If you watch MSNBC, for the most part, Bernie is an afterthought, Warren is too left, and Buttigieg and Klobuchar are the ascendant stars. Now, this from the derelict LA Times.
Bad reporting has a way of allowing the creation of false narratives. Common Dreams reported the LA Times aberration as follows.
Bernie Sanders Tops New California Poll—But You Wouldn’t Have Known It By Reading This LA Times Headline
In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”
A new poll released Thursday found that Sen. Bernie Sanders is leading the 2020 Democratic presidential field in California—but you wouldn’t have known it by reading the Los Angeles Times‘ original headline on the survey, which mentioned Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden, but not the senator from Vermont.
“Warren and Biden lose ground in California’s shifting 2020 Democratic race,” read the newspaper’s initial headline which, in the face of backlash, was later changed to, “Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California’s shifting 2020 Democratic race.”
While the Times changed its headline, it did not alter the body of the story, which doesn’t mention Sanders until the third paragraph.
“The Democratic presidential contest in California remains extremely fluid—but not enough, at least so far, to provide an opening for Michael Bloomberg,” reads the story’s lede paragraph.
The poll, conducted for the Times by the U.C. Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, found that Sanders is leading the California presidential primary race at 24% support and has gained 5% since September.
Warren polled in second place at 22% (down 7% since September), Biden in third at 14% (down 6% since September), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg in fourth at 12% (up 6% since September). The survey’s margin of error is plus or minus 4%. [More]
The corporate mainstream media aims to drive the narrative of a faction of plutocracy, the plutocracy nonetheless. When the will of the people continues to be ignored are they are set up with bad reporting, misinformation, and lies we all suffer.