First thing to know is that Bernie is NO Radical (more on this further down the post)….
We heard so much about the Never Trump people in Right wing blogs…..and now that Bernie is entrenched in the front runner status the MSM has fired up another meme….Never Bernie.
That conserv bastion of opinion Red State has written…..
The panic on the professional left has begun. What is the “professional left” you say? Those who make a fabulous living in media talking about reaching the goals that Bernie Sanders speaks of, they just never thought they would be part of the full-blown plan in their lifetimes.
The lefties at MSNBC have launched the #NeverBernie movement and they are dead serious about it.
As of this writing with almost 50% of the results so far tallied in Nevada, Bernie Sanders sailed to victory with close to 47% of the vote. Here are the latest numbers from Politico…
Red State calling MSNBC a Leftist network and then say they are starting a Never Bernie movement…..does anyone see just how silly that statement sounds?
Yep leading the charge since Bernie started running is Chris Matthews……he never lets an interview go by without injecting negativity into the interview…..
Matthews, who said on February 7 that he feared a Sanders presidency would result in mainstream pundits being executed in Central Park, made the remarks about 37 minutes before the caucuses began at noon Pacific time.
“This is what happens when you and your network are in a complete panic-riddled meltdown,” said Intercept journalist Jeremy Scahill. “You say the quiet part out loud on national TV.”
This is not a surprise for I expected the media’s multi-millionaires to start bad mouthing Bernie for they need to protect their money from having to pay their taxes…
Can we agree, in the wake of primary contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and now Nevada, that everything we were told about Sen. Bernie Sanders was wrong? That the press, the pundits, the politicians were all wrong about him? And not just wrong, but completely, utterly, demonstrably, embarrassingly, catastrophically wrong?
You would have to go back to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 to find another example of where our political and media elites were so out of step with reality; so off in their predictions and prognostications; so keen to peddle myths and misinformation. (On a side note, whenever we mention Iraq, it’s always worth recalling how Sanders opposed that disastrous conflict, whereas his rivals Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden both supported it.)
Let’s consider the nonsense that has passed for “reporting,” “commentary,” and “analysis” on Sanders over the past year or so.
As Bernie gets more and more popular the attacks should keep pace with the coming storm.
Matthews has offered an apology to Bernie for his gross and misleading statements…..
Chris Matthews isn’t one to freely dole out apologies, leading the New York Times to call one extended to Bernie Sanders “a moment of humility.” The Hardball anchor had come under fire—with Sanders reportedly extremely bothered himself—over comments he made Saturday during MSNBC’s coverage of the Nevada caucus, reports Deadline. Painting establishment Democrats as just as impotent to stop Sanders to as the French were to the Nazis’ 1940 invasion of their country, Matthews imitated a disbelieving Churchill saying, “How can it be? You got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?” He then offered up a general’s response: “It’s over.”
How Sanders communications director Mike Casca responded on Twitter: “Never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a Jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by the Nazis to the Third Reich.” On Monday night, Matthews started his program by apologizing “for comparing anything from that tragic era in which so many suffered, especially the Jewish people, to an electoral result of which you were the well-deserved winner.” He promised to try to “do a better job myself of elevating the political discussion” during the remainder of the campaign. In a longer look at how the Sanders campaign is going after MSNBC in general, the Washington Post notes Matthews’ comparison itself was “flawed,” as it ultimately ended up being over for Germany, not France.
That was a typical non-apology apology to Bernie for his disdain of the candidate.
And Matthews is not alone on MSNBC…..
….despite an avalanche of criticism, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough doubled down, this time suggesting that Bernie Sanders was a fan of Benito Mussolini.
Bernie should tell them all to go F*ck Themselves!
The media is spending all their energy setting up the attack plan against Bernie for whoever will take the bait (and most candidates and Right wing bloggers ate taking that bait)…..I am not a supporter of Bernie but I can see the attack plan by the corporate media.
This post started with the statement that Bernie is NO Radical…….let me explain…..
Centrist/moderate/Third Way Dems are afraid of Bernie, not because he would lose to Trump or inverse-coattail down-ballot candidates, but because they would lose their longstanding minority control of the party apparatus. After the convention in Milwaukee, for example, the nominee gets to choose the new DNC chairman. Sanders will not keep Tom Perez.
Electability, however, is the moderates’ supposed chief concern. And enough moderate Democratic voters are buying it to make it A Thing.
I have been a radical for 50 years and Bernie is NO radical….and anyone that thinks he is has NO damn idea what the term means. PERIOD!
Electability? Now there is a con job…..https://lobotero.com/2019/07/16/electability-the-lie-that-keeps-on-giving/ then there is the silly concept of running to the Center……https://lobotero.com/2019/07/16/electability-the-lie-that-keeps-on-giving/
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