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Fri Apr 8, 2016, 10:07 AM

9. I read the NY Daily News transcript before the campaign about it started

It was an interview of rapid fire hostile questions on a wide variety of topics and I thought Bernie did well. We are in an era now where most of the mainstream press is basically the equivalent of Pravda in the old Soviet Union. It is clear that the NY Daily News piece was part of a setup by the Clinton campaign that also included CNN and MSNBC. It was not only the part of the interview about breaking up the banks that they all jumped on, but the Sandy Hook comments (where Bernie repeated exactly what he had already said in a debate) that the NY Daily News turned into that disgraceful cover. Hillary jumped in with her tweet saying Bernie should apologize to the parents of the shooting victims at Sandy Hook. MSNBC and CNN had Hillary on Wednesday and didn't even mention the Wisconsin primary or her "disqualify" strategy. They just asked questions that played into it: "Is Bernie qualified to be President?" "Does he really have a plan for breaking up the big banks?"

I knew who the Clintons were and have not been surprised to see them take the campaign into the gutter. But as bad as I knew the corporate media has become, this obvious coordination with the Clinton campaign has been appalling.

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