Sanders Campaign Manager Admits: Fox News “Fairer” Than MSNBC
Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, slammed MSNBC in an interview with Vanity Fair, calling out the mainstream media network’s bias in a manner that some might expect to hear from a conservative Republican.
Shakir even admitted that Fox News is “more fair than MSNBC.”
The network has generally adopted an editorial stance in opposition to Sanders, refusing to admit that the Vermont democratic socialist is a front-runner for the Democratic nomination after winning the New Hampshire primary.
According to Shakir, MSNBC exhibits a prejudice against Sanders supporters that doesn’t appear entirely unlike the editorial stances mainstream media entities like CNN adopt towards conservative Trump supporters.
“You can feel the disdain they have for Bernie Sanders’s supporters. It’s a condescending attitude: ‘Oh, they must not be that intelligent. They’re being deluded. They’re being conned. They’re all crazy Twitter bots.’ My view is that there’s a bit of detachment from MSNBC and the people who this campaign gets support from. It feels like they’re covering progressives from an elitist perspective.”
Shakir claims to have approached the President of MSNBC, Phil Griffin, seeking to confront him on the topic of slanted coverage from the channel regarding the Sanders campaign.
Sanders generally has proven more willing to appear on Fox News than other Democrats have, even doing a town hall event with the right-of-center news network.
One could hope that the Sanders campaign’s experience with the dishonesty of mainstream media networks like MSNBC and CNN could lead them to understand what the concept of fake news really means. But conservatives should hold their breath until well after the 2020 to see if they’ve learned their lesson.