"Man, it’s fun to cover Julian Assange! He’s got a mansion, he’s got a bracelet, he’s got a website," Dylan Ratigan jokes to open up a mega panel discussion featuring The Nation‘s Ari Berman, Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney and radio host Sam Seder.

Why is the media going crazy over Assange while no one’s paying attention to Bradley Manning, who’s actually doing serious time and facing rough conditions in prison for allegedly leaking classified information? And how much does the content of Bernie Sanders’ 8 1/2 hour filibuster rant match up with Obama’s beliefs?

Ari Berman is the author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight To Rebuild The Democratic Party And Reshape American Politics. Read more about his work here, or follow him on Twitter: @ariberman.

Braden Goyette