Why is MSNBC's Chris Matthews, and apparently the entire corporate media apparatus, colluding to coronate Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee on June 7th, even though there is no way for her to win the necessary 2383 pledged delegates for victory?
They're not just the begging lapdogs I thought they were. Instead, corporate media players, perhaps to protect their fiefdoms, are trying to become de facto King (or Queen) makers.
We all know about the $2 Billion in free coverage the corporate media has given to Master Media Manipulator Donald Trump (but not to other candidates,) and Trump is correct in saying that he is doing the networks a favor by raising their ratings. Could unbalanced media coverage have helped Trump win enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination? Ya think?
Said Matthews, "I'm told by the experts on numbers around here at NBC and elsewhere that come June 7, the day of the California primary" that at 8 o'clock that night, Eastern time, the networks will be prepared, including this one, to announce that Hillary Clinton has now gotten over the top, that she will have won the nomination in numbers, it's done."
Except it is not done, it won't be done until after the Democratic Convention July 25-28, and Matthews and the rest of the corporate media knows it.
They also know that Bernie Sanders has rightly been calling out the corporate media for years, and that he is the only candidate in the field who would put teeth into public interest obligations.
#RespectTheVote, Chris Matthews and other corporate media warlords. And #RespectRealReporting as well.