Trump isn’t the only one to take issue with Jeff Bezo’s Washington Post. Bernie Sanders is now accusing them of bad coverage of his campaign because he’s been attacking Amazon:
FOX NEWS – “I talk about (Amazon’s taxes) all of the time,” Sanders said Monday evening in Wolfeboro, N.H., his first stop in a two-day swing through the state that holds the first presidential primary in the race for the White House. “And then I wonder why The Washington Post, which is owned by Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, doesn’t write particularly good articles about me. I don’t know why.”
Later in the evening, at a second campaign event in North Conway, Sanders said that “we have pointed out over and over again that Amazon made $10 billion in profits last year. You know how much they paid in taxes? You got it, zero! Any wonder why The Washington Post is not one of my great supporters, I wonder why?”
Sanders didn’t give any specific examples of what he considered unfair coverage by the Washington Post.
Bernie is clearly using a Trump tactic to go after the Washington Post.
And they are responding, accusing Bernie of a conspiracy theory:
The executive editor of the Post responded to Sanders’ jabs late Monday night.
“Sen. Sanders is a member of a large club of politicians — of every ideology — who complain about their coverage,” Marty Baron said in a statement. “Contrary to the conspiracy theory the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors can attest.”
Sanders has also gone after the New York Times and others:
Sanders also took aim at another major newspaper with national reach, arguing at the North Conway event that “New York Times not much better” than the Washington Post when it comes to coverage of his presidential campaign.
Sanders’ multiple jabs at media outlets came hours after top advisers of his presidential campaign pushed back against what they call a faulty narrative in the media that the senator’s White House bid is slipping.
“While you may not know it from recent media coverage, Bernie Sanders is on a positive trajectory in his campaign for president as evidenced by multiple data points,” the campaign argued in a memo released Monday morning.
And, in a conference call with reporters, senior adviser Jeff Weaver specifically took aim at recent reports by CNN, MSNBC, and The Washington Post.
I wonder how long it will be before Bernie starts calling them all ‘fake news’? LOL!