Why Bernie Sanders Will Miss ‘The Ed Show’

The MSNBC program was a reliable place for the candidate to talk about the issues and nothing but the issues.

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 18: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to the crowd at the Phoenix Convention Center July 18, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Democratic presidential candidate spoke on his central issues of income inequality, job creation, controlling climate change, quality affordable education and getting big money out of politics, to more than 11,000 people attending.

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It’s rare for politicians, let alone presidential candidates, to weigh in on television show cancellations. But Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders made an exception when news broke Thursday that Comcast-owned MSNBC axed The Ed Show, the evening news show hosted by Ed Schultz.

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