As Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has become the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, several MSNBC hosts and contributors have had some unfavorable things to say about the socialist — and the Sanders campaign is getting fed up.
Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir has grown increasingly frustrated with the tone of MSNBC's coverage toward the candidate and his supporters (the so-called "Bernie Bros"), and is concerned that because MSNBC is so influential on the left, it is hurting the perception of Sanders as an electable candidate with a chance to beat President Donald Trump in November.
"You can feel the disdain they have for Bernie Sanders's supporters," Shakir told Vanity Fair.
MSNBC's coverage has been so bad, in Shakir's opinion, that Sanders has gotten "more fair" coverage from Fox News — a conservative-leaning outlet that obviously holds a general belief that a socialist administration is the worst possible outcome of the 2020 election.
"Fox is often yelling about Bernie Sanders' socialism, but they're still giving our campaign the opportunity to make our case in a fair manner, unlike MSNBC, which has credibility with the left and is constantly undermining the Bernie Sanders campaign," Shakir said.