Sanders disputes with the Washington Post on the cover, as the editor accuses him of suppressed ‘conspiracy theory’

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Sen Bernie Sanders is pushing the taking aim at The Washington Post and the newspaper back, labeling his attacks as a “conspiracy theory.”

The independent senator from Vermont touched off the war of words, after criticism of the Post coverage of his White house bid.


“I’m talking about Amazon (taxes) all of the time,” Sanders said on Monday night in Wolfeboro, N. H., his first stop in a two-day tour through the state that holds the first presidential primary, in the race for the White house. “And then I wonder why The Washington Post, the do not write in the possession of Jeff Bezos, who owns Amazon, very good article about me. I don’t know why.”

Later in the evening, in the second campaign event in North Conway, Sanders said, “we have pointed out, over and over again, that Amazon made $10 billion profit last year. You know how much you paid the taxes? You got it, zero! No wonder why The Washington Post is not one of my supporters, I wonder why?”

Sanders is not able to provide specific examples of what he considered unfair reporting by the Washington Post.

The Executive editor of the Post responded to Sanders’ jabs late Monday night.

“Sanders, Sr., is a member of a large club of politicians — of any ideology — complain about their reporting,” Marty Baron, said in a statement. “In contrast to the conspiracy theory of the senator seems to favor, Jeff Bezos allows our newsroom to operate with full independence, as our reporters and editors the witness can.”

Since the purchase of the newspaper six years ago for $250 million, Bezos has been criticized by a number of politicians – including often by President Trump, who described the newspaper as “The Amazon Washington Post”.


Sanders also took aim at another major newspaper with national coverage, with the argument on the North Conway event, the “New York Times “much better” than the Washington Post, when it comes to the coverage of his presidential campaign.

Sanders’ multiple impacts on media hours came to of the top advisers from his presidential campaign pushed back against what they call a faulty narrative in the media that the senator’s White house bid slip.

“While you may not know it from the current reporting in the media, Bernie Sanders is a positive development in his campaign for the presidency, as is shown by several points,” the campaign argues in a memo released on Monday morning.

And, in a conference call with reporters, senior adviser Jeff Weaver specifically took aim at recent reports by CNN, MSNBC, and The Washington Post.

Sanders on Monday evening, also reporting in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Post, along with Fox News, owned by the Murdoch family is critical.

While Sanders has frequently met with the media, he seems to turn up the volume to late. But his criticism still pales in comparison to the Trump, the calls often the media is “fake news” and called the press “the enemy of the people.”

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