CONVENIENT: As Sanders Surges, Panicked CBS on Being a Millionaire

Scott Whitlock | February 24, 2020
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[See NewsBusters for more.] As Bernie Sanders surges in the polls, journalists and media outlets are panicking at a possible general election loss. Now, conveniently, reporters see praising Fidel Castro and cheering socialism as a problem. 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper called out Sanders for cheering on dictators: “Back in the 1980s, Sanders had some positive things to say about the former Soviet Union and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Here he is explaining why the Cuban people didn't rise up and help the U.S. overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro.” Cooper then played a clip of the socialist praising the brutal, thug regime: “He educated their kids, gave them health care, totally transformed the society, you know?” Sanders chided the imprisoning of people, but gushed, “He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?” 

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