September 10, 2015

TWO MONTHS OF MISLABELING: ABC, NBC Evening News Shows Haven’t Called Bernie Sanders ‘Socialist’ Since July 3.

Because if they did, the networks might have to define the term, its history, and how his ideology impacts both Hillary and Obama, which could mean bad news for Democrats. And the networks are also reluctant to quote from Sanders’ fire and brimstone speeches, which are focused on how poorly the economy has been performing for the last six and a half years with a Democrat in the White House, as Glenn has noted in USA Today:

Sanders recently went after the Obama administration on inequality and unemployment, noting that although the official government unemployment is at 5.4%, the real unemployment figure, including those who have given up looking for work or who are involuntarily working part-time, is 10.5%, almost double.

What’s more, he notes, youth unemployment is even worse. For young high school graduates, unemployment is 33% for whites, 36% for Hispanics and 51% for blacks. Never mind that Sanders’ proposed minimum-wage increase would make that worse. The point is that he’s speaking to a concern that is evident to ordinary Democrats around the country, but that is concealed by the Obama administration’s gauzy proclamations of economic recovery.

All of which makes Bernie so problematic, as the kids like to say these days, to the MSM. But then, this is the media whose biggest names were proudly proclaiming “I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is” on the eve of the 2008 election, so don’t expect them to tell their viewers what Bernie’s worldview is anytime soon, either.

RELATED: Democrats seem to forget who ‘owns’ this sad economy.

Well, they’ll certainly want presidential voters to forget next year.

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