Thomas Frank’s “Swat Team”
If you don’t subscribe to Harper’s magazine, you might have missed Thomas Frank’s must-read essay, “Swat Team: The media’s extermination of Bernie Sanders, and real reform.” After our nation has gone to the polls, “choosing” between two horrible candidates that represent nothing remotely salutary, it’s important to remember that once, not long ago, we had a better choice. But the New York Times and CNN and the Washington Post — all charter members of the “liberal media” — conspired to sabotage the campaign of Bernie Sanders, the one true reformer among the charlatans. How? Read Franks. Consider your role in the massacre of idealism. And then vow to not let it happen again.