Washington Post editor attacks Bernie Sanders conspiracy theory

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Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron bashed Sen. Bernie Sanders for pushing a “conspiracy theory” that the paper’s news coverage is influenced by its owner, Amazon chief Jeff Bezos.

“Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians — of every ideology — who complain about their coverage,” Baron said in a statement. “Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.”

Sanders spoke Monday on the presidential campaign trail in Wolfeboro, N.H., about how Amazon paid no money in taxes last year.

“I talk about that all of the time,” Sanders continued. “And then I wonder why The Washington Post — which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon — doesn’t write particularly good articles about me. I don’t know why. But I guess maybe there’s a connection. Maybe we helped raise the minimum wage at Amazon to 15 bucks an hour.”

Sanders has long accused the “corporate media” of putting the interests of the elite above those of the majority of Americans. But Sanders’ swipe on Monday went a step beyond his usual media critique in suggesting a news organization covered him unfairly because of its owner. His comments echoed those of President Donald Trump, who has blamed Bezos for unflattering coverage in the paper, calling the Post “the Amazon Washington Post” in tweets.

Washington Post editor attacks Bernie Sanders’ ‘conspiracy theory’
 
Jun 2014
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Spouting conspiracy theories probably helps Bernie with his base -- especially in the Vermont and New Hampshire region.
 
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Maybe... In New England.

How many electoral votes does that amount to? Seven?
He led a lot of his followers down a bad path in 2016 and could again. They may not be big in numbers but we saw in 2016 it doesnt take much. His campain has already said he wants a contested convention in 2020.
 
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Good Lord, but I cannot stand that man. The only time I want to hear from him is when Colbert is mocking him.

If he could read the writing on the wall, it would be exactly what the Prophet Daniel saw on Nebuchadnezzar's wall ...

You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.

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