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Opinion: Corporate media is a threat to democracy

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If you’ve been following the democratic primaries so far then you know that before Super Tuesday – Bernie Sanders was leading with Joe Biden in second.

However, Biden has recently picked up many endorsements from former democratic rivals in the primary. Some have labeled this an attempt by the democratic establishment to consolidate votes behind a single candidate in Biden, in order to compete with Sanders more effectively.

I am a registered member of the democratic party, and I am firm in my support of Sanders.

Depending on how Super Tuesday goes, it will be increasingly difficult not to buy into the theories and rumors that state the same thing: the DNC does not like Sanders. At all.

I have seen a number of trending topics on Twitter such as #CNNisTrash and #BoycottMSNBC after some viewed their coverage of Sanders as biased or misleading. It’s become difficult to believe in the democratic process of the U.S. after seeing some of this play out on national news networks.

So, who’s to blame? I have been pushed further and further toward accepting the statement, “corporate media is a threat to democracy,” as a truth after seeing how corporate media has treated Sanders.

With the risk of being labeled as a conspiracy theorist, I will go ahead and blatantly state that yes, corporate media is a threat to democracy.

It was a threat when corporations were granted the same rights as a human being, and it’s even more so of a threat today. I believe Sanders represents a rare opportunity to make changes in the U.S. for the better. The fact that Sanders, at the time this article was written, was leading in delegates, but is still treated as an “existential threat” to the DNC, is alarming, and should be enough evidence of corruption.

I personally will vote for whoever the democratic nominee ends up being, but for me, if it’s anyone expect Sanders, it will feel like a hollow vote. It will feel like I’m voting for corporations, and nothing will change.

Edited by Diana Martinez-Ponce, Jason Morrison, Wesley Tabor

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