- WHO: Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- WHAT: Democratic Primary Debate
- WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2016 — 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET
- WHERE: Brooklyn Navy Yard's Duggal Greenhouse, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, United States
- WHY: Because the Democratic Party machine wants to nominate Hillary Clinton and "the people" want Bernie Sanders
- HOW: On cable TV at CNN (and locally on NY1), online at CNNgo, on Sirius XM — and on YouTube. (The entire debate was posted at the Bernie 2016 TV Channel after being LIVE streamed. Now, for some reason, you have to manually move the timeline to the very beginning.)
The 10-minute clip below just includes the two segments from the 2 hour debate, one regarding the minimum wage and the other for Social Security. Basically, Bernie Sanders got Hillary Clinton to semi-flip-flop on these two issues: Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour (maybe) and raising the cap for Social Security (maybe). Watch the video, then I'll leave it to you try to decide where Clinton now stands on these two issues.
Also, as an interesting sidebar, I posted a diatribe by the guy who actually LIVE streamed the debate — where he discusses the cable companies' copyright claims to their broadcasts by limiting free political speech.
Full transcript for the Brooklyn New York from CNN:
As usual, like all previous debates, Bernie Sanders was (by far) the biggest winner...
Bernie Sanders was also the big winner in all other previous online polls (see
the updates in comments section)
(Below) From my remarks posted at Twitter last night:
NOTES: Thursday night’s debate on CNN began at 9 p.m. ET live from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and also aired locally on NY1. The event was being moderated by CNN's Wolf Blitzer, who was joined by CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis. A special edition of Anderson Cooper 360 aired immediately before the debate at 8 p.m. ET, and the network also aired post debate coverage and live analysis from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET. Viewers also accessed coverage through CNNgo. Both CNN International and CNN en Español also carried the broadcast as well, and was listened to on Sirius XM satellite channel 116. The rhetoric between the Sanders and Clinton camps have grown more aggressive in recent weeks, as the underdog grassroots effort out of the Sanders campaign has claimed victory in eight of the previous nine states. The New York City debate finally came about after weeks of cajoling from both campaigns. The New York Democratic primary will be on April 19th.