Cenk Uygur: ‘Everything the Mainstream Media Told You About Bernie Sanders Was a Lie
During the lead-up to the 2016 Democrat Primary, the mainstream media misled people about Bernie Sanders — because they never told them what an incredibly effective legislator he is. How ironic, when Bernie’s congressional peers call him the “Amendment King.”
“Nobody in congress has gotten more amendments passed than Bernie Sanders. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.” ~ The Young Turks
BACKGROUND: Back in 2005, Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi had the opportunity to shadow Bernie Sanders around Congress for a few weeks.
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“I thought Sanders would be an ideal subject for a variety of reasons, but mainly for his Independent status. For all the fuss over his “socialist” tag, Sanders is really a classic populist outsider. The mere fact that Sanders signed off on the idea of serving as my guide says a lot about his attitude toward government in general: He wants people to see exactly what he’s up against.
I had no way of knowing that Sanders would be a perfect subject for another, more compelling reason. In the first few weeks of my stay in Washington, Sanders introduced and passed, against very long odds, three important amendments. A fourth very nearly made it and would have passed had it gone to a vote. During this time, Sanders took on powerful adversaries, including Lockheed Martin, Westinghouse, the Export-Import Bank and the Bush administration. And by using the basic tools of democracy – floor votes on clearly posed questions, with the aid of painstakingly built coalitions of allies from both sides of the aisle – he, a lone Independent, beat them all.”
~ Matt Taibbi
Be aware. Be objective.