Common Dreams - February 29, 2020

"Radio personality and CNN weekend host Michael Smerconish came under fire Saturday morning—along with the network—for "casually" portraying the surging prospects of Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders as comparable to the threat of the infectious coronavirus which continues to spread in the United States and around the world.

Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, said he just had "to laugh at their foolish panic," but others said it was just the latest example of a snide and potentially dangerous attack by a member of the corporate media's pundit class that remains antagonistic towards the Democratic primary's most progressive candidate." - Common Dreams