- Feb 26, 2014
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours Comments FeedIn what has to be some kind of record, the Washington Post ran 16 negative stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 hours, between roughly 10:20 PM EST Sunday, March 6, to 3:54 PM EST Monday, March 7—a window that includes the crucial Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan, and the next morning’s spin:
Not going to dig through every article, but the source is right in that most of the headlines do come across sounding negative towards Sanders. My favorite part that actually had me laughing a bit was that a WaPo writer felt the need to come out and prove the paper wasn't being bias to Sanders. I mean why wouldn't the Washington Post be an unbiased source on the Washington Post?!
Shocker: WaPo Investigates Itself for Anti-Sanders Bias, Finds There Was NoneOn Tuesday, FAIR published a straightforward recapping of 16 hours of Washington Post stories that displayed a remarkable run of negative articles about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The FAIR post and a corresponding tweet went viral: retweeted thousands of times, shared on Facebook and Reddit thousands more, and written up in TruthDig, The Young Turks, USUncut and the Daily Caller.
Due to this surge of coverage of our coverage of its coverage (yes, media criticism gets somewhat meta), the Washington Post (3/8/16) decided to respond to our criticism, staffing out the unenviable task to The Fix’s Callum Borchers...
and for reference, Callum Brochers article:
Has The Washington Post been too hard on Bernie Sanders this week?