What if bernie starts to dominate?

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  1. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt

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    What happens in the media if the D nomination is over by the end of March, with Bernie's numbers continuing to climb?

    What if the trends of New Hampshire hold, and bernie is winning 81% 18-29 year olds, 73% of Independents, 55% of women, and 91% of voters that voted based on being trustworthy?

    Would the media treat Bernie like a rock star, like obama, or do you think he would be treated differently for some reason?
     
  2. NelmarksGhost

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    They would give him the Justice Ginsburg treatment. Basically he gets a free pass on most social responsibilities. Sleep in important meeting, no problem. Drink on the job, he's earned it.
     
  3. VivaRevolution

    VivaRevolution Whoopin' Belt

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    Are you saying bernie sanders is old?

    Don't tell me he is Jewish too?

    YUUUGE if true.

    ;)
     
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  4. Jack V Savage

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    If he started to take over the race, he'd be treated like any other likely primary winner. ???
     
  5. frandie2b

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    If Bernie wins the Dem nomination, and anybody but Trump wins the Repub nom, the media will probably do its best to bury him. Up until now, he's been treated largely as a novelty, but if things start to get serious, that tune could change pretty quick.
     
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  7. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    So is it that you guys think that reporters/editors/producers/etc. would conspire to "bury" Sanders if he started to become more popular?
     
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    Not a CT. More just the case of Bernie not being mainstream enough; he will simply be an easier target than anyone but Trump. And I have a hard time seeing the media, on a large scale, not going after a guy who's not representing any corporate interests.
     
  9. Jack V Savage

    Jack V Savage Secretary of Keepin' It Real/Nicest Guy on Sherdog

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    You're saying that the media will all get together to "go after" a guy because he alone apparently is "not representing any corporate interests." Does that really sound sane to you?
     
  10. ehtheist

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    Yes. Yes it does.
     
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    You're straw-manning this, I think you know it. In the hypothetical event, it would not be some conspiracy, where members of the media got together and collectively decided to go after Bernie. It would be a general trend, where the easiest target would be more likely to be protrayed in a questionable/negative/foolish light. Bernie would be relatively easy target, due to being the most anti-status quo candidate, and not having any wealthy/powerful backers to deter such attacks on him. Besides which, it's the norm for anybody even remotely left(read: actual left, not Hildog-centrist-"left") to be vilified by the supposed liberal media.
     
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  12. SMEAC

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  13. GearSolidMetal

    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    Somehow, someway, he's going to get screwed by Hillary and the DNC.

    Count on it.
     
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    These days some aunts do have dicks. We are in an age of possibilities, my friend!
     
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  15. Gervinho

    Gervinho Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Bernie is a socialist. That tag alone means there is zero chance he can become president. The corporations will destroy him and most Americans are already ignorant. You can go around ask 100 people in the streets whats a socialist and i would be surprised if 10 actually know what it is
     
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    More or less this. Although, I'll add that labeling Bernie a socialist(whether or not he actually labels himself one), is only a half-truth. Bernie is as much of a capitalist as he is a socialist. He is only socialist relative to the norm in the most capitalist, corporate-friendly nation, among all post-industrial nations.
     
  17. Jack V Savage

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    By repeating exactly what you said verbatim. ???

    Again, how does this make sense to you? The model I'm now gathering that you're working on is the media are a bunch of bullies who need to target someone and will pick the one they can most effectively succeed at ruining.

    I've said before that the MSM media can be thought of as the big city media, and they tend to reflect the views of educated, affluent urban dwellers. Someone conservative on economic issues (well to the right of Clinton, FYI) and somewhat liberal on social issues (non-religious, accepting of diversity, etc.). And there are candidates who they like and who they don't, which is mostly based on how they're treated by those candidates. But the idea that if some candidate rises in the polls, he's going to start getting attacked because he doesn't "represent corporate interests" (a meaningless phrase, pretty much) is just silly, and I think you know that.

    The pattern that we usually see is that as an underdog candidate rises in the polls, he gets a period of fawning coverage followed by increased scrutiny into his past. If there's anything there (see Herman Cain), it dominates the story, and you often have a crash and burn situation. If not (see Obama), they move into the regular frontrunner type coverage.
     
  18. GearSolidMetal

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    Fixed.
     
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    They'd be drumming up any rumors they could about Biden or Gore or whoever getting into the race, they want conflict and drama
     
  20. spamking

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    Sorry if already posted . . . found this a little interesting . . .

     
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