Is Bernie Sanders crazy or is he just seriously misguided?
In truth, it’s probably a little from Column A and a little from Column B…
The Democrat presidential candidate appeared on MSNBC on Friday and commented that Fox News was supposedly offering an unfairly conservative viewpoint and the crotchety candidate claimed that what America needs is a liberal media outlet to serve as a counterbalance to this alleged viewpoint.
The kicker? Sanders made this claim on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” a show so radically left that Karl Marx would call it “a little much.”
“I think we have got to think about a way that the Democratic Party for a start starts funding the equivalent of Fox television,” he said.
“I think the American people are going to have to say to NBC and ABC and CBS and CNN, you know what, forget the political gossip,” Sanders said. “Politics is not a soap opera. Talk about the real damn issues facing this country.”
For those who don’t know, the slogan of MSNBC is “Lean Forward”- a nod to the obnoxious assertion that liberal ideology is somehow “progressive” and in-line with political evolution and forward-thinking.
Sanders’ assertion is predicated upon a belief that there is not already a liberal media outlet. In reality, the entirety of the mainstream media is liberal with very few exceptions.
Even Fox News could be labeled “centrist” at best as it panders to establishment Republicanism.
Sanders may have some warped ideas regarding the economy, the role of government and social engineering, but up until now, most of his critics have likely been operating under the belief that the big-government proponent is just flatly wrong about the realities of the world.
It seems, however, that considering Sanders’ belief that the mainstream media is devoid of leftist voices, Sanders is just plain nuts.