During a North Dakota rally on Monday evening, a familiar face introduced Senator Bernie Sanders to the crowd: noted progressive news source and Ring of Fire affiliate Ed Schultz.

Schultz, who has broadcast his strong, progressive opinions from corporate media, radio, and progressive news sources, gave a rousing introduction for Senator Sanders, urging voters to not give up the fight for the best candidate.

Once Sanders took to the stage, he took a moment to express his gratitude to Schultz for the work he has done, particularly concerning his criticisms of trade deals, which many speculate is what lost him his position at the Comcast-owned MSNBC.

“He’s had national radio shows, he’s had national TV shows. Our media is owned by very large corporations. They don’t want certain issues to be widely discussed. [Schultz] more than any other person in the media has been the person to educate the American people on the disastrous trade agreements in this country.”

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com