Underdog political candidates often claim they are ignored by the mainstream media; and the Bernie Sanders’ campaign is no exception. His supporters are complaining that despite his string of primary election wins over Hillary Clinton, the media is not giving him the coverage he is due.
I don’t put much stock in conspiracy theories, but after his resounding win in Tuesday’s primary election in Wisconsin where Sanders won by 14 percentage points and beat Clinton in 71 out of its 72 counties, I expected to see a bit more than a single sentence of coverage in the New York Times the next day. This front page article on the election results was 40 column inches long, but Bernie’s coverage was only 1/2 inch. Maybe his supports have a point.
Take a look…
#BernieBlackout may have point: He won every county but one in WI but got only 1/2 inch of 40 inch column in NYTimes pic.twitter.com/c3j944gblY
— Richard Sullivan (@TheMainDrift) April 7, 2016
“If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it really make a sound?”
Apparently not if it falls in Wisconsin:-)