At The American Spectator, David Catron details the spreading civil war on the left, between the hard left backing Bernie Sanders, and the establishment left, most visible in the DNC and its presumed media-arm, CNN.
After detailing a number of CNN’s biased behaviors, Catron explains that the DNC and the media establishment are terrified of Sanders because they know President Trump “would like nothing better than to run against an unrepentant socialist.”
He writes (abridged):
The Left’s reaction to CNN’s hostility toward Sen. Bernie Sanders during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate inevitably evokes that classic Casablanca scene in which Renault indignantly declares, “I’m shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in here!” Renault isn’t actually surprised, of course. He’s smart enough to know exactly what’s been happening at Rick’s.
The same cannot be said for Sanders supporters and what’s been going on at CNN. They credulously watched for three years as its “journalists” accused President Trump, without a scrap of evidence, of colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 election and still believed the cable network was in the news business.
Consequently, when the CNN moderators gave Sanders the Trump treatment, the outraged ululations of the Left could be heard from sea to shining sea. Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi tweeted, “This is an unusually vile performance by CNN.”
The Nation’s Elie Mystal raged, “Jesus Christ I hate these biased questions from the moderators.”
The last time Sanders ran for president, CNN commentator Donna Brazile gave Hillary Clinton advance copies of debate questions during the Democratic primary.
It was CNN’s Candy Crowley who jumped in to back up erstwhile President Barack Obama on a brazen lie about Benghazi during a debate with Mitt Romney.
If it isn’t obvious, the DNC is terrified of Sanders.
They know he doesn’t have a prayer of beating Trump and that the latter would like nothing better than to run against an unrepentant socialist.
The problem is that Sanders is doing better than expected in the polls, particularly in Iowa and New Hampshire. If he beats Biden in either or both of those contests, his chances of winning the Democratic presidential nomination will rise dramatically.
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