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On the first episode of his new podcast “Deconstructed,” The Intercept's Bernie Sanders to talk poverty, inequality, media bias, and the presidential election . .. MH: No, I haven't seen them being grilled on “Meet the Press. I haven't read that whole study, but I have read summaries of it, and that's. NBC Washington Bureau Chief and longtime "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert died Friday afternoon from an apparent heart attack. He was 58 years old . Also worth noting: Bernie Sanders will appear on CNN's State of the Union. Full Sunday talk show line-up below. What catches your eye? NBC's Meet The Press: Preempted for Premier League soccer; CBS' Face The.
But why would you know any of that? Not in an age of Russiagate or Trump tweets or Stormy Daniels.
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Who wants to talk about poverty and inequality when you could talk about porn star suing the president? I mean just remember the presidential debates. Three televised presidential debates insaw 70 questions asked of Clinton and Trump. Just one of them was on income inequality. None of them were on poverty. Three debates, four moderators, 70 questions asked: Zero on child poverty, despite the fact that the U.
You might think that would be worth a comment or a question at a televised presidential debate. And the number of poor in America is only going to go up in the coming years. The gap between the rich and poor is only going to increase because of the Trump tax plan. Republicans are quite happy to do redistribution of wealth. They just want it to go in the other direction, from poor to rich, not from rich to poor.
He says it himself. He won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.
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Does that make sense? But no one really wants to talk about any of this. Not the millionaire senators from both parties. Not the billionaire members of the Trump cabinet.
Not the guests from corporate-funded think tanks who run their mouths day in, day out on corporate-owned cable channels. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is one of the few U. In January, he hosted a town hall online on healthcare. Over a million people watched live. On Monday, joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren and filmmaker Michael Moore, among others, he hosted a town hall on Facebook Live on the poverty, on the inequality, on the oligarchy that has come to define the United States in the early 21st century.
How often have you guys seen on television any discussion of poverty in America. You ever see it? Virtually not at all.
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And, what I would say to our friends in the corporate media, start paying attention to the reality of how many people in our country are struggling economically every single day. And talk about that. On Wednesday, I went to see him in his offices on Capitol Hill.
Bernie Sanders, thanks so much for joining me on Deconstructed. Great to have you on as our first guest, in this week of all weeks.
And you did one in January on healthcare — BS: So let me start by asking you this: I am a Luddite, but I am not dumb. And what I understand is: So what we are doing selecting issues of extraordinary importance that the American people, issues which by and large are not covered in the corporate media.
You got three people in America who own more wealth than the bottom half of the American society — three people. We have the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth. One statistic I came across recently made my head spin, the Tyndall Report looked at nightly news broadcasts inelection year, they found a mere 32 minutes was devoted over to substantive policy issues, most of those minutes were on foreign policy and terrorism, zero minutes on poverty, zero on inequality, zero on infrastructure, zero on climate change.
You mention Donald Trump. Again, another study found inClinton, Hillary Clinton got six times as much coverage as you did, Donald Trump got 16 times as much coverage as you did; one study of ABC World News Tonight found that Trump got 81 minutes of coverage inand you got 20 seconds.
Did we get 20 seconds? What did you say? What were the 20 seconds? Now, none of this shocks me. Look, none of this shocks me. Look, there are a couple of reasons. The corporate media year is owned large corporations. What is their function? Their function is to make money.
And also their function is protect their own interests. I have seen the beauty, strength, and courage of our people.
I have also seen fear and despair. I have talked to people with life-threatening illnesses in West Virginia who worry about what will happen to them, or their loved ones, if they lose the health insurance that keeps them alive. I have talked to young immigrants Dreamers in Arizona who are frightened to death about losing their legal status and being deported from the only country they have ever known.
I have talked to retirees and older workers in Kansas who are outraged that, as a result of congressional legislation, they could lose up to 60 percent of the pensions they paid into and were promised as deferred compensation for a lifetime of work. I have talked to senior citizens in Vermont who divide their pills in half because they are unable to afford the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs. I have talked to workers in San Francisco who, as a result of gentrification, are no longer able to live in the neighborhoods they grew up in and love.
I have talked to family members around the country who have lost loved ones to the opioid and heroin epidemics sweeping the nation. I would hope that each one of us honors the men and women who have, throughout history, put their lives on the line to defend our country.
I will never forget meeting, in a small town in north- ern Vermont, an older gentleman who was part of the D-Day invasion at Normandy.
I had goose bumps talking to him, trying to imagine all that he had gone through and the extraordinary sacrifices he and his comrades made. Creating a nation that works for all, and not just the few. That was worth fighting for in It is worth fighting for today. Maintaining a vibrant democracy based on principles of justice has never been easy. In these dangerous and unprecedented times, it may be more difficult than ever.Bernie Sanders - The Young Turks Interview (FULL)
As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires are now able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars anonymously in ugly TV ads demonizing candidates who dare to stand up to them. Republican governors and legislatures are working overtime to suppress the vote, making it harder for people of color, poor people, and young people to vote.
The internet and social media now allow for the worldwide transmission of total lies, and the capability of targeting those lies to susceptible populations.
Further, recent studies show what the average American has long known. More and more mainstream media political coverage is devoted to gossip and issues of personality, and less and less to the major problems facing our country and the world.
During the last presidential campaign, for example, there was almost no discussion devoted to climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. There was hardly a mention that, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, 40 million Americans live in poverty, or that we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of nearly any major country on earth. These are painful and frightening times.
Many friends have told me that they dread reading the papers or watching TV. But let us be clear. Despair is not an option. This struggle is not just for us.
It is for our kids, our grandchildren, and the future of the planet. This book is about some of what I and millions of progressives have been trying to accomplish day by day over the last several years. Sanders's effort was further aided by the decision of the candidate of the Citizens PartyGreg Guma, to exit the race so as not to split the progressive vote. Two other candidates in the race, independents Richard Bove and Joe McGrath, proved to be essentially non-factors in the campaign, with the battle coming down to Paquette and Sanders.
The Sanders campaign was bolstered by a wave of optimistic volunteers as well as by a series of endorsements from university professors, social welfare agencies, and the police union. The final result came as a shock to the local political establishment, with the maverick Sanders winning by just 10 votes.
After serving four two-year terms, Sanders chose not to seek reelection in Under Sanders, Burlington became the first city in the country to fund community-trust housing. In his introduction, Sanders praised Chomsky as "a very vocal and important voice in the wilderness of intellectual life in America" and said he was "delighted to welcome a person who I think we're all very proud of.
One of his primary achievements was the improvement of Burlington's Lake Champlain waterfront. House of Representatives Representative Sanders in See also: Electoral history of Bernie Sanders Sanders's victory made him the first independent candidate to be elected to Congress since Frazier Reams in It was noted by The Washington Post and others as the first election of a socialist to the United States House of Representatives in decades.
Senate, vacating the House seat representing Vermont's at-large congressional district. Former Lieutenant Governor Peter P.