Sen. Bernie Sanders on taxes, trade agreements and Islamic State


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Published on May 18, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the second candidate to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Judy Woodruff talks to the senator about rebuilding the middle class, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the U.S. role in the Middle East.

If he can continue to give these interviews where he explains his positions so clearly, I think he has a good chance of success. The dynamic of the video is interesting to analyze in itself. Perhaps this is the only way it can be done. There is not much wrong with the questions Judy Woodruff asked him. The great part of it is that she lets him answer the question with minimal interruption. It is a bit cloying that she can ask these questions with a straight face, giving the impression that she does not already know the answer. I can’t think of another way to conduct such an interview without the interviewers opinions and knowledge walking all over Bernie Sanders’ information, which supposedly is why we would listen to an interview like this.

Maybe we have come to expect Judy Woodruff to carry out a reasonable interview. The amazing part from the Sanders’ fans’ perspective is that he can even get interviews on Faux Noise where he is controlling the conversation and getting his message through.

I’d have a hard time naming another progressive candidate that could go on a far right noise outlet like Faux, get to explain what he or she is all about, and leave the interview with no shouting and threats to turn off his microphone.
Perhaps Elizabeth Warren has managed to do it.

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