Friday, October 16, 2015

Raise Your Voice--Blog Action Day 2015

Raise Your Voice Before It's Too Late

October 16, 2015 is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers around the world speak out on one topic. This year's topic is Raise Your Voice. Here at The Bernie Blog we raise our voices a lot--mostly about how great Bernie Sanders is and how much we want to see him elected as president of the U.S.A. But today we're going to take time out and raise our voices about a serious issue that affects all of us, whether or not we're Bernie supporters.

We're going to raise our voices about Freedom of Speech and how important it is to protect it for future generations.

This week, Freedom of Speech was abridged for one of our friends, Bernie2016TV.

Bernie2016TV covered the Democratic Debates using a raw feed, showing the debate as it happened.  Then their You Tube channel was shut down by CNN who wants only their edited version of what happened at the debate to be seen by the voters. CNN edited out things like the audience's cheers and applause for Bernie, because they wanted to skew the public's perception of how their favorite candidate performed. (Their favorite candidate has received about a half a million dollars from Time Warner, the parent company of CNN. One wonders what sort of "favors" Time Warner will expect if their candidate is elected.) Of course, thousands of protest comments have flooded CNN's Facebook page and Twitter feed and were taken down as fast as possible. What big corporation wants to be seen as a "bully" to the little guys?

CNN took down their poll because it showed Bernie won.

The brave  broadcasters of Bernie2016TV once again find themselves marginalized and bullied by the corporate media establishment who want to silence their voices. But they won't give up. They will find a way to broadcast news about the Sanders campaign no matter how tough the odds or what billionaires they tick off.  They realize what is at stake for us and for our children and our children's children. If the oligarchs silence us now, we may never regain our rights to speak out. So, Bernie2016TV will continue to raise their voices!

The Revolution may not be televised, but it will happen all the same. Feel the Bern! And raise your voice!


  1. CNN should never have been allowed to host the debate. How can an organization which has contributed to one of the participating candidate's campaign be expected to remain unbiased? I'd like to see NBC and PBR released from the Koch brothers' clammy grip and allowed to conduct unbiased reportage and free debates for the benefit of the public and not vested corporate interests.

  2. It is a sad commentary on our times that news networks are so openly biased toward particular candidates. They don't even try to hide their prejudices anymore. I guess the six people who own 90% of our media outlets figure we are helpless and can't do anything about it and are easily manipulated and can be led like sheep to vote for whomever the 1% wants. Let's change this picture--raise your voice, 99%! Tell the networks we're on to their game and we're supporting Bernie Sanders for president. #FeeltheBern


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