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Bernie Sanders is coming for your newspaper

In a little noted op-ed published in Columbia Journalism Review, socialist Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders outlined his “plan” for journalism, headlined: “Op-Ed: Bernie Sanders on his plan for journalism.”

Plan?  Just that word “plan” ought to give any self-respecting journalist the creeps.

After all, journalists operate under the First Amendment, an inalienable protection and right, in the same way gun-owners derive their right to bear arms through the Second Amendment.  The press doesn’t operate under five-year plans from all-knowing central planners, which is exactly what Sanders’s logic has more than a whiff of.  He begins piously with a banal Walter Cronkite reference, trying to touch the right buttons to soften his audience up:

WALTER CRONKITE ONCE SAID that “journalism is what we need to make democracy work.” He was absolutely right, which is why today’s assault on journalism by Wall Street, billionaire businessmen, Silicon Valley, and Donald Trump presents a crisis — and why we must take concrete action.

Then he gets into something to send some shivers:

Real journalism is different from the gossip, punditry, and clickbait that dominates today’s news. Real journalism, in the words of Joseph Pulitzer, […]

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