It is delicious to see our favorite socialists reap the benefits of capitalism. Infuriating, yes...but also hilarious. You have to laugh so you won't cry.
Bernie Sanders was confronted on CBS News over the
$95 tickets for his book tour
. Margaret Brennan asked,
"Tickets for your tour apparently are selling for $95 on TicketMaster [...] Aren't you benefitting yourself from this system that you're trying to dismantle?"
\u201cCBS's Margaret Brennan calls out socialist Bernie Sanders benefiting from capitalism while railing against it: "Tickets for your tour apparently are selling for $95 on TicketMaster...Aren't you benefitting yourself from this system that you're trying to dismantle?"\u201d
Bernie immediately deflected and blamed his publisher before bragging that most tickets are a mere $40-$50. Plus, you get the book "for free". Even Brennan couldn't help but chuckle at this comment.
Bernie also said he's "not particularly" happy about doing business with Ticketmaster, but he has to "operate within the system" to write a book. Last year, Ticketmaster was blasted by Democrats over the Taylor Swift concert fiasco, when a website crash led to tickets going for as much as $22,000 on resale sites. Our other favorite socialist darling,
, condemned the company by
"Daily reminder that Ticketmaster is a monopoly. It's a
merger with LiveNation should never have been approved, and they need to be reigned in.”
Bernie's new book,
"It's Ok to Be Angry About Capitalism,"
a progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and a blueprint for what transformational change would actually look like."
So yes, it is quite hilarious that Bernie is using the very same "uber-capitalist" structures condemned in his book to market said book. And charging $95, or $50 with a "free" book. Which
goes for $22 on Amazon
But if you only purchase the book, you don't get the valuable lessons from Bernie, who is, in fact, a millionaire, on how to stop being ripped off by millionaires. And that's priceless. Or approximately $40-$95. Same difference, really.