“I think the media needs to look at itself as well,” Jane Sanders told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer during an interview on Thursday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) wife Jane Sanders on Thursday said that she doesn’t believe her husband needs to tone down his rhetoric regarding Republicans and President Trump in the wake of the Alexandria Virginia shooting.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer played a clip of Bernie Sanders speaking at the progressive summit in Chicago, Ill. over the weekend in which he claimed: “Today in the White House, we have perhaps the worst and most dangerous president in the history of our country.”
Blitzer asked Jane Sanders if, in hindsight. Bernie went too far speaking about the president that way.
“I don’t think so, Wolf,” she replied, then pivoting to attacks on the news media for their coverage of politics.
“The media’s job, I think, is to illuminate the facts – not fan the flames. And the media continues to cover the latest scandal, the latest back and forth, but not the issues so much,” Jane Sanders concluded.
“Let me interrupt, Jane, with all due respect. If a president or a senator or someone of authority is making very, very strong statements, you want us to simply ignore those statements?” Blitzer interjected, asking if she was suggesting that the media censor statements.
Jane Sanders dodged answering the question and continued her attack on the media. Blitzer again interjected and informed Sanders that the media is doing a lot of self-reflection regarding how they covered the 2016 presidential race.
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