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Sanders campaign to launch own 'newsletter with scoops'

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign is launching its own newsletter filled with “scoops, insights and news nuggets” about the 2020 election. 

The “Bern Notice” newsletter launch, announced by his campaign on Wednesday,

follows the senator’s recent attacks on mainstream media and its coverage of his presidential campaign....

Sanders said a recent wave of mergers and takeovers meant that "only a few large corporations like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Fox, Disney, Viacom, and CBS control the vast majority of what we see, hear, and read."

"This is outrageous, and a real threat to our democracy," he wrote. "Because in case you haven’t heard, these corporations have an agenda that serves their bottom line."

Sanders, however, distanced himself from President Trump’s frequent “enemy of the people” attack on the media. 

“To me, that is an outrageous remark from a president which has the purpose of undermining American democracy. Because the truth is, a knowledgeable and informed electorate is essential to a working democracy, and the work of journalists in this country and abroad is absolutely critical to our communities and to maintaining a free society,” Sanders said. 

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457458-sanders-campaign-to-launch-own-newsletter-with-scoops

 

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If You're Looking for Evidence of WaPo Media Bias Against Bernie Sanders, Here It Is

Fairness & Accuracy In Media (FAIR) has been following this issue for quite some time, so we're happy to offer the evidence CNN and the Post claim is lacking

"....... We could start with the 16 negative stories the Post ran in 16 hours (FAIR.org, 3/8/16), and follow that up with the four different Sanders-bashing pieces the paper put out in seven hours based on a single think tank study (FAIR.org, 5/11/16). .........

 

The Post editorial page makes no secret of its anti-Sanders position (FAIR.org, 1/28/16, 5/11/16), nor do some of its prominent opinion columnists, like Dana Milbank (FAIR.org, 2/11/16) and Fareed Zakaria (FAIR.org, 9/6/16). .......

Bernie Sanders Keeps Saying His Average Donation Is $27, but His Own Numbers Contradict That”—over a piece that revealed the scandalous deception that the actual number was $27.89 (FAIR.org, 4/24/16).

There’s an underlying dismissal of Sanders as a serious candidate, in both the Post‘s editorializing and its nominally straight reporting, that results in pieces like the ones saying the large crowds Sanders drew to his 2016 campaign rallies “don’t matter much” (FAIR.org, 8/20/15), or the ones accusing him of lacking political “realism” (FAIR.org, 1/30/16). And there’s a clear antipathy at the paper to many of Sanders’ signature policy plans, like Medicare for All (FAIR.org, 3/20/19, 6/25/19)..........

 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/15/if-youre-looking-evidence-wapo-media-bias-against-bernie-sanders-here-it

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Sanders unveils proposal for massive overhaul of criminal justice system

".....The ambitious, nearly 6,000-word proposal seeks to remake the nation’s prisons, police departments, courts, drug laws and treatment of people who have mental illnesses with a full-throated progressive agenda. Sanders’ left-wing allies have argued he has "evolved" in recent years on the issue of criminal justice.

 

The plan calls for banning cash bail, solitary confinement and civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement officials to seize people’s homes and other property even if they are not convicted of a crime. The plan also looks to legalize marijuana and abolish the death penalty, a practice Sanders has long opposed......

 

"If we stand together, we can eliminate private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up," Sanders is expected to say, according to a copy of his planned remarks. "If we stand together, we can end the disastrous War on Drugs.

If we stand together, we can end cash bail. No more keeping people in jail because they’re too poor. If we stand together, we can enact real police department reform and prosecute police brutality." .........

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/18/bernie-sanders-criminal-justice-overhaul-proposal-1466995

 

 

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4 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Sanders unveils proposal for massive overhaul of criminal justice system

".....The ambitious, nearly 6,000-word proposal seeks to remake the nation’s prisons, police departments, courts, drug laws and treatment of people who have mental illnesses with a full-throated progressive agenda. Sanders’ left-wing allies have argued he has "evolved" in recent years on the issue of criminal justice.

 

The plan calls for banning cash bail, solitary confinement and civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement officials to seize people’s homes and other property even if they are not convicted of a crime. The plan also looks to legalize marijuana and abolish the death penalty, a practice Sanders has long opposed......

 

"If we stand together, we can eliminate private prisons and detention centers. No more profiteering from locking people up," Sanders is expected to say, according to a copy of his planned remarks. "If we stand together, we can end the disastrous War on Drugs.

If we stand together, we can end cash bail. No more keeping people in jail because they’re too poor. If we stand together, we can enact real police department reform and prosecute police brutality." .........

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/18/bernie-sanders-criminal-justice-overhaul-proposal-1466995

 

 

the guy is bleeped in the head! what's his plan for the criminals? to let them murder, rape and kill us all?

lets she how generous he is after he gets the **** mugged outta him.

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this is what has gone wrong with the democrat party. too many **** like this guy who think rapists and murderers are somehow an oppressed minority.

they're bleeping sick!

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25 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

the guy is bleeped in the head! what's his plan for the criminals? to let them murder, rape and kill us all?

lets she how generous he is after he gets the **** mugged outta him.

:angry:

this is what has gone wrong with the democrat party. too many **** like this guy who think rapists and murderers are somehow an oppressed minority.

they're bleeping sick!

I guess he is for dylann roof being allowed to vote on death row.

whatta stupid bleep.

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13 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

I guess he is for dylann roof being allowed to vote on death row.

whatta stupid bleep.

Don't worry,  Bernie isn't going to be the Dem nominee.

Instead it is going to be Warren and she will eat Trump for lunch.

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17 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Don't worry,  Bernie isn't going to be the Dem nominee.

Instead it is going to be Warren and she will eat Trump for lunch.

I am hoping for a candidate who can beat Trump and maybe have coat tails long enough to change the Senate majority to Dem.  

However, I do not think Warren is the one.

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2 minutes ago, TheCid said:

I am hoping for a candidate who can beat Trump and maybe have coat tails long enough to change the Senate majority to Dem.  

However, I do not think Warren is the one.

Please remember that any predictions I make are NOT based on my preferences (especially on policy) but just my reading-of-the-tea-leaves as it relates to them winning either the Dem primary or the General.

From what I have seen so far Warren is running the best campaign for the Dem nomination.     This week's  The Economist just had an article on Sanders and Warren and Warren is picking off Sanders supporters that voted for him over Clinton in 2016.

Of course there was bad-news for the Dems in this article as well;   over 25% of Sanders supporters say it is Sanders or nobody else.    Sanders is like a guru for these hardcore folks (many who were never members of the Dem party,  but only 'joined' to vote in primary elections).     While they haven't said they will vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem nominee,  enough of them did in those battleground states in 2016 to help elect Trump.  

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1 minute ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Please remember that any predictions I make are NOT based on my preferences (especially on policy) but just my reading-of-the-tea-leaves as it relates to them winning either the Dem primary or the General.

From what I have seen so far Warren is running the best campaign for the Dem nomination.     This week's  The Economist just had an article on Sanders and Warren and Warren is picking off Sanders supporters that voted for him over Clinton in 2016.

Of course there was bad-news for the Dems in this article as well;   over 25% of Sanders supporters say it is Sanders or nobody else.    Sanders is like a guru for these hardcore folks (many who were never members of the Dem party,  but only 'joined' to vote in primary elections).     While they haven't said they will vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem nominee,  enough of them did in those battleground states in 2016 to help elect Trump.  

This is the problem that got Trump elected.  Not that some voted for Trump, but too many stayed home and didn't vote for Clinton.  Not just Sanders supporters, but far too many others who voted for Obama didn't vote at all.

I think Sanders is done, but he may be able to get a role in the campaign and promise of a job in a Dem administration.  As for Warren, she is running a good campaign, but there are too many problems with many of her policies and plans that will offend the "independent" and moderate voters.

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3 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Please remember that any predictions I make are NOT based on my preferences (especially on policy) but just my reading-of-the-tea-leaves as it relates to them winning either the Dem primary or the General.

From what I have seen so far Warren is running the best campaign for the Dem nomination.     This week's  The Economist just had an article on Sanders and Warren and Warren is picking off Sanders supporters that voted for him over Clinton in 2016.

Of course there was bad-news for the Dems in this article as well;   over 25% of Sanders supporters say it is Sanders or nobody else.    Sanders is like a guru for these hardcore folks (many who were never members of the Dem party,  but only 'joined' to vote in primary elections).     While they haven't said they will vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem nominee,  enough of them did in those battleground states in 2016 to help elect Trump.  

I don't think (and this is my opinion) that Sanders supporters would stay home or not vote democrat in 2020 if he is not the candidate.  I don't think they would want to make the same mistake twice - electing Donald Trump!  No one in the democrat field is as toxic as Hillary Clinton was in 2016 (a lot no fault of her own) so there is not that excuse this time.

I am not including the few wingnut looney tunes who supported Sanders and thought they were getting the same dame by voting Trump.  They were just trolls who wanted to overthrow government with an unconventional candidate.  And that was hardly Bernie's fault.  He did try to campaign for Hillary after all.

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58 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

I don't think (and this is my opinion) that Sanders supporters would stay home or not vote democrat in 2020 if he is not the candidate.  I don't think they would want to make the same mistake twice - electing Donald Trump!  No one in the democrat field is as toxic as Hillary Clinton was in 2016 (a lot no fault of her own) so there is not that excuse this time.

The Economist covered this and it was their opinion that at least 25% are highly likely to stay home or vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem candidate.   As for making the same mistake twice:   the prediction was that they would be MORE likely to do so.    Yea,  MORE likely.    Why?   Because these are hardcore Bernie supporters (again the term 'guru' was used),  anti-establishment  types that really despise the political system.    If their man isn't selected they intentionally want to see 4 more years of someone as disruptive as Trump,  just to F with the establishment and the political system they despise.

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15 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

The Economist covered this and it was their opinion that at least 25% are highly likely to stay home or vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem candidate.   As for making the same mistake twice:   the prediction was that they would be MORE likely to do so.    Yea,  MORE likely.    Why?   Because these are hardcore Bernie supporters (again the term 'guru' was used),  anti-establishment  types that really despise the political system.    If their man isn't selected they intentionally want to see 4 more years of someone as disruptive as Trump,  just to F with the establishment and the political system they despise.

The Sanders people that I met at the caucus seem to be more on the young side. People who are just starting out in life just graduating from college or trade school or just starting in a career.

For these people what goes on now in the next few years in the country is a lot more important than for older people who are established and or retired. So it would really be to their advantage to participate. Because they're going to be living in the society for a lot longer and they're going to be affected by what goes down in the next few years for a long time.

But I know from experience that young people have to make their own mistakes in life to really learn a lesson.LOL

 

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14 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

The Economist covered this and it was their opinion that at least 25% are highly likely to stay home or vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem candidate.   As for making the same mistake twice:   the prediction was that they would be MORE likely to do so.    Yea,  MORE likely.    Why?   Because these are hardcore Bernie supporters (again the term 'guru' was used),  anti-establishment  types that really despise the political system.    If their man isn't selected they intentionally want to see 4 more years of someone as disruptive as Trump,  just to F with the establishment and the political system they despise.

Incredible.  They are after the same disruptive outcome with both candidates but these candidates could not be farther apart.  Trump is an oligarch wanna be and Sanders is a democratic socialist.  These kind of supporters one doesn't need.  They are maroons.

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18 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

The Economist covered this and it was their opinion that at least 25% are highly likely to stay home or vote for Trump if Sanders isn't the Dem candidate.  

I'm still scratching my head over this one, James.  Are these so-called Bernie supporters not even listening to him?  He preaches about the dangers of 4 more years of Donald Trump on a daily basis.  He loathes Donald Trump and everything he stands for.  Only trolls could equate the two.

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23 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

I'm still scratching my head over this one, James.  Are these so-called Bernie supporters not even listening to him?  He preaches about the dangers of 4 more years of Donald Trump on a daily basis.  He loathes Donald Trump and everything he stands for.  Only trolls could equate the two.

Have you forgotten the political trajectory of this site's most outspoken Bernie supporter? They've become perhaps the most dedicated Trump supporter. So it doesn't surprise me to see this about the Bernie supporters. Do I understand it? Not really. As you point out, Sanders and Trump could not be more different in what they hope to achieve or who they are as people (even if Bernie occasionally comes across as rather egotistical, too). And if it's really about "sticking it to the man", then these 25% are just complete dimwitted morons.

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One distinction between people who tend to vote Republican and Democratic voters is that the GOP leaning ones are more astute about elections.  As they demonstrated in 2016, it is more important to them to elect a Republican (ANY Republican) than it is to stay home in protest because their favorite didn't win the primary.

That is why the super dedicated Green Party, Sanders, Warren, etc. supporters can once again put a Republican in the White House in 2021.

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1 hour ago, Bogie56 said:

I'm still scratching my head over this one, James.  Are these so-called Bernie supporters not even listening to him?  He preaches about the dangers of 4 more years of Donald Trump on a daily basis.  He loathes Donald Trump and everything he stands for.  Only trolls could equate the two.

I agree with you.    One area only briefly mentioned was how hard a I-lost-again-Bernie would campaign for the Dem candidate.      But these folks are so jaded and so into Bernie-is-a-guru that I suspect many would believe the Bernie they are seeing saying "you must vote for the DEM,  since 4 more years of Trump can't happen" is either their guru who has been drugged or blackmailed or  is just a hologram! 

 

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2 hours ago, Gershwin fan said:

Barney's supporters are morons. News at Eleven.

Thanks for that compliment.  

And Trump supporters are not?  Look at the two.  One is very genuine, like him or not and the other is a total con and has been all of his f-ing life.

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13 minutes ago, Bogie56 said:

Thanks for that compliment.  

And Trump supporters are not?  Look at the two.  One is very genuine, like him or not and the other is a total con and has been all of his f-ing life.

trump supporters know what they like and he's giving them what they want.

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15 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

I agree with you.    One area only briefly mentioned was how hard a I-lost-again-Bernie would campaign for the Dem candidate.      But these folks are so jaded and so into Bernie-is-a-guru that I suspect many would believe the Bernie they are seeing saying "you must vote for the DEM,  since 4 more years of Trump can't happen" is either their guru who has been drugged or blackmailed or  is just a hologram! 

 

Sanders came out and campaigned for Hillary Clinton to some degree after the nomination.  He told his supporters to vote for Clinton.  To a large degree they didn't.  The problem with some supporters of one candidate or another is that for them it is that person or they don't care to vote at all.

This is especially true for the Bernie people.

If the people who voted for Sanders in the primaries had all voted for Hillary, we wouldn't be having this conversation because Trump would not be president.

American politics is like no other in the world.

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