During his address at the Democratic Convention on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders offered wisdom on many important topics, but possibly his most biting commentary came when he offered criticism of the media.

In a long list of things he considered the 2016 election to be “not about,” the media, and particularly their role in obfuscating the important issues in this election, was included.

Sanders, who has been no friend of the media throughout most of this election cycle, attempted to place “the media” among a litany of other things which work to distract Americans from the real issues – America’s future.

“Let me be as clear as I can be. This election is not about, and has never been about, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, or Bernie Sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency. This election is not about political gossip. It’s not about polls. It’s not about campaign strategy. It’s not about fundraising. It’s not about all the things the media spends so much time discussing.

This election is about – and must be about – the needs of the American people and the kind of future we create for our children and grandchildren.”

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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