Campaign Manager for Sanders: Fox News More Fair to Bernie Than MSNBC
Bernie Sanders came really close to winning the Democratic nomination in 2016. Many wonder what would have happened if it was the Vermont senator took on Donald Trump. Those people might get their wish if Sanders keeps winning primaries.
Not all Democrats have gotten behind Sanders and his momentum. And MSNBC, often considered a left-leaning network, has also been accused of selling the senator short. During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir said that even Fox News treats the candidate better than MSNBC.
The campaign chief said in an interview, “Fox is often yelling about Bernie Sanders’s socialism, but they’re still giving our campaign the opportunity to make our case in a fair manner, unlike MSNBC, which has credibility with the left and is constantly undermining the Bernie Sanders campaign.”
Shakir also felt that the network is unfair to Sanders’ fans. “You can feel the disdain they have for Bernie Sanders’s supporters,” he continued. “Oh, they must not be that intelligent. They’re being deluded. They’re being conned. They’re all crazy Twitter bots.”
The candidate’s adviser then told Vanity Fair, “My view is that there’s a bit of detachment from MSNBC and the people who this campaign gets support from. It feels like they’re covering progressives from an elitist perspective.”
Bernie Sanders is coming off big success in Iowa and New Hampshire and hopes to keep the momentum going this week in Nevada.