Blackout Tuesday: The Bernie Sanders Speech Corporate Media Chose Not To Air

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)

Though Bernie Sanders had an admittedly disappointing night on Tuesday, losing four of five primary contests to rival Hillary Clinton, he still took to the stage in Phoenix, Arizona to speak to his supporters and television cameras about his vision for the nation and the drive of his campaign moving forward.

The problem? No cable or major news channel ran the speech. Not all of it. Not even some of it.

As Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim—specifically pointing at how cable news channels CNN, Fox, and MSNBC didn’t air the speech because they were “waiting” for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump—quipped, “There just isn’t enough time in the evening to get all that analysis in.”

Well, here it is:

Sanders backers and media critics took to Twitter to express outrage over the glaring snub:

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Sanders congratulated Clinton for her wins in Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina and Florida and thanked the people nationwide who have lifted his called for a political revolution. Despite an uphill climb to close the gap with Clinton, Sanders said his campaign has the energy and support to go all the way to the Democratic convention this summer.

“With more than half the delegates yet to be chosen and a calendar that favors us in the weeks and months to come,” said Sanders, “we remain confident that our campaign is on a path to win the nomination.”

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