The media did it again. Instead of covering the stories of the day – you know, reporting the news – they are becoming the story.
When they should have been covering the rage brewing in Baltimore last weekend, they were instead too busy in the nation’s biggest circle jerk ever, feting themselves at the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
Jon Stewart jumped all over CNN, as well he should have.
Larry Wilmore got into the media shaming act too.
Today on the show, it was Joel Silberman‘s turn to call the media out for the shameful way they “covered” the story of the death of Freddie Gray.
I also asked Joel if my skin was too thin on behalf of Bernie Sanders. Last week, I recoiled at Jon Stewart’s making fun of Bernie’s appearance. Today, it was a David Letterman Top 10 List at Sanders’ expense.
Joel, a media strategist, suggested a sort of middle ground. Bernie does need to make a few concessions to campaigning (perhaps a stylist and
a Joel Silberman), and he must begin embracing the qualities that others feel compelled to mock.
Either way, Bernie Sanders‘ campaign seems to be taking off.
Just moments after he jumped into the race, a new group was formed to help us organize around him. People for Bernie is up and running – on Facebook and Twitter too! . Winnie Wong of People for Bernie joined me this morning to talk about their efforts to help propel Sen. Sanders into the White House!
Tomorrow, it’s the return of the Gliberal Goddesses and whatever else the day brings, radio or not!