As Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to hit back at corporate-owned media outlets for what he and others have characterized as slanted and unfair coverage of his 2020 White House bid, the senator’s presidential campaign on Wednesday launched a newsletter aimed at providing “scoops, insights, and news nuggets about the election” that are neglected or ignored in the mainstream.
“We are launching Bern Notice—the Bernie 2020 campaign’s digital newsletter,” Sanders speechwriter David Sirota wrote on the newsletter’s website. “Whether you are a journalist, an activist, or a news junkie, this newsletter will have all sorts of goodies.”
“The elite corporate media promoted the lies that led to the Iraq War and ignored the truth about Wall St. fraud that led to the financial crisis,” Sirota added on Twitter. “Bernie Sanders is not wrong to distrust an elite media culture that helped create those disasters that ruined so many people’s lives.”
The campaign newsletter will build on Sanders’ existing alternative media apparatus, which includes the Hear the Bern podcast and the senator’s channel on the gaming website Twitch. The Vermont senator also has the largest Twitter and Facebook followings of any 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and he has used these platforms to stream speeches and events outside of corporate networks.
“We’ve said from the start that we will have to take on virtually the entire media establishment in this campaign, and so far that has proven to be true,” Sanders tweeted on Wednesday. “Ok. Fine. We are ready.”
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