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Here’s Washington Post’s Coverage of Bernie Sanders Since the Debate. Do You Spot an Agenda?


Journalist Adam Johnson noticed a disturbing trend regarding Washington Post articles about Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders over the past day.

The Washington Post actually released sixteen articles with an anti-Sanders slant between 7:20 PM PST on Sunday and 12:54 PM PST on Monday, March 7th, a span that includes coverage during the Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan.

Unsurprisingly, this is not the first time the Washington Post has recklessly criticized the candidate. They’ve been doing it all year so far, grasping for straws in ridiculous hit pieces.

In February, they erroneously attacked his Civil Rights record, in a hit piece titled “Stop sending around this photo of Bernie Sanders,” claiming to “debunk” a photo of Sanders at a civil rights sit-in in 1962.

They later walked their claim back with a weak retraction, but the incident clearly hasn’t stopped them from making negative posts that aim to portray him as an incompetent fool.

In the one article on Sanders they’ve recently released that isn’t a total smear piece, the author treats Sanders’ dominance in polls against Donald Trump as if it’s somehow surprising, despite the fact on Sanders has consistently polled well against Trump — better than Hillary Clinton has.

Perhaps this should not be surprising, as The Washington Post is owned by right wing libertarian Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon who is worth approximately $49.8 billion dollars. Despite their seemingly conflicting politics, Amazon was awarded a $16.5 million contract with the State Department during the last year Clinton was acting as Secretary of State.

Amazon also has $600 million in contracts with the CIA, which Sanders said he wanted to abolish in 1974, and still “had a lot of problems with.” In the past, FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) slammed the Washington Post for leaving out the fact that Bezos owns over $1 billion in Uber stock when reporting on the company.

In case you weren’t clear on the Washington Post’s relationship to Jeff Bezos, and his relationship to Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post’s reckless “journalism” clears it up.

 



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