Biden-Sanders Debate To Air, Stream Sunday

The first one-on-one debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will carry on without a live audience tonight at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International and Univision. It will also be streamed without authentication on and its apps, as well as Univision’s digital properties and CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash and Univision’s Illa Calderon will moderate.


What Sanders Gets Right About The Media

The senator’s sweeping critique of coverage has more merit than we in the media like to admit.


Bernie Sanders To Do Fox News Town Hall

Bernie Sanders will headline a Fox News town hall on Monday in Detroit, on the eve of the Democratic primary in the state. This will be Sanders’ second town hall this cycle with the news outlet. Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will moderate the event, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Matthews Apologizes For Nazi Analogy To Sanders Victory

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews apologized Monday to Bernie Sanders for comparing the Democratic senator’s win in the Nevada caucus to the Nazi takeover of France. Matthews’ self-described “bad” analogy deepened the discontent that the presidential candidate and his supporters have been feeling lately toward the cable network, one that is usually friendly […]

Why Bernie’s Team Has Had It With MSNBC

The liberal cable network’s talk of “digital brown shirts” and Fidel Castro admiration has Sandersworld seeing red. The blowback is classic Sanders-campaign ref-working — and a sign of a deepening Democratic divide.


Sanders Tells The Media To Go To Hell

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ reversal on releasing his medical records follows Donald Trump’s precedent on obfuscation.

CNN Draws Fire For Debate Question That Ignores Denial

A debate moderator’s question that appeared to dismiss his denial of a story that he had told rival Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t win the presidential election was making news following this week’s Democratic debate.

4 Dem Candidates Push NBC On Eve Of Debate

Citing harassment allegations at the network, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren urged its parent, Comcast, to conduct an independent review.


Sanders: Break Up Big Cos. Like Disney/Fox

Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has come out with his plan to “end corporate corruption and greed” and it would include potentially unwinding mergers approved under the Trump Administration. Among the companies Sanders singled out: “Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox has created a conglomerate that controls media in sports, in movie theaters, and on television,” he said.

Sanders Wants To Ban TV Ads In Primary Debates

Sen. Bernie Sanders has said that if he is elected President, he will ban advertising in televised primary debates. That came in a plan released today to get money out of politics. That release came a couple of days after Sanders was released from the hospital after surgery to put stints in a blocked artery.

Sanders Buying $1.3M Of TV Time In Iowa

Bernie Sanders released his first paid TV ad of the 2020 presidential campaign Tuesday (Oct. 1) and the campaign said it would be spending $1.3 million on TV buys in Iowa, home of the important Iowa Caucus, for the spot.

Bernie Sanders Makes His Own Media

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has at least one thing in common with President Trump: the feeling he’s treated unfairly by the “elite” media. So Sanders has been increasingly turning to his own in-house livestreamed show that appears on Twitch, along with a number of other platforms. Sanders also has a sleekly produced podcast, Feel the Bern.

Dem Hopefuls Take Aim At Sinclair RSN Deal

A trio of Democratic Senators/presidential candidates — Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders — has asked both the FCC and Justice Department to take a hard look at Sinclair’s purchase of Disney’s (formerly Fox’s) 21 regional sports networks (RSNs), saying they are worried both about Sinclaircombining the RSNs with its TV stations to raise the price of carriage for the latter, and about the “danger” of Sinclair’s “partisan political” programming getting a wider audience.

Trump Jabs Fox News Over Sanders

Sanders Takes On Fox, Emerges Triumphant

The Democratic front-runner ventured where his rivals haven’t dared, and notched an hour of positive publicity.

Media Matters President Knocks Bernie Sanders For Timing Of Fox News Town Hall

Bernie Sanders To Appear In Fox News Town Hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says Bernie Sanders will appear on the network for a town hall event on April 15, the first Democrat to venture onto Fox for this type of an event in the current presidential campaign cycle. Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-anchor the town hall, which will be […]

Sanders Ad Buys Fall As Campaign End Nears

Over the past few weeks, Sanders has diminished his presence on TV. From June 3 to 12, Bernie Sanders For President ran 560 TV ads in the top 60 DMAs, according to Media Monitors. This is compared to a much more robust 7,060 spots run between April 8 and April 17 in the same DMAs.

Trump Backs Out Of Bernie Debate

Nets Interested in A Trump-Sanders Debate

ABC, CBS and Fox News have expressed interest in hosting a debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.

Trump, Sanders Toss Around Idea Of Debate

That possibility surfaced Wednesday, even if in a jocular tone, in an indirect exchange between the Republican billionaire real estate mogul and the senator who Hillary Clinton hasn’t been able to bump from the Democratic presidential sweepstakes.

Sanders Fans File Media Bias Claims At FCC

Bernie Sanders supporters have hounded federal regulators with allegations about bias in the media, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. A review of about 850 complaints to the FCC about the three major cable news networks throughout the campaign season found that one of the most popular objections came against CNN in the days after the first Democratic debate last October.

CBS News Lands Sanders As WHCA Dinner Guest

Sanders TV-R Campaign Spend Hits $68.5M

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ broadcast expenditures top those of competitor Hillary Clinton, who has spent $52.5 million. That said, the amount spent on TV and radio by pro-Hillary PACs and advocacy groups ($64.7 million) far outpaces the amount spent on TV and radio by pro-Bernie PACs and advocacy groups ($471,539).

Sanders To Appear On ‘SNL’ with Larry David

Sanders Campaign Releases First TV Ad

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign released its first television ad on Sunday as part of a $2 million voter outreach effort in Iowa and New Hampshire. The minute-long spot, heavy on his biography and some of his policies, tells viewers the Vermont senator is the son of a Polish immigrant, spent his youth in a Brooklyn tenement and attended public schools before being elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont.

Sanders To Appear On ‘Ellen’ Following Debate

Is Media Biased Against Bernie Sanders?


FCC Rule Change Would Help Big Media

A cornerstone of American democracy is a free and open press providing diverse viewpoints. In America today, however, a trend toward corporate media consolidation is drowning diverse opinions and eliminating local control. In 1983, 90% of the American media was owned by 50 companies. Today, 90% is controlled by just six corporations. And the FCC may be on the verge of making a bad situation worse. It is considering a rule change that would clear the way for even more media consolidation. All Americans should be deeply concerned.

Senator Wants FCC To Block Comcast-NBCU

Virginia’s Bernie Sanders says the new conglomerate would cause “irreparable damage to the American media landscape and ultimately to society as a whole.”