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Bernie Sanders Is Over Social Media Gaffe Stories

The presidential candidate urges more focus on policy issues, less on “stupid” Facebook posts.
Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, speaks during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, speaks during a news conference outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 30, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he's grown weary of campaign coverage that focuses more on the horse race and outrage than on the policy issues shaping the election. 

“In terms of campaign coverage, there is more coverage about the political gossip of the campaign, about raising money, about polling, about somebody saying something dumb, or some kid works for a campaign and sends out something stupid on Facebook, right?” the Vermont senator said in an appearance Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources, a program about media. “We can expect that to be a major story. But what your job is, what the media's job is, is to say, 'Look, these are the major issues facing the country.' We're a democracy. People have different points of view. Let's argue it.”