MSM at it again

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I'm watching CNN in my lunchroom at work, and I see a piece about Democrats pressuring Sanders NOT to run for president this time (i wonder why…). The very next piece is about Beto and the "homey" selfie videos people are making to urge him to run for president. They also discuss his lack of stance on certain issues (immigrants overstaying their visa), but give him a pass and laugh it off as Obama didn't know these things as well.

The bias is strong, and it's really disheartening to see that nothing has changed.

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[META] Ongoing issues with this subreddit that need addressing.

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I've been a long time user here, previously under a different account, but a long time supporter of Bernie Sanders nonetheless. In recent weeks, I've noticed that this subreddit has a few issues in regards to the community meta that probably need addressing before primary season ramps up in the next few months. I think it would behoove the moderators and the general community at large to consider these issues fully and find ways to address them for the betterment of this subreddit.

1) Leftist/progressive infighting and the promotion of other candidates – This is probably somewhat related to the Tulsi Gabbard posts, but this subreddit needs to have a low tolerance for people promoting other candidates like Tulsi Gabbard (either through comments or threads) and throwing out bait that is a catalyst for infighting and arguments. This is a Bernie Sanders subreddit. While some people may be supporters of Tulsi Gabbard, Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, or so on, the focus of this subreddit should be to promote the Sanders 2020 campaign, unless he announces otherwise. People that post threads about other candidates are only inviting toxic arguments and derailment that is not really beneficial for the larger goal of this subreddit. Can the mods please start cracking down on these posts?

2) Needless moderation and topic suppression – On the topic of moderation, I've noticed that some of the mods here are a bit overly anxious with their handling of certain topics, such as sexual harassment during his 2016 campaign. While these claims shouldn't be weaponized or used against Bernie, they shouldn't be frowned upon as topics for discussion here. I've had numerous threads deleted by mods for "concern trolling," which is somewhat odd because other topics on these subjects can exist. Today's topic about Bernie missing the Russia sanctions vote is one example. My topic was deleted, but two others continue to exist. Sometimes we have to confront negative or tough stories in order to find the right narrative and/or solutions. We can't have a "political revolution" if tough issues are ignored and suppressed by moderators. I appreciate tough moderation, especially in light of the issues we had here in 2016, but better analysis and consideration should be taken in regards to obvious Bernie supporters. Sometimes that takes some time to check post history and taking a few more seconds to consider the context.

3) Faux-progressivism and distorting Bernie's message – I've noticed some instances recently where certain users have distorted Bernie's message to argue for less-than-progressive ideas, such as incrementalism, tolerance of bigoted foreign politicians, and other weird positions. Bernie's ideas and platform should be very clear. People that promote contrarian ideas are often doing contrarianism for the sake of contrarianism. They don't offer any substantive arguments and derail topics. I don't mind having heavier moderation here, as these users don't really have much posting history in regards to Bernie or seem to be invested in other candidates.

4) Low effort posts – I'm thinking about bad memes or the 'Bernie is going to win the 2020 elections" post here probably, but as primary season ramps up, we need to avoid low effort content. We can't just make sweeping claims or post memes all the time. This place needs to be a tool for distributed organizing, as emphasized by some noted Bernie supporters on social media.

Thanks for reading!

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Strange Odds Vegas is giving Bernie

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A sportsbook I'm familiar with is giving Bernie +4000 odds ($ 100 bet would win you $ 4,000) on winning the next election. How is that possible? Seems like easy money, or at least a bet where there is unbelievable value, not that I'm going to place a bet. I don't see him losing in the primary or general if he runs. Is it really that uncertain that he is going to run? This has been bothering all day since I saw it. I mean..he's going to be the next president!

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