Saturday, September 07, 2019
These candidates occupy much different poll positions and have wildly different approaches, styles and philosophies.
Yang, the cheerful prophet of doom; Williamson, the spiritual healer; Gabbard, the teller of hard-truths about American imperialism; and Sanders, well, he's just Bernie.
But they have something important in common: they don't fit the mold. They aren't in the club. They defy the rules.
When you are a threat to the political establishment, you are inherently a threat to the careers of journalists who rely on access to that political establishment. There may not be an edict coming down from on high to "destroy" those candidates who threaten the system, but there are natural defense mechanisms that kick in.
Candidates who don't conform may be exactly what the country needs, but they are precisely what the media scorns.
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