January 19, 2016 at 08:05AM on Facebook

“Now that Sanders is a real contender in some early states, he is forcing the media to recognize the vast liberal base that exists to the left of the Democratic establishment, much as the rise of the tea party forced the press to focus on the vast conservative base to the right of the Republican establishment.

“The media has not always been receptive to this wing of the Democratic party, the veteran journalist explained. ‘The media has an instinctive bias against ultra-liberals. The real hard liberals are not taken seriously by our tribe,’ he said.”
How the media missed Bernie Sanders – CNNPolitics.com