Bernie Sanders Shows The Media That No One Cares About Hillary Clinton’s Emails

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During an interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders demonstrated to the media that their obsession with Hillary Clinton’s emails is not shared with the American people.

Sanders told Politico:

“Why am I asked about Hillary Clinton every other day, about her emails?” he asks. “Do you know what — I can’t swear to you on this — last I checked, here in Washington, do you know how many calls I got from Vermont on Hillary Clinton’s emails? Zero. Yet I can’t walk down the hallways here without hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails.”

Even when pressed on what policy differences exist between him and Clinton, Sanders bristles before eventually posing a series of pointed questions aimed at the former first lady.

“What are her proposals to rebuild a disappearing middle class and to deal with the very high levels of poverty?” he asks. “What are her proposals to create millions of decent-paying jobs in this country? What are her proposals to create a foreign policy that does everything it can to prevent us from getting into another disastrous war? What are her proposals to deal with the greed and recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street?”

Sen. Sanders is correct. The Hillary Clinton emails story is a media creation that has been seized on by Republicans who are looking for anything to use against the likely Democratic 2016 nominee. The truth is that the media wants to talk about Clinton because the Republican presidential field is dull as dirt.

The media needs to be asking members of Congress how many phone calls are coming into their offices about Hillary Clinton’s emails. One suspects that the Republican letter to Iran has generated a much stronger response with the American people, but some sections of the media would rather talk about emails and an “issue” that will have no relevance to voters in 2016.

People who will be going to the polls will care about jobs and the economy. They will want a president who will keep the country out of wars, and probably a president will keep the good momentum going that President Obama has built.

Hillary Clinton’s emails aren’t going to matter in November 2016, and Sen. Sanders is right to call out the Beltway political media for chasing the latest shiny object instead of working to inform the public about issues that matter.

21 Replies to “Bernie Sanders Shows The Media That No One Cares About Hillary Clinton’s Emails”

  1. “One suspects that the Republican letter to Iran has generated a much stronger response with the American people, but some sections of the media would rather talk about emails…”

    If 272,299 signatures on that White House petition in less than 3 days is any indication, Americans want SOMETHING to be done to censure those 47 Senators, even if the WH can’t do anything about prosecuting “treason”.

  2. We are so lucky to have Bernie on our side and working for the people instead of the Koch’s and the banks and the military industrial complex! Thanks Bernie!

  3. Speaking of the emails it seems the NYT who started this bullshit is now having second thoughts
    New York Times undercuts its own Hillary email obsession

    In the 10 days since its initial story on Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, the New York Times has run dozens of pieces on the subject. You might have thought they’d hit every possible angle, but on Friday they did something novel and unexpected: journalism that opens the question of whether this is quite the story they’ve made it out to be. Or whether it’s a Hillary Clinton story at all.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/14/us/politics/vague-email-rules-let-federal-agencies-decide-when-to-hit-save-or-delete.html?_r=1

  4. I take exception to your comment about Republicans being as dull as dirt…

    they are as DUMB as dirt…

    except either way we’re probably doing a disservice to dirt… it IS useful for home grown tomatoes…

  5. Always something with these pea-brainers. Is there even one day, just one that Republicans don’t bitch and complain about who didn’t flush the turd down the toilet?

  6. I have been monitoring FOX since the Scandalous 47 poison pen letter to Iran came to light. And you know what? They don’t talk about it! It seems to be a taboo subject. None of their Obama Bashing Hosts, Hannity, O’Reilly, et al has commented, or brought it up. Nada, Zilch. But guess what they DO talk about? Right. Hillary’s e-mails. Natch.
    Guess they can’t defend their 47 malcontents, but certainly can badger Hillary and have a certain glee when reporting about the so called E-mail “Scandal”. Jerks.

  7. I disagree with the premise that the GOP field is dull as dirt. If the media chose to, there are plenty of “intriguing stories” to be investigated regarding Scott Walker, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and especially Jeb Bush’s own emails and past scandals in Florida. But of course, the “media” choose otherwise and simply rely on these scandal-ridden Repubs to offer their reactions to nothing burgers about Clinton’s emails they received in 2013.

  8. So agree with this. The bloggers and talking heads wake up. The vast majority of working Americans do not care about this issue

  9. I never thought I’d see Romney’s 47% again. But here it is. In view for the entire to see. At least 47% of our Senate are idiots.

  10. Bernie exposes the truth about the GOP. What the people are concerned about and what the GOP are concerned about are most often two different things. Much like the needs of the people and the efforts of the GOP are most often two different things!

  11. “…Sen. Sanders is correct. The Hillary Clinton emails story is a media creation that has been seized on by Republicans who are looking for anything to use against the likely Democratic 2016 nominee…”

    This is yet another TP/GOP distraction. We, the people, don’t give a hoot about Hillary’s emails. There are important issues that are not being addressed by media!

    One would think that today’s voter would sees for him or her self, the fraud of the tea party republicans.

    There was no law in place when she sent these emails, until 2014 when the law was enacted.

    Sen. Sanders is a regular guest on The Thom Hartmann Program every Friday 12-3pm for “Brunch With Bernie.” Callers can ask him questions.

    The Thom Hartmann Program is on Monday through Friday. Check his website for your state or listen on his website.

    Our government is bought by corporations, millionaires and billionaires.

    http://www.stampstampede.org
    Ben Cohen’s website to overturn Citizens United.

  12. I remember back in 1974 senators saying no one cares about the Nixon tapes. No one cares that his secretary accidentally deleted some. This and other scandals will ruin her chances of being president. Who else will run. Bernie sanders and elizabeth warren have no chance. Look at the polls. Her approval and trust rating have fallen twenty points in some polls.

  13. I wasn’t going to sign the petition because I knew it would never happen, but seeing the high number of signatures, it is definitely making a statement so I just signed. Thanks for the link! It was at 285,250 when I got there.

  14. Actually, more people should care about the Clinton email scandal, regardless of party affiliation. It’s easy to fall into the trap of each side digging in their heels along partisan lines and get distracted by the underlying problem in both parties. I could care less about either party, but in this case, conducting official business using private email servers is a major accountability problem and goes against the spirit of the government’s own efforts to regulate accountability of sizable private and publicly traded corporations (Sarbanes-Oxley, etc). Those of you who don’t care have no clue about the details of how emails work and why companies require their own employees to use corporate email servers, not private ones, for official business. Not only is it good for accountability purposes, it also protects the company from legal liability and is a way for the company to monitor communications to ensure that employees are doing their jobs and not putting the company at legal ris…

  15. Really? I guess you gave up on looking for the Presidents birth certificate so now its on the email=gate. You people are pitiful

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