Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights 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 Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas 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."