“ You have drawn the completely arbitrary line of making their own campaign ads” They didn’t hack any voting machines, didn’t issue pamphlets against him, never put out any newspaper or TV or online ads, and the primary coverage he got was overwhelmingly positive. https://shorensteincenter.org/pre-primary-news-coverage-2016-trump-clinton-sanders/
It was HILLARY it was who got the most negative coverage. And sure, Bernie didn’t get as MUCH coverage, but that’s because he was
- An independent from Vermont and not a real Democrat
- Barely known in the political world at all since he rarely made a splash in the news at all
- Didn’t have the name recognition of Trump or Clinton
- Was boring. Folks like Stein and Johnson got attention by saying and doing stupid, ridiculous stuff. And when they DID get attention drawn to them, they crashed and bombed, like Stein foolishly not understanding how the economy was saved, Johnson pulling a Perry by dumbly not getting what the Department of Transportation and others did…
So no, it wasn’t a big collusion plan by the DNC and MSM to black Bernie out. There was none of that. They just thought Bernie was an unknown, boring, and wouldn’t draw ratings like tearing down Hillary would and giving attention to the bombastic Trump would. That’s not “rigging”.