Tulsi Gabbard Blasts ‘DNC and Biased Corporate Media’

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by Hannah Bleau, Breitbart:

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) attributed her absence from Tuesday night’s debate stage to the “DNC and biased corporate media,” a theme which emerged after CNN demonstratively elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) at the expense of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), whose presidential aspirations were largely quashed by the same players in 2016.

“Unfortunately, the candidate who is best positioned to defeat Donald Trump will not even be on the #DemDebate stage tonight — thanks to the DNC and biased corporate media,” Gabbard wrote ahead of Tuesday’s debate, which featured only six white candidates from a field that once prided itself on diversity:

While the Democrat candidates excluded from the debate — including Andrew Yang (D) and Gabbard — have consistently cried foul on the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) rules and methods, Tuesday’s debate drew a wave of criticisms and complaints from Sanders supporters and surrogates, who say the moderators and network favored Warren in an obvious way. Critics say it became most apparent after CNN’s Abby Phillip asked Sanders if he ever told Warren that a woman could not win the presidential election. While he denied it, Phillips failed to cross-examine Warren, posing the allegation against Sanders as fact.

“Warren, what did you think when Sanders said a woman couldn’t win the election?” she asked.

Warren did not dispute the framing of the question.

“I disagreed. Bernie is my friend, and I am not here to try to fight with Bernie,” she said.

Sanders’ campaign co-chair Nina Turner also pointed to a number of examples of CNN framing questions in ways that constantly put Sanders — not Warren — on defense.

“I disagreed. Bernie is my friend, and I am not here to try to fight with Bernie,” she said.

Sanders’ campaign co-chair Nina Turner also pointed to a number of examples of CNN framing questions in ways that constantly put Sanders — not Warren — on defense.
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