Accuracy in Media

The wife of the socialist candidate promising free college is being blamed for closing down a college in Vermont. Burlington College is going out of business, thanks to debt incurred under the leadership of its former president Jane Sanders, also known as “educator” Dr. Jane Sanders.

Alluding to the “Feel the Bern” rallying cry for the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the publication Politico noted that his wife had made a big-ticket purchase during her tenure as head of the small, private college in Vermont “and, in the end, the institution got burned.”

“Anything is Possible,” it says at the top of the Burlington College website. However, the Sanders’ socialist financial magic didn’t work at the college. It ran out of money, as socialists and their institutions usually do.

“Burlington College: Start a Fire” is the gimmicky slogan used to attract students to this unorthodox institution of higher learning. A fire sale would be more appropriate. It’s not clear how long the “Cuba Semester Abroad” program at Burlington College will continue. Officially, the college closes down on May 27.

Sanders and his wife sometimes campaign under the banner, “A Future to Believe In.” That future in higher education does not lie at Burlington College.

Yet, Sanders has been campaigning for months on the basis of giving students access to a free college education and relieving the burden of student loan debt, now estimated at $1.2 trillion nationally.

It was all a fraud—a scam—and his wife, Dr. Jane Sanders, was directly involved in the financial shenanigans. Incredibly, she was given a “golden parachute” worth $200,000 after putting the college in a precarious financial situation. Though he and his wife have a portfolio of stocks and properties worth more than $1 million, on the campaign trail Sanders has said he lives a frugal life and doesn’t care about money or status.

Interestingly, students at Burlington College could get a minor in “Media Studies,” including coursework in “media activism and social movements.” Perhaps they ought to focus their investigative talents on the wife of the socialist candidate running for the Democratic presidential nomination, a woman whose actions contributed to the destruction of an institution of higher learning.

What did Jane Sanders know and when did she know it? The same questions should also be applied to Senator Sanders.

The Jane Sanders link to the destruction of the college could not be hidden and was even highlighted in a CNN article that carried the headline, “Jane Sanders’ former college closes doors citing burden of land deal she orchestrated.” But a Sanders campaign spokesman told CNN that the campaign had “no comment at the moment.”

Suddenly, the disclosure Sanders has asked for from Hillary Clinton, in regard to her Wall Street speeches, was nowhere to be found in regard to Jane Sanders and the Burlington College debacle.

AIM had cited her involvement with the college in a previous article, “Financial Scandals Follow Socialist Millionaire Sanders.”

Back then, we said, “By any standard of fair and objective news reporting, a candidate who promises ‘free college’ to America’s young people should be asked to address the issue of his wife’s financial shenanigans almost bankrupting an institution of higher learning.”

Now that bankruptcy has become a reality, as the college is closing its campus, perhaps the major liberal media will demand accountability from the Sanders.

The Washington Post headline, “Vermont college that Bernie Sanders’s wife once led is closing,” did not quite grasp the magnitude of what had happened under Jane Sanders’ leadership. But the story did not beat around the bush, noting that Burlington College was closing under “the crushing weight” of debt incurred during her presidency.

A Politico story admitted, “The closure is directly related to a big-ticket purchase that Jane Sanders spearheaded during her tenure.” Vanity Fair headlined its story, “Bernie Sanders’s wife drove Burlington College into the ground with a costly expansion.”

Brady C. Toensing, a partner with the law firm of diGenova & Toensing, has filed a legal complaint with federal authorities requesting an investigation into apparent federal bank fraud committed by Ms. Sanders.

At the news conference announcing the closure, a terse “no comment” was offered by the college in regard to official investigations of the circumstances leading to the closure. “I have no comment” was also offered about the role of Jane Sanders in the debacle.

The left-wing magazine The Nation interviewed Jane Sanders about her work as an “educator,” asking what she would do in this field if her husband were elected president. “I see my overall role, if I had the honor, as listening to the voices here in America that are not being heard and putting them out there for people to hear, but also researching and learning some of the best practices everywhere else and bringing them back here and letting them be heard as well,” she said. “Kind of a megaphone.”

Nothing was said about the Burlington College debacle in the interview, which was conducted by a volunteer in the Bernie Sanders for president campaign.

Let’s see if the media “megaphone” holds Mrs. Sanders responsible for depriving students in Vermont of the college education they were promised.




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Comments

  • Austinniceguy

    This IS what will happen across the country because it, just like Obummercare, is wholly unsustainable. Still, the entitled youth of today will follow these delusional morons as if they were the messiah, counting on the bailout from the federal government. Hitlery and her free everything TRILLION DOLLAR TAX AND SPEND PLAN is no better. If WE, as a nation, don’t get the next election right, there will be nothing left of this once great nation worth salvaging.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/58991c337fafe30ae42d8443113c08e4724bae1501d1a7516ab0b38bbeffed30.gif

  • Robert F

    God saves us from our “leaders”.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Trump University. Suck on that, GOP rubes.

    A candidate’s wife made an unwise purchase of a building and….what, exactly?

    Cliff Kincaid…smearing his betters for a long, long time…

  • biilyjoe

    This shriveled, wrinkled, sheltered, unmugged clueless, greedy hypocritical lying commie, America-hating muppet needs to crawl back under his rock.He’s even more clueless and unmugged than his millions of under- 21 groupies who want taxpayers to pay for everything , including breathing for them, if they can get this loon to do it for them. He, obama, sharpton, de blasio , the clintons and all who support the latter subversives should be shipped off to live in their favorite place , Cuba; preferably permanently housed in Guantanamo.

  • biilyjoe

    QUACK ! OINK ,EEEHAW!!!! to the Demonkeycrap SandwichLoon.

  • alex

    all these morons who are wasting time in college because its evident they still dont understand how the world works all want free stuff & have no idea how thats going to be done & dont care. i cant believe the ignorance among college students today. its like junior high & short buses are needed for these unfortunates. geez, its embarrassing when you go abroad & meet well educated college kids.

  • alex

    dont forget they also want that safe place where they can go & whine about being offended when someone tells them to get a job & pay for it yourself if you want something. omg the inhumanity!!!!! bullocks.

  • alex

    excellent. your picture is worth a thousand words.

  • sox83cubs84

    What Jane Sanders did to Burlington College is what Bernie Sanders will do to America if he gets elected in November.

  • BITEMEHARDLEFT

    This is just the beginning of things that will collapse due to his and his wife’s unhinged way of thinking. All of his followers need a good brain douching and a reality slap in the face to think that all their crap is going to be free. This is how the brainwashing has been going on in our schools for years and his people are the results of it.

  • BITEMEHARDLEFT

    LOL LOL LOL YOUR KILLING ME MAN

  • BITEMEHARDLEFT

    First a building…..Then a country….enough said

  • BITEMEHARDLEFT

    Not that this has anything to do with this article but I noticed they shut off the comment section to Obama being an accomplice to the murders of the illegal immigrants. I would like to just say one thing…TRUMPS EX-BUTLER GOT IT RIGHT.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Really? That’s your argument? The WIFE of a candidate (NOT the candidate) wasn’t a good university administrator therefore….whatever. Let’s talk about Trump University. First a University….Then the whole country is a money-making scam for a blowhard billionaire…enough said. Moron.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Hmmm. FOUR right wing states that originally refused to buy into Obamacare now have. Hmmm.

  • biilyjoe

    Exactly. We need to get together and “let the air out of their tires” before they finish destroying us and our great nation.

  • BITEMEHARDLEFT

    careful your liberal bias is showing…how may jobs has your Blowhard -scam artist-socialist Bernie Sanders created???? ZERO He does not want anyone to have a job because everything is FREE FREE FREE…YEAH RIGHT He is lying to his followers and they are toooo stupid to realize that nothing is free in life you need to earn it. And yes those of us that do have things (because we busted our ass’s for it) that the slackers think they should have for free are as unhinged as Sanders… And yes TRUMP DID BUILD THAT..AND YES IT IS HIS. You should not get sucked into the unhinged liberal biased media most of the time they are not telling the truth because folks like you don’t do your research.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    1) Very few presidents were job creators before entering politics so that argument is ridiculous.
    2) “He does not want anyone to have a job…” False. Ridiculous. AND Pathetic.
    3) Trump built nothing. He inherited a real estate empire, ran it into bankruptcy four times, and put his name on some crappy buildings.
    4) No comment on Trump University? Got it.

  • Austinniceguy

    Hmmm, THREE of the largest insurers have announced plans to exit Obummercare because of financial losses while more and more of his own exchanges continue to close down. Also, more and more citizens are opting to pay the fines rather than pay the ever escalating premiums and deductibles. I wonder what will happen when the rates go up again, next year, and there are less insurers to cover those policies. Hmmm.

  • mjmaf

    Socialists Destroy Lives! One less Liberal mecca for Leftist Protest Studies, Social Justice Studies, and all those other so-called ‘studies’ classes, on useless things to mind-numbingly have shoveled into one’s auto-pilot brain – on How to Destroy America! Bernie – and his Evil Mrs. Co-Minion will Burn/Bern it all down! One less place for our tax-payer blood-letted dollars to be wasted! Good Riddance!

  • BITEMEHARDLEFT

    1. Presidents create an atmosphere for economic growth for companies to create jobs.
    2. Bernie runs on the everything is FREE platform. If its free then why would anyone want to have a job and work?????????????? I have never heard him talk about creating an atmosphere for economic grouth. Only the montra of: The poor cupcakes that don’t want to work are being treated unfairly and those bad banks are taking advantage of you. People that don’t work don’t have bank accounts to be taken advantage of.
    3. If Trump did not know how to make his money grow from his inheritance he would be broke. (lots of lottery winners are broke in a year after winning millions) He must know what he is doing. All you have is 4 bankruptys but you forgot to say how may companys and building have been successful. MANY MANY MANY MORE THAN 4.
    4. ONLY THE LIBRAL BIAS MEDIA is putting their spin on Trump University (They have to dig something up, even if its not been decided by the courts yet) He is only guilty in the eyes of the corrupt media at this point. do you think like them “GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INOCENT”.

  • RMThoughts

    And we have a country that is being destroyed by the debt that the criminals that govern us from both parties are running up. Fortunately the GOPe is giving the socialist an example of fiscal responsibility with the Ryan Omnibus bill. One party, two brands, the rest is BS.

  • alex

    i only hope we are celebrating nov8th! either that or i’ll be playing the death march…..

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    I guarantee you, this nation will not get the next election right. Only repentance toward God can save this nation. This is a good picture of people running to eternal hell.

  • biilyjoe

    Me, also. Otherwise, the sedition and treason to our great nation will continue under the Demon-crats.

  • Austinniceguy

    We can get it right. Have faith, isn’t that what the good book says?

  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    If people actually understood the Bible, they would literally be running for their lives to old fashioned churches. The women would repent from their rebellion, wearing long dresses and the country as a whole would revert back to 1905.

  • David

    1. You are correct that it was Bernie’s WIFE and NOT the candidate who blew it at this college. However, because they are married to each other HE shared in the benefits of her salary while she worked there AND in the windfall when she left!

    2. Husbands and wives tend to talk to one another about their jobs, therefore it stands to reason that Bernie and his wife likely discussed how she was MIS-managing the college and so he knew about what was happening and did nothing to stop it. If it was a public institution (r received Federal Funding via the Student Loan Boondoggle program) then FEDERAL MONIES WERE MISMANAGED and BERNIE DID NOTHING ABOUT IT!

    3. Trump DID build an empire. Yes he did file Bankruptcy 4 times but many of those organizations that went bankrupt are still in operation and employing people. Can you say that about Bernie? Can you say that about Hillary? How many jobs has Obummer created (or created an environment to create) OUTSIDE THE PUBLIC SECTOR? The TRUTH is that all of the statistics this administration has put out have been FAKED and the country has been in a DEPRESSION since Obummer took office!

    4. If Trump were a Socialist or had a (D) behind his name the whole ‘scandal’ about Trump University would never have seen the light of day and the case would have been thrown out. In our country EVERYTHING is political now and the COURTS (who are supposed to be neutral) have gotten in the act of trying to influence and sway elections. The judge was most likely a Clinton donor acting under orders of the Democommunist Party and the Clinton campaign.. As far as you guys on the Left are concerned, ALL Conservatives are ALWAYS GUILTY JUST BECAUSE WE ARE CONSERVATIVES WITHOUT REGARD TO ACTUAL INNOCENCE OR GUILT!!!

    5. Democommunists HATE the private sector (except for their money which they LOVE but only because they STEAL so much of it in TAXES–the highest corporate taxes in the WORLD) because they can’t CONTROL them. Bernie does not want people to work in the private sector because people who have private sector jobs can advance WITHOUT government intervention and can also THINK for themselves!