"Clearly, the more Americans hear Bernie Sanders, the more they like what they are hearing: personal integrity, commitment to an egalitarian democracy, and some profound truth-telling about the nature of American politics."
The above statement is precisely why Mr. Sanders is NOT heard from.... much.
Here again are the statistics:
"The three major news networks gave Donald Trump 284 minutes of coverage from January 1, 2015 through November, as compared to 10 minutes for Bernie Sanders. The disparity on ABC World News Tonight was even more staggering: 81 minutes for Trump, less than 20 seconds for Sanders!"
Is anyone surprised that the New York Times--the paper that did so much to build a FALSE case for war against Iraq (to the great profit and pleasure of the M.I.C) would downplay Sanders in order to ensure war-hawk Mrs. Clinton the American throne?
Only the illusion of choice will be tolerated. Any genuine threat to the existing status quo that privileges the 1% so greatly over everyone (and every living thing) else will be treated with... accordingly.
And based on these logistics, the forum's faux Leftists still insist that we must support the Green Party and/or Jill Stein.
No longer does their stance that Mr. Sanders is just another Hillary-lite corporate shill hold water. For IF that were so, this level of seeking to denigrate, render invisible or irrelevant (aimed at Sanders by the media message shapers) would not be the case.