For John, BLUF: It is getting ugly on the Democrat side. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the computer of Mr Josh Feldman, of Mediaite, we have "McCaskill: Bernie Sanders Too ‘Extreme,’ Media Giving Him a Pass on Socialist Views"
Of all the Democratic candidates not named Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders has the best polling numbers. He’s drawing big crowds and is viewed by many liberals as the strong left-wing alternative to a more centrist Clinton.When I think of Morning Joe, I think of a show that represents the right edge of the MSNBC Range. When I think of Senator Claire McCaskill I think of someone who is more likely to be a Scoop Jackson Democrat, she being from fly over country. So how does Mediaiteplay in this? I would assume Mediaite is left of center, but it seems to back Senator McCaskill and Ms Clinton.
Well, today on Morning Joe, Senator Claire McCaskill went to bat for Clinton by taking lots of shots at Sanders.
“The media is giving Bernie a pass right now,” she said. “I very rarely read in any coverage of Bernie that he’s a socialist.”
It does appear Senator McCaskill seems to think that Senator Sanders is the second coming of Vice President Henry A Wallace.
Senator McCaskill may think Senator Sanders is getting a pass from the media, but then so is Ms Clinton. For example, when was the last time you heard about Professor Angela Davis saying that Senator Clinton's heroine, Ms Margaret Sanger, was out to eliminate the Black Race via birth control.♠
Hat tip to Memeorandum.
Regards — Cliff
♠ In fairness, some may read Ms Sanger as wanting to avoid the public view that she was into racial extermination. And, in her day, eugenics was settled science.