Some people think the media doesn’t have a bias towards the wealthy, or that Bernie is too wealthy to care about the working class. So I made this table comparing Bernie’s net worth against the average family, other Democrats, and the heads and reporters of media companies. [OC]

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Some people think the media doesn’t have a bias towards the wealthy, or that Bernie is too wealthy to care about the working class. So I made this table comparing Bernie’s net worth against the average family, other Democrats, and the heads and reporters of media companies. [OC] submitted by /u/PensiveOrangutan
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Misinformation link on Social Media

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I saw on Reddit a link to calculate the effect of tax increases under the plan for Medicare for all for individuals and families. At http://bernietax. com That domain is registered to Ascio Technologies Inc. USA. Based in Denmark. The CEO is Rod Ward the 3rd a Republican Millionaire who sits on the DelawareCAN PAC board. Obviously funding this disinformation to fool #Bernie2020 supporters by making them believe they will loose a lot of money. Got news for you we're a lot smarter than that. The CFO is Thomas C. Porth who filled with the SEC under Delaware Trust Company with William G Popeo director of RC Cayman Hotel Holdings LTD. Further reading of the Paradise Papers – Appleby reveals offshore interest an activities of more than 120 politicians and world leaders, including Queen Elizabeth II and 13 advisors major donors and members of US President Donald j Trump's administration. WMB Holdings also a part of Parent entity Ascio Technologies Inc. Danmark also has ties to the Trump administration's SEC pick Jay Clayton who's wife works at Goldman Sachs and has other ties to Wall Street. #BernieSanders2020 #Sandersforpresident @Sandersforpresident in regards to the domain http://bernietax. com

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Bernie laying out the difference between he & Trump when it comes to criticizing the media

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"My criticism of the corporate media is not that it is 'fake news," that it lies all the time or tries to destroy people-which is what Trump believes. My critique is that the corporate media pays relatively little attention to the most important issues facing the working people of our country and increasingly treats politics as if they were entertainment or a football game."

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Email about the Media: Pretty long but VERY important email from Bernie himself! Survey included. Please donate if you can!

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Let's discuss an issue that gets far too little attention — for obvious reasons.

In our campaign we are taking on Wall Street, the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, the fossil fuel companies, the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex and the 1 percent. In other words, we are taking on the corporate elite and the billionaire class who exercise enormous power over the economic and political life of the country.

It is no shock to me that the big networks and news organizations, which are owned and controlled by a handful of large corporations, either barely discuss our campaign or write us off when they do.

When we trail in a poll, it gets endless coverage.

When a poll is great for us, it barely gets a mention.

When someone out-raises us in fundraising, it’s non-stop news.

When we have the most donations by far, of any other candidate, here comes the coverage about who has the most “crossover donors,” whatever that means.

We’ve said from the start that we will have to take on virtually the entire media establishment in this campaign, and so far that has proven to be true. Ok. Fine. We are ready.

But even more important than much of the corporate media’s dislike of our campaign is the fact that much of the coverage in this country portrays politics as entertainment, and largely ignores the major crises facing our communities.

In fact, what I have learned from experience is that, as a general rule of thumb, the more important the issue is to large numbers of working people, the less interesting it is to the corporate media.

Sadly, for the corporate media, the real issues facing the American people — poverty, the decline of the middle class, income and wealth inequality, trade, health care, climate change, education etc. — are fairly irrelevant.

And sadly, when they do cover issues like Medicare for All, it is almost always about the polling or if the issue makes someone more or less electable. Very rarely is there discussion about why we spend twice as much per capita as other industrialized nations for worse outcomes while the health care industry made $ 100 billion in profits last year. Or if the conversation does happen with any depth, it is almost always framed in conservative terms and talking points — or the ostensibly Democratic viewpoint shared by moderates from the party. The discussion is very rarely about what it will do for people’s lives or why 30,000 people a year die in America because they can’t afford to go to a doctor when they should.

And what we have to ask ourselves is why.

Why is it that the corporate media sees politics as entertainment and largely ignores the major crises facing our country and how candidates are addressing those crises?

And the answer lies, in fact, with something that is very rarely discussed, and certainly not in the media: and that is that the corporate media is owned by a small number of large media conglomerates.

In 1983 the largest fifty corporations controlled 90 percent of the media. That’s a high level of concentration. Today, as a result of massive mergers and takeovers, only a few large corporations like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Fox, Disney, Viacom, and CBS control the vast majority of what we see, hear, and read. And there is news that Viacom and CBS want to merge next.

This is outrageous, and a real threat to our democracy.

Because in case you haven’t heard, these corporations have an agenda that serves their bottom line.

Take, for example, Disney: Disney, the owner of ABC, makes its products in Chinese factories where workers are paid only a few dollars per day under "nightmare conditions." And in the United States, they have utilized guest worker programs to fire Americans and replace them with lower wage foreign workers.

Further, despite making huge profits, many of the people at their parks make low wages.

I was proud to have worked with employees at Disneyland to raise their minimum wage to $ 15 an hour, but more has got to be done.

Now I could be wrong, but I don’t expect that you will see programming tonight on ABC discussing the plight of low-wage workers here in the United States or, for that matter, in China. But if you do watch TV tonight, check out how many ads come from drug companies, insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry, Wall Street, and the rest of corporate America. They even ran ads targeting Medicare for All during the CNN presidential debate.

These powerful corporations also have an agenda, and you can be sure it isn’t our agenda.

Now, Donald Trump thinks that media in America is the “Enemy of the people.”

To me, that is an outrageous remark from a president which has the purpose of undermining American democracy.

Because the truth is, a knowledgeable and informed electorate is essential to a working democracy, and the work of journalists in this country and abroad is absolutely critical to our communities and to maintaining a free society.

So it is my sincere hope that the coverage of this campaign generally, and our campaign specifically, changes in the weeks and months ahead.

It is my sincere hope that we can spend more time talking in-depth about the issues facing the working people of this country and less time covering the latest scandal or political gossip.

It is my sincere hope that we have a more serious discussion about the real pain working people, the elderly, the sick, and the poor are facing.

These are not people with well-paid lobbyists who know how to manipulate the system. These are people who struggle every single day but are almost always ignored by the government. You follow the news more closely than most, so before I sign-off on this letter, I want to hear from you:

Take our short survey: tell us how you feel the corporate media is covering this campaign, and how you feel they cover the issues facing this country. This is an issue that needs to be discussed.

Thank you for sounding off and making your voice heard.

In solidarity, Bernie Sanders

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13% of Obama voters voted for Trump and only 77% overall voted for Clinton. Also 25% of Clinton Voters Voted for McCain The media should really stop scapegoating Bernie Voters.

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https://twitter.com/jmillerlewis/status/900429108487876609

Link to the numbers

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/24/16194086/bernie-trump-voters-study

Link to Vox article independently verifying those numbers.

So yes we can in fact prove that more Hillary voters voted for McCain than Bernie voters voted for Trump. The bottomline is that Hillary was just not a good candidate. She was dancing with Paul McCartney when she should have been campaigning in the rustbelt. There were other variables that played into her ultimate demise but it's just easier to say that it was Bernie's fault than to actually examine the real issues of her candidacy.

There's a reason she had the lowest favorability ratings of any Democratic nominee in history and the fact that we were all led to believe she was the most electable candidate should count as journalistic malpractice. Not to mention the billions of dollars in free coverage that the media gave to the Trump campaign in 2016.

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