By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the so-called “democratic socialist” running for president as a Democrat, made a surprise appearance on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace. But there was no discussion of what “democratic socialism” is or how it may differ from the socialism, say, of the old Soviet Union. It was a blown opportunity to educate the American people about the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), the largest socialist organization in the United States and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. Wallace also didn’t question Sanders about his volunteer work on a pro-Stalin Israeli kibbutz.
“For the first time since he announced his candidacy, Bernie Sanders will join Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday,’” Fox announced. But viewers were to be disappointed. Wallace went soft on the socialist because he wanted Sanders and Hillary Clinton to agree to debate on the Fox News Channel. Sanders did not commit. Sanders said, “…if I could have a guarantee and knew who the questioners were and if the framework for the debate was fair, I would have no objection.”
Wallace was more than “fair” in this interview, referring to Sanders only as “senator” and ignoring his commitment to so-called “democratic socialism,” whatever that may mean.