Bernie Sanders has some interesting ideas on fixing the 'corporate media'

Bernie Sanders discusses the "corporate media" on MSNBC
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The "corporate media" is a source of frequent derision by Sen. Bernie Sanders, and he said in an interview posted over the weekend with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that Americans are "sick of establishment politics and economics, and by the way, a little tired of corporate media as well." Maddow pressed him on that last one. "What's the solution to corporate media?" she asked.

"I think we have got to think about ways that the Democratic Party, for a start, starts funding the equivalent of Fox television," Sanders replied, presumably referring to Fox News. "And No. 2, I think pressure has got to be put on media to say that, you know what? Maybe as a nation, the American people are entitled to hear real discussions on real issues," not process stories, he said, giving some examples: "Who's going to win in West Virginia? How many delegates does Hillary Clinton have? What dumb thing did Donald Trump say yesterday?"

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