over $600 million in contracts with the Central Intelligence Agency, an organization Sanders said he wanted to abolish in 1974, and still says he “had a lot of problems with.” FAIR has previously criticized the Washington Post for failing to disclose, when reporting on tech giant Uber, that Bezos also owns more than $1 billion in Uber stock.


http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/washpos_obvious_bias_16_negative_stories_about_bernie_sanders_20160308

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99th_Monkey Mar 2016 OP
Wilms Mar 2016 #1
Cali_Democrat Mar 2016 #2
99th_Monkey Mar 2016 #5
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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 12:29 PM

1. The guy behind the "Mental Health" dust up is a former AIPAC director.

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 12:30 PM

2. Bernie is finally being vetted. nt

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:42 PM

5. I see it as a good sign actually. Desperation & panic. n't

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 12:41 PM

3. They have too much invested to stop now.

It isn't that stories shouldn't be covered. It is that they should be covered honestly and without the snarky editorializing. It's just more of the desperation that they have when facing actual democracy.

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Tue Mar 8, 2016, 06:10 PM

4. kick'n'rec (nt)

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