Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay Sanders supporters launch six-figure ad campaign explaining why they're voting for Biden MORE called for a more liberal version of Fox News to help fix the problems he sees in corporate media. 

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“I think we have got to think about way that the Democratic party for a start starts funding the equivalent of Fox television,” he said in an interview that aired Friday on MSNBC's “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Sanders blasted the media for shallow reporting, including coverage of presumptive GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE.

“I think the American people are going to have to say to NBC and ABC and CBS and CNN, you know what, forget the political gossip," Sanders said. "Politics is not a soap opera. Talk about the real damn issues facing this country.”