Mimi Rocah: Bernie Sanders makes her "skin crawl"

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  1. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    This is a weird comment from a "Journalist."

    Tensions Between Bernie Sanders and MSNBC Boil Over

    The backlash from Sanders-world reached a new high on Sunday, when MSNBC analyst Mimi Rocah, a former assistant U.S attorney for the Southern District of New York and occasional contributor to The Daily Beast, launched a personal critique of Sanders during a segment with host David Gura, saying that he makes her “skin crawl” and that he’s not a “pro-woman candidate.”

    “Bernie Sanders makes my skin crawl,” Rocah started when discussing the lineup for the upcoming Democratic debate in Detroit, where Sanders will share a stage with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “I can’t even identify for you what exactly it is. But I see him as sort of a not pro-woman candidate,” she continued. "So, having the two of them there—like, I don’t understand young women who support him. And I’m hoping having him next to her will help highlight that.”

    This sort of nonsense shouldn't be on a news station, however it does go to my theory that MSNBC supports Biden, so they may want to take other candidates that they feel can't get the nomination.
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Donor

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    He's not a "pro-woman candidate" because he isn't a woman.

    There is absolutely nothing else in Bernie's platform or personal history that could even remotely be construed as "anti-woman".
     
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    Yes, take out Bernie as a viable candidate and more of those nominee votes will switch over to Biden.
    It's so ironic. I bet she wants Warren or Harris (women) to win, but ironically her anti-Bernie screed will be more likely to play into the hands of those trying to set Biden up to win the nomination.
    She's being used like a pawn.

    Oh, what a tangled web...
     
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    That's because she is a journalist in name only.

    Former MSNBC Reporter Spills Details On Pro-Establishment Bias In Media

    Authored by Caitlin Johnstone,

    The ridiculous corporate media freakout over Senator Bernie Sanders’ entirely legitimate accusations of pro-establishment bias continues today, with shrill, absurd new headlines like “Sanders campaign continues attacks on journalists” and “Bernie Sanders isn’t sorry” featuring hysterical MSM drama queens rending their garments over the suggestion that plutocrat-owned media outlets could be favorable to the plutocrat-owned establishment.

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    In response to this cartoonish display of billionaire-sponsored performance art, The Hill‘s Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjati aired a segment on their online show Rising which is as damning an exposé on the dynamics of mass media empire propaganda as we are ever likely to witness. With startling frankness and honesty, the pair disclose their experience with the way anyone who is critical of the establishment consensus is excluded from mainstream media platforms, as well as the way access journalism, financial incentives, prestige incentives and peer pressure are used to herd mainstream reporters into toeing the establishment line once they’re in.

    This confirms and validates everything that analysts like Noam Chomsky have been saying about mass media propaganda. Status quo propaganda is the underlying root of all our problems, and Ball and Enjati have gifted us with an invaluable tool for understanding and attacking it.

    “Back in early 2015 at MSNBC I did a monologue begging Hillary Clinton not to run,” Ball continued. “I said her elite ties were out of step with the party and the country, that if she ran she would likely be the nominee and would then go on to lose. No one censored me, I was allowed to say it, but afterwards the Clinton people called and complained to the MSNBC top brass and threatened not to provide any access during the upcoming campaign. I was told that I could still say what I wanted, but I would have to get any Clinton-related commentary cleared with the president of the network. Now being a human interested in maintaining my job, I’m certain I did less critical Clinton commentary after that than I maybe otherwise would have.”

    “Every journalist at every outlet knows what they can say and do freely and what’s going to be a little stickier,” Ball said. “No one is ever going to have their anti-Bernie pieces called in to question since he stands outside the system. Their invites to the DC establishment world are not going to be revoked, and may even be heightened by negative Bernie coverage. “

    “Back in the run up to 2016 I wanted to cover the negotiations on TPP more,” Ball disclosed a bit later. “I was told though, in no uncertain terms that no one cared about trade and it didn’t rate. To be clear, this was not based on data but on gut feeling and gut feeling that had to influenced by one’s personal experience mixing and mingling with upscale denizens of Manhattan. I didn’t really push it; maybe they were right. Of course TPP and trade turned out to be one of the most central issues in the entire 2016 election. It turns out that people did, in fact, care. Now this class bias translates into bad coverage of candidates with working class appeal, and it translates to under-coverage of issues that are vitally important to the working class.”

    They put themselves in a bubble and then throw a tantrum when reality intrudes.
     
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