There is a useful article over on the Common Dreams site this month, Why So Many Journalists Are Clueless About the Bernie 2020 Campaign, by Norman Solomon. In it, Solomon argues that mainstream journalists continue to misunderstand, and vastly underestimate, Bernie Sanders’ campaign because they are focused on the Democratic Party establishment and the American political elites. For them, Bernie remains at best a fluke, and at worst a joke, whose followers will (doubtlessly) fall into line and vote the way they’re told once push comes to shove.
Of course, the whole point of Sanders’ campaign, and the reason he has so many supporters, is that the American voters aren’t quite so eager any more to do what they’re told, even by Elites Who Know Best.
You have to wonder what will finally crack through the mainsteam media’s smug complacency and self-assurance. Maybe a President Sanders?
But, then, the same people assured one another that a President Trump was impossible. And they haven’t changed their minds much…even as the Orange Ogre presides over the White House.