The other day I was thinking about why the media has avoided Bernie Sanders, that’s a half truth, I think about that everyday, several times actually. Although now things seem to be picking up in that department because of Bernie exploding popularity. Even if it is only a little, it does help, and is helping.
But what I really was thinking about is Bernie Sanders’ rallies and the amount of people that show up, they are like a rock concert, electricity fills the air as he bring hope into the places he has been speaking and leaving a crowd of supporters full of his powerful message.
The one thing that is largely missing though is TV cameras. Oh the TV cameras don’t miss Trump’s rallies but most of Bernie’s speeches are covered by local crews and then of course out on to the internet after that. I’d like to sit here and complain about it and I guess I am but even with the media black out Bernie has risen like a Phoenix.
There was this one event though in Seattle that had an army of cameras pointed at Bernie, it was the now infamous downtown event at Westlake Park that got taken over by a few Black Lives Matter protesters. It made me start wondering. Why were there so many cameras there? As you can see from some of the photos they were elbow to elbow.
I have not written about the subject to much even though I was likely in a better spot to see the events unfold than anyone. I was certainly the closest to the stage, any closer and I’d have been on it.
Conspiracy theories aside about whether these were actual BLM people, you can see from the photos near the top, the photo area was absolutely packed, in stark contrast to what is usually the case at a Bernie Sanders event. Of course this wasn’t actually an official rally, that would come later at Hec Ed Pavillion in Seattle, this event was a Social Security celebration. A great event and certainly a lot of work but hardly the type of event that would draw the the amount of cameras I saw…..unless they of course were tipped-off.