It was frankly long overdue, but the fact that it happened is a milestone. Even in our decentralized media, the New York Times occupies a certain place of respect despite the fact that its readership is a fraction of what it had once been. And like most mainstream publications, the Times covered Bernie Sanders’ in a dismissive fashion, rather than as a serious contender for the presidency which he has now become.
Apparently, Times readers weren’t taking too kindly to this, especially since “Bernie Sanders” is the second most searched term on the Times’ site in the last 30 days. Amidst pressure and letters to the editor, Margaret Sullivan the public editor promised a reevaluation of her newspapers coverage of Bernie in the coming weeks.
It would appear that the people are slowly rediscovering their market power as well as political power and are revolutionizing how media elites behave towards them. Perhaps this is a good way for progressives to show MSNBC what they think of its Trumpathon.