After it had been revealed that Bernie Sanders has gotten 1/30th of the coverage that Donald Trump has received on the network news, the Sanders campaign issued a statement calling on the corporate news to give Sanders the same coverage as other candidates. The explanation is that Sanders is a threat to the billionaires and corporations who own the networks. The corporate press has convinced itself that America is a conservative nation that has no interest in liberal politics, and that voters are too stupid to care about the issues. Both of these self-serving fallacies allow the corporate press to treat news like entertainment while devoting most of their political airtime to politicians who will serve their pro-corporate agenda.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.