On another note, I still find the news coverage on Bernie frustrating. This morning while watching Good Morning America, they were reporting on the Iowa caucus results. They had an analyst there to break various things down. The main topic naturally was Cruz's win over Trump. They made a passing mention of Hillary coming in ahead of Bernie, and a quick mention that he had a double digit lead on her going into New Hampshire, and then went right back to talking about the GOP candidates.
The man came in like three tenths of a percent behind Hillary (or there abouts) in Iowa . You know.....the lady that most everyone 'assumes' is automatically going to win the Democratic nomination....and he gets a casual mention and a generalized hand wave.
The media has exactly 0% reason to want to promote Bernie in any way. Promoting Bernie would be a massive, massive case of shooting itself in the foot.
One. The media has been hyping Hillary Clinton as the
nominee for the last eight plus years - they lost their first shot with Obama's rise to power, and they don't want to run the risk of having history repeat itself. And THIS time, if Hillary doesn't manage a nomination, there's no cabinet position waiting for her so she can glide along on cruise control until the next election - SecState is as high as you can go in the cabinet, so unless she's willing to reprise the role in a Sanders presidency, if she fails to win this time around she's out for good.
Two. Sanders has come out as anti-big corporate interest, which the media either IS (in the case of some nextworks) or at least can qualify as. If Bernie is elected, and can keep his promises, the media is looking at a possible reduction in power and influence over the American public. Which it does not want.
Three. If I were the media, I would personally be wondering if we were backing the right person. Bernie managed to effectively tie
Clinton in Iowa, without the massive corporate and media backing that she enjoyed. If Bernie were to get the support of the media? He would be almost undeniably unstoppable. But again, diminished corporate power, which would essentially mean a shot to the foot.
That said, the media will gladly shoot itself in the foot if it means avoiding getting shot in the face - IE, if Bernie wins the nomination, the media will be more than happy to throw their support behind him rather than let a Republican win the Presidency. In that respect, they're not much different from their opponents.