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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:27 PM

 

Krystal Ball exposes anti-Bernie media bias

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Reply Krystal Ball exposes anti-Bernie media bias (Original post)
melman Aug 14 OP
EveHammond13 Aug 14 #1
calguy Aug 14 #2
Me. Aug 14 #3
Uncle Joe Aug 14 #4
Gothmog Aug 14 #6
Gothmog Aug 14 #5
JoeOtterbein Aug 14 #7
elleng Aug 14 #8
George II Aug 14 #9
melman Aug 14 #12
George II Aug 14 #13
Hassin Bin Sober Aug 14 #10
RhodeIslandOne Aug 14 #11
George II Aug 15 #17
melman Aug 15 #18
George II Aug 15 #20
LanternWaste Aug 15 #19
George II Aug 15 #21
NNadir Aug 14 #14
pnwmom Aug 14 #15
BannonsLiver Aug 14 #16
SouthernProgressive Aug 15 #22
NYMinute Aug 15 #23

Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:30 PM

1. ugh

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:32 PM

2. It's the anti-Bernie voter bias he has to worry about.

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:34 PM

3. ICK

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:35 PM

4. Kicked and recommended

 

Thanks for the thread melman.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Bernie Sanders

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:44 PM

6. I've reported on Bernie Sanders for years. A free press won't give him what he wants.

 

This is an interesting article https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/26/ive-reported-bernie-sanders-years-free-press-cant-give-him-what-he-wants/

Though Sanders understands the problem, his solutions leave something to be desired. The way the senator sees it, the job of a journalist is merely to transcribe his diatribes unchallenged and broadcast his sermons unfiltered.

ďHe would not be happy with anything that did not basically publish his press release in its entirety ó word for word, quote for quote,Ē said Graff, who spent nearly three decades reporting in Vermont for the AP.

Back when Sanders held regular news conferences in Vermont ó itís been a few years ó he typically refused to answer questions unrelated to his chosen topic of the day. Thatís problematic for local reporters, who rarely have the opportunity to quiz the members of Congress they cover without spokespeople running interference.

At a 1985 forum on the media, the late Vermont political columnist Peter Freyne complained to Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington, that he had reneged on his promise to hold regular press conferences, pointing out that ďWhen asked a question you donít want to answer, you leave the room.Ē
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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:43 PM

5. Opinion: Bernie Sanders's real media problem

 




So let me offer an explanation of what Sandersís real media problem is: Right now Sanders 2020 is suffering from the comparison with Sanders 2016, when his candidacy was a captivating new phenomenon that turned what could have been a dull coronation for Hillary Clinton into a real contest. That made him compelling to reporters ó again, always drawn to whatís new and what creates conflict ó who wrote story after story about this fascinating campaign, particularly the unlikely fact that a rumpled 74-year-old had become the hero of college students everywhere. They covered his policy proposals, but they also covered all the attendant human-interest sidelights such as people getting Bernie tattoos.

Sandersís current candidacy doesnít provide that same narrative interest. Heís just one candidate among many, running somewhere between second and fourth in every poll ó a part of the big story, to be sure, but not the primary protagonist/antagonist, depending on the framing. If during the 2016 primaries he was getting something like half the coverage, most of it positive, now he can expect only to get a much smaller portion of a pie that has been sliced into many more pieces. Is that fair? Perhaps not, but youíd have to define what ďfairĒ coverage would look like for all the candidates to say for sure.

Itís not as though Sanders is being ignored. I did a search on The Postís website and found 28 articles and videos mentioning him that appeared just this Monday and Tuesday. FiveThirtyEight monitors the volume of cable news coverage of the candidates, and what you see is that coverage pretty well tracks poll standing: Joe Biden gets the most, followed by Sanders, Warren and Kamala D. Harris clustered together. You might be able to make a case for why thatís wrong, but you canít say itís particularly unfair to Sanders.

And hereís the thing: Iím sure Sanders knows how this all works. Heís a smart guy, and he has been around for a long time. In most of the comments he and his aides make on this topic, you can tell they understand the incentives and proclivities of the media perfectly well.
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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:49 PM

7. K n R

 

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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:49 PM

8. Good to see this.

 

Sad it's true, but 'people.'
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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:50 PM

9. Co-hosts with Saagar Enjeti. Got it.

 

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Response to George II (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:05 PM

12. Can't counter anything she's saying so you try to make it about something else

 

Got it.
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Response to melman (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:32 PM

13. All she did was express her opinion, which it seemed he conservative co-host agreed with. Yep!

 

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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:51 PM

10. Krystal Ball used to be really popular on DU. Looks like that is about to change.

 

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Bernie Sanders

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 06:59 PM

11. The same can be said for numerous people who have various complaints....

 

....about "their guy/gal" just not getting enough media attention.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:39 PM

17. I think it began to change when people found out about her "PAC" that pays 70%....

 

....of it's total expenses in "salaries", 60% of which is paid directly to her.

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:09 PM

18. see post #12

 

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Response to melman (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:12 PM

20. see post #17, and....

 

https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/expenditures.php?cycle=2018&cmte=C00639997
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:10 PM

19. A premise supported with evidence used to be really popular as well.

 

Look like Krystal Ball stopped doing that and replaced it with simplistic editorial lacking any evidence other than anecdotal.

(but I get it... Oppression of the Sacred Cow by the Media is the current, hipster narrative, all else is merely sour-grapes)
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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #19)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:13 PM

21. So she didn't "expose anti-Bernie media bias." Can't expose what doesn't exist.

 

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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:33 PM

14. I have an Anti-Bernie bias, and I'm not in the media. I'm pure ABB in the primaries.

 

He will not get the nomination and the only thing that remains to see is if his holiness works against us by sulking loudly while pretending to oppose Trump.
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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:34 PM

15. I'd say Bernie has an anti-media bias. His complaints about the WA Post

 

would be laughable -- except that they add to and reinforce Trump's complaints about the same paper.
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Response to melman (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 07:41 PM

16. Hmmmm

 

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Response to melman (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:47 PM

22. The sad part about this.

 

Can you imagine if he was Hillary Clinton? Sanders hasn't had to deal with half of the media smears democrats have to deal with and hasn't dealt with one one hundredth of the smears Hillary Clinton had to deal with. Turn the heat up to one and Sanders melts. Turn the heat up to ten and Clinton was at her best. This part of Sanders not being able to deal with pressure is also why he doesn't stand a chance. He is not seen as a stable force.
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Response to melman (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:58 PM

23. I love the jokes and humor on DU.

 

Thanks for making me laugh hysterically.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Beto O'Rourke

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