The late, great Andrew Breitbart used to refer to the MSM as “the Democrat Media Complex.” That is a far more accurate label than “Mainstream Media” because of the media’s role in continually advancing whatever misbegotten causes the Democrats are feverish about at any given moment. A good chunk of its duties involve marginalizing and demonizing conservatives and Republicans who stand in the way.
The current CAUSE NUMBER ONE for the Democrats is electing our first female president, even if she is a thoroughly awful human being who enabled her husband’s sexual assaults on other women and, oh by the way, had a casual disregard for classified material when she was secretary of State.
Bernie Sanders has unexpectedly gotten in the way of this mission and now the DMC/MSM has decided it’s had enough.
SEN. BERNIE Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading in New Hampshire and within striking distance in Iowa, in large part because he is playing the role of uncorrupted anti-establishment crusader. But Mr. Sanders is not a brave truth-teller. He is a politician selling his own brand of fiction to a slice of the country that eagerly wants to buy it.
That’s from the Washington Post‘s editorial board.
Speaking of fabrication, this piece goes on to question how Sanders would make “the European social model work in the United States,” the subtext being that Democrats haven’t generally been trying to do that for a long time.
It’s not that WaPo is wrong in questioning the veracity of Sanders’ many claims, it’s that they are only doing it because he’s turned Her Madameship’s once formidable lead into vapor.
From Benghazi to her email server to her concern for victims of sexual assault, the dubious claims Hillary Clinton makes any given week remain largely without critical examination by the DCM/MSM. They’re far more likely to repeat the Clinton camp’s talking points about “Republican attacks” or the concussed grandma’s latest conspiracy theory than they are to subject her so-called accomplishments to scrutiny.
This hit piece was part of a one-two punch yesterday. WaPo‘s own Dana Milbank’s syndicated column heaped some praise on Bernie but concluded that nominating him would be a “terrible decision.”
Time, which hasn’t bumped up against a Democrat idea it didn’t love in at least twenty five years, is suddenly concerned with how much of a tax burden Bernie’s version of liberalism would place on the American people.
What really freaks the DMC/MSM out about Sanders goes far beyond his immediate threat to the Hillary story they so desperately want to be able to tell one day. Sanders has exposed the veiled socialist vision that the Democrats have for the United States. Their plan, however, is to gradually phase it in. For example, Hillary has been hitting Sanders on his love of single-payer health care, as if that hasn’t been in the Democrats’ plans all along. They’re just taking steps toward it.
Bernie Sanders and his open love affair with socialism (or the laughably mutually exclusive “Democratic Socialism” description he likes to use) have been able to peacefully caucus with the Democrats all these years because, as my colleague Scott Ott has pointed out, there isn’t really any difference between modern American Democrats’ goals and socialism.
He is a threat to the Democrats’ two most heavily fabricated narratives at the moment: the Hillary Clinton Great Achievement Story, and “Who, Us, Socialists?” ruse.
And he’s about to find out who still really scares the media.