As Donald Trump solidifies his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his unconventional campaigning style continues to be ratings rocket fuel for US TV news.
The networks want Hillary Clinton to win and they're positioning people on the air to make sure she is going to win. Wall Street does not want Bernie Sanders.... Fact is, the major media outlets in this country don't want to see Wall Street attacked because they're big time advertisers.
On the eve of Super Tuesday, a potentially pivotal day of voting in the race for the White House, the CEO of CBS, Leslie Moonves, said the Trump phenomenon "may not be good for America, but it's damn good for CBS."
Trump's ascent has boosted ratings for US corporate news networks which are providing him with a disproportionate amount of airtime.
The anti-establishment candidate on the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders, hasn't had nearly as much airtime - not only when compared with Donald Trump - but, crucially when compared with the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.
Sanders has been in an uphill climb to get past the better known and supremely well-connected Clinton, on whom the US mainstream media have placed an aura of inevitability.
Talking us through the story are: Angelo Carusone, the executive president at Media Matters for America; Liza Featherstone, author of The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton; Ed Schultz, presenter at RT America; and Isaac Chotiner, a contributor for Slate.
Source: Al Jazeera