Listen: Bernie Sanders, Matt Taibbi, Democratic Party discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Of anything anything else to get my new so i take what they say with a grain of salt but i happen to watch the segment where mimi rocca said that bernie sanders makes her skin crawl paul and that he's just an anti woman candidate and there was no pushback and my jaw dropped and then i happened to see the brian williams segments after after a sanders spoken and called out the washington post for their behavior when he reads a qu- a tweet by this horse whisperer guy that was nothing more than a smear on bernie sanders when they were talking about a wonderful sort of twitter <hes> event. I guess at the sanders campaign is doing with people people sharing their bernie moments and it was just it was just a smear and and i appreciate matt that you call it out because too many journalists journalists are saying well. I don't see a problem right yeah. The the williams segment was amazing because i think again people to understand the difference in the meantime rocca incident it happens sometimes you have people on the air and they say things and and it may or may not be rehearse but <hes> in the case of the williams thing you have to prepare that segment so so somebody had to dig up at tweet and make a graphic and they had to lineup guests to do it and <hes> so so that they that they sat down and thought about the idea that we're we're going to take some random twitter user. Who's naughty hunt named or interviewed reviewed <hes> it may not even be you know a hundred percent a real person or uninterested party. We're gonna make that the focus of an entire block book cable news segment that shows you the extent to which you're you're going out of your way to to say you know. This person is not a candidate ended. We want to support and especially since what the tweet was about this idea that sanders didn't work hard enough for hillary clinton in two he doesn't sixteen <unk> interview bernie during that time and i i knew that he was out on the road constantly giving speeches for her and making of course doing fundraisers not speaking ourselves so it's just not a real thing and for them to do that. They must know what they're doing. Oh oh without a doubt and it seems concerted which makes it even more despicable because that's not how it's supposed to be. I mean i've got my problems with the democratic party pretty trying to <hes> to to to hurt bernie sanders campaign. They obviously did the democratic party. Proper the the establishment doesn't want him as their nominee either. They don't understand that the party's role is to stay out of a primary and let the process do right so there's issues there but so matt taibbi you you've been writing for rolling stone for years but when we get to presidential election time and you go into that mode dude. I wonder how much history weighs on you. Do you ever think about the hunter s. thompson legacy of course i mean i have a job and you know one of the things that you have to worry about is not <hes> not becoming cliche. You're falling into the same patterns at hunter did serve reading thompson relatively late in my life. He wasn't one of the people idolized when i was really really young a certain limit as twenty read a lot and so you're trying to avoid falling into the trap of of being too much like thompson in your approach. Another thing that happens is because his book. You're unloading on the campaign trail. Nineteen seventy two is such a great book and i wrote the introduction last version of it and and but everybody read that book and we all unconsciously ended end up trying to make the same characters in the when we do our coverage so there's always like a christ like mcgovern character at a eh traitorous muskie character nixon is the is the evil obvious that trump so you're trying to avoid falling into that sir and then there's the you know the drugs and alcohol to write to matt taibbi. I love the current peace.."