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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 12:54 AM

 

Clinton Benefits From US Media’s Misleading Reporting Of Delegate Counts

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/03/07/clinton-benefits-us-medias-misleading-reporting-delegate-counts

The vast majority of U.S. establishment media organizations report Democratic Party “super delegates,” as if they are part of the delegate totals presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are winning in primaries. However, this is incredibly misleading, and whether intended or not, it essentially serves to strengthen Clinton’s campaign against Sanders.

The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press report Clinton has 1,121 delegates after primaries and caucuses in Kansas, Nebraska, and Louisiana. The outlets report Sanders has 481 delegates. These numbers are untruthful.

True and accurate numbers are the following: after “Super Saturday,” Clinton has 663 pledged delegates. Sanders has 459 pledged delegates. Clinton needs 1,720 delegates to win. Sanders needs 1,924 delegates to win.

Sanders is a few hundred delegates behind Clinton, and Clinton has over a thousand delegates to go before she clinches the nomination. Put like that, one’s view of the race is probably dramatically different than the views being pushed by establishment media outlets.

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As of now Bernie is 204 delegates behind Hillary.

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revbones Mar 2016 #1
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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:05 AM

1. They're in the tank. n/t

 

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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 02:05 AM

2. Certainly the actual delegates mean more than any imaginary delegates.

I mean, the media can spin this any way they want, but if Bernie has the most delegates, or Hillary does, no amount of spin is going to change that.

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