Mr. Filler seems to have very little understanding of how mass media works and who it serves.
While the “if it bleeds, it leads” euphemism has some veracity, essentially, a corporately-owned mass media mostly serves its own interests.
Bernie Sanders threatens the nation’s financial status quo. That’s the LAST thing that this Group will tolerate.
The very wealthy spent several decades funding political figures, think tanks, platforms, and media venues; and through these channels, they gradually were able to chip away at The New Deal and its underlying philosophy.
Mr. Sanders is a champion of the New Deal Ethos, however amended to modern times.
I’m surprised he’s gotten as much media time as he has; and as FAIR documents, it’s less than 1% of what Trump gets.
Trump isn’t just exciting or a natural celebrity figure capable of drawing a crowd. He speaks to the same demographic that the well-funded Talking Heads of Right Wing Radio do: angry white guys.
These angry white guys have come to the mostly false conclusion that government is the problem. They think that guns make them strong, manly, and invincible. They resent the progress made by Black citizens, Latinos, and women. Most are programmed by sports into viewing the world through a “team” prism, and this prism tells them that Americans/Christians are “good,” and Muslims/Middle Eastern citizens are “bad.”
The corporate media caters to this ilk because this same group does all of the following:
- Fill the ranks of the military
- Maintain enough domestic breakouts of violence to “justify” a domestic “terrorism” (formerly officers of the peace) force
- Vote in favor of Big Business (disguised as “lower taxes”)
- Question global warming
- March lockstep with a top-down father knows best authoritarian ideology
In short, this group makes fascism possible.