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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Tell the Networks- Cover Bernie
We all knew that the corporate media wouldn't give Bernie a fair shake. The classic quote is "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". But we had no idea the numbers would be this ridiculously unfair.
On evening news programs this year, Trump's insane ramblings garnered 234 minutes. Bernie? 10 minutes. That's not a typo. 234 to 10!
So it's time for all of us Bernie supporters to lend our voices to the fight. The good news is it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. See the multiple means for contacting ABC, CBS, and NBC's evening news programs below. That's where we'll start.
Now, let's get to work. Find east-to-use contact links below. Use them and let us know what you've done, by reporting to firstname.lastname@example.org. Explain that basic journalistic principles require that they report on Bernie fairly and comprehensively.
You can mention that Bernie has more supporters than Trump according to the consensus numbers from national opinion polls, attendance at rallies, and total number of donors.
Or that he is far ahead of where then-Senator Obama was in both the polls and total fundraising at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Or that Bernie received endorsements from unions and grassroots advocacy organizations including the Communications Workers of America, Democracy for America, National Nurses United, and the Working Families Party.
As well as from celebrities like comics Seth MacFarlane, Sarah Silverman, Carl Reiner, George Lopez, and Will Farrell.
Also, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, actor Jeremy Piven, UFC’s Ronda Rousey, scholar and civil rights activist Cornell West, the makers of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, and of course Progressive Democrats of America.
Or that he earned his 2 millionth donation yesterday. Or anything else that confirms that Bernie is a serious contender worthy of media attention.
Please Note: Speak from the heart, but do not insult the people answering the phones. The travesty of unbalanced coverage is not their policy and not their fault Also, we'll get much better results with honey than with vinegar.
Let them know you're concerned about the crazy lopsided coverage itself. Don't call them "corporate media whores" etc. If you need to share a negative comment, keep that focused on Trump, and include a very positive statement about Bernie. And most importantly, be brief and to the point.
Contact These Outlets Now:
ABC World News Tonight
Email | Twitter: @wntonight Anchor David Muir @DavidMuir | Facebook
CBS Evening News
Phone New York: 212-975-3691
Twitter: @CBSEveningNews | Facebook
NBC Evening News
Phone: New York 212-975-4321
Twitter: @nbc | Facebook
For a more detailed analysis on the outrageous media coverage numbers, see this article.
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