Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: FBI's investigation of wife won’t be a ‘distraction’ Are Democrats trying to pin the blame for their own sins on Russia? GOP vows to use Pelosi against Democrats in 2018 MORE assailed the "corporate media" for a series of "conflicts of interest" he believes have worked against his candidacy.

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"The media is an arm of the ruling class of this country and they want to talk about everything in the world except the most important issues," the presidential hopeful said during a live interview on The Young Turks Internet news show. "Because if you talk about real issues and people get educated on the real issues, you know what happens next, they might actually want to bring about change."

The Vermont senator, with urging from show host Cenk Uygur, criticized Comcast, which owns NBC, as one of the most "detested" corporations in the country. And he went on to note that Disney, which is part of the ABC umbrella, pays "workers in Disney World eight or nine bucks an hour," arguing there are many issues that the networks "don't want to discuss." 

When asked by Uygur whether he believes networks such as Time Warner, which owns CNN, and Comcast should note donations to Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonAre Democrats trying to pin the blame for their own sins on Russia? Trump: Calling Warren Pocahontas ‘an insult to Pocahontas’ GOP vows to use Pelosi against Democrats in 2018 MORE, Sanders said yes. And he also argued that advertising dollars from fossil fuel companies and politicians shade the networks' coverage.

"You think you see NBC talking about Citizens United? I don't think so," he said. 

"They love Citizens United, all the super-PAC money going in."