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Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:53 PM

Hey, Washington Post

It's been noted that the Washington Post is heavily biased for Clinton. For instance their 16 anti-Sanders stories in 16 hours. So I shouldn't have looked at their front page headline, because it pisses me off:

Sanders wins Democratic caucuses in Alaska, Washington state

The senator from Vermont is also favored in Hawaii, but he still isn’t expected to significantly dent Clinton’s delegate lead.


Seriously?! Gaining about 55 delegates on Clinton from those two states (with Hawaii still coming) isn't making a "significant dent?!" If he has a landslide win in Hawaii too, as many expect, he could cut her 300 pledged delegate lead by close to one-fourth in a single day! If winning with 72% of the vote in Washington and 81% in Alaska aren't landslide wins, I'm curious what would be for the Post. That's the same headline the Post could have run if Sanders would have won each state by only a few points.

Then, the actual article is even worse. There's NO mention of the size of margin of his victory, no actual numbers reported, no information on the number of delegates gained. There are only a few vague mentions of the fact he won, without using any adjectives like "big" or "landslide":

Sen. Bernie Sanders scored victories in the Democratic caucuses in Washington and Alaska on Saturday, two of three contests held in Western states that the independent senator from Vermont was favored to win.


The delegates he would capture in a sweep would dent but not seriously damage front-runner Hillary Clinton’s lead in the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Winning all three states would, however, buoy his insurgent challenge, as the contest moves back to large, delegate-rich states in the Midwest and Northeast.


So the implication is he gains some momentum, but he was expected to win the states anyway. Compare that to the opening paragraph of CNN's headline article:

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic caucuses in Alaska and Washington, according to CNN projections, on what is a big day for the Vermont senator's efforts to catch up to Hillary Clinton.


Note how that's a direct contradiction: CNN says Sanders made major progress catching up to Clinton, and the Post says he didn't.

I feel dirty after reading such slanted reporting from what used to be a highly respsected newspaper.

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Reply Hey, Washington Post (Original post)
paulthompson Mar 2016 OP
Peace Patriot Mar 2016 #1
grasswire Mar 2016 #2
paulthompson Mar 2016 #14
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #3
Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #10
Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #4
Gwhittey Mar 2016 #8
CentralMass Mar 2016 #5
Segami Mar 2016 #6
2banon Mar 2016 #7
GreatGazoo Mar 2016 #9
Cali_Democrat Mar 2016 #11
noretreatnosurrender Mar 2016 #12
Lizzie Poppet Mar 2016 #13
Impedimentus Mar 2016 #15
paulthompson Mar 2016 #16
Beacool Mar 2016 #17
paulthompson Mar 2016 #19
Rosa Luxemburg Mar 2016 #18
me b zola Mar 2016 #20
ljm2002 Mar 2016 #21

Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:58 PM

1. Shits.

What else can one say? They are the definition of the word.

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:59 PM

2. So glad you are here, Paul!!

I'll be going over your work thread later tonight.

You are a great addition and maybe can instill some discipline into our fact-gathering.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:38 PM

14. Thanks

It's good to be back.

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 08:59 PM

3. Watched NBC News

tonight and all they reported was that Sanders won both states. They didn't give the % that he won. It's amazing that Bernie won so big in those states with the lack of honest coverage by the corporate media. Truly amazing. That fact alone should scare the shit out of them. They are no longer relevant.

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Response to noretreatnosurrender (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:12 PM

10. Yep. They are doing this on purpose, unfortunately.

 

We have to do what we can to overcome the wrong that they try to make a reality.

Somebody To Love

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:00 PM

4. F them. We now know they are piss.

 

Bernie won in a landslide in my state, WA and I feel like celebrating! And casting off the evil of the other side (but learning and remembering their evil. They lost all respectability in my eyes).

Enjoy!

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Response to Jenny_92808 (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:11 PM

8. Bah a UK BAND

 

You are in WA you should be posting

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:03 PM

5. I'm sure that they will get Jonathan Capehart right on it.

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:07 PM

6. WashingtonPost- A great tray liner for parrot droppings..

 

or a useful wrapper for the market fish scraps....


Washington Post,.....it has many uses but the news!


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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:08 PM

7. Kickin' & a Recken'

 

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:11 PM

9. could have been pre-written since his victories were expected

I think the margin of the victories should shock people who buy the line that Clinton has this wrapped up.

If the WaPo was biased for Sanders the narrative would be about how Clinton peaked too soon and now is losing badly in state after state. Short of cash and support, the Clinton campaign is rationing their efforts to try and hang on until the Convention.

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:13 PM

11. The Washington Post is a fantastic newspaper.

 

When I visit DC, I always get a copy.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:18 PM

12. Did you like them

when they were torture apologists?

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:32 PM

13. That irrelevant old fishwrap needs to die.

 

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 09:58 PM

15. The Washington Post is nothing but a billionaire's play toy

Better reporting and journalism can be found in Trader Joe's Fearless Flyer - and the "Flyer" is free.

FEEL THE BERN - 2016

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:03 PM

16. Let's compare with The Guardian: Sanders CRUSHES Clinton

Here's how The Guardian reports the exact same news:

Sanders Crushes Clinton in Alaska and Washington Democratic Caucuses

Senator sees strong support in both western states ahead of results in Hawaii, where he is also expected to do well – but he remains the Democratic underdog

Bernie Sanders won overwhelming victories in Washington state and Alaska on Saturday, narrowing Hillary Clinton’s still significant lead in the race for delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president.

Sanders defeated Clinton in Washington’s caucuses 75% to 25% and 79% to 21% in Alaska’s, with about 38% and 72% of the states’ precincts reporting.


Note how the Guardian is not afraid to prominently report the actual voting numbers, as opposed to the Post, which didn't mention the margins of victory at all!

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:17 PM

17. According to RCP, Hillary is up 278 in pledged delegates after tonight.

No results from HI yet. The problem for Sanders is that Hillary is predicted to do quite well in NY, NJ, PA and MD. All closed states where Hillary tends to do better than Sanders.

Nonetheless, two good wins tonight for Sanders, possibly three.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:25 PM

19. That's not true

A lot of reports of delegate numbers are behind the actual election results. Sanders should get 50 or more delegates than Clinton in Washington, plus another 10 in Alaska. Plus, he's supposed to do well in Hawaii. If he has a similar landslide in Hawaii, he could gain on her about 75 delegates from the day's results. That would cut her 300 delegate lead by exactly one-fourth in a single day, to about 225!

I think that's incredible. It was my best case scenario. He's still a longshot, but a lot less long than yesterday.

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:22 PM

18. We'll just have to take it over

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 10:31 PM

20. I just got done reading a similar headline from MSM

I chose to leave a comment that reminded them that Bernie took AK by more than 80%-20%, WA 70%-30%...and they chose the crummy headline, "Sanders takes two states, Clinton retains lead". Smells like corporate America has their talking points.

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Response to paulthompson (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 11:22 PM

21. Charles Pierce said it best...

..."a once-great newspaper now doing business as an adjunct to the home delivery industry".

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a41608/bernie-sanders-washington-post-response/

Run by Jeff Bezos now. It is remarkable how fast they have fallen.

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