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Sanders praises 'The Big Short' for taking on Wall Street

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 01:03

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders praises Adam McKay, director and screenwriter of ''The Big Short,'' for taking on Wall Street. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recited and praised on Wednesday the Oscar acceptance speech of the screenwriter behind "The Big Short," which tells the story of big banks' collapse in the mid-2000s. Adam McKay and fellow screenwriter Charles Randolph won the Academy Award on Sunday night for best adapted screenplay. Sanders called the film a "brilliant movie" that tells the story of Wall Street's "incredible greed and stupidity" in a creative way. He praised McKay for using his acceptance speech to warn America about the perils of money in politics. "He said, 'Most of all, if you don't want big money to control government, don't vote for candidates that take money from big banks, oil or weirdo billionaires," Sanders told a roaring crowd in Portland, Maine. Sanders has energized the party's liberal wing and brought young people to the polls by attacking income inequality and Wall Street excess.

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Sanders praises 'The Big Short' for taking on Wall Street

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 - 01:03