Bernie Sanders is far from being the Washington Post's preferred Democratic presidential candidate.

In an editorial posted Tuesday night, the Post praised Hillary Clinton for apparently resisting the self-described socialist's popularity among a large swath of the Democratic base in the early stages of the primary.

"Given the pressure coming from the left wing of her party, and especially the insurgent campaign of Vermont's socialist senator, Bernie Sanders, Ms. Clinton could easily have been expected to pander to progressives — even if that meant committing herself to some of the less responsible points of their agenda," the Post wrote about a speech Clinton gave in New York on Monday laying out some of her domestic policy proposals.

The Post specifically cited Sanders' calls to expand Social Security benefits and to make four years worth of tuition at public colleges and universities free for everyone.

It isn't the first time the Post has been critical of Sanders' candidacy, which many political watchers believe has a big capacity to force Clinton to adopt a more liberal platform ahead of the general election.

In late April, after Sanders announced his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, the Post wrote an editorial wary of his political positions.

"On certain points, however, we already know enough about Mr. Sanders's ideas to hope they don't prevail," the Post said at the time. "He is a particularly simplistic opponent of U.S. global leadership in general, and of President Obama's free-trade agenda in particular. He backs an increase in Social Security benefits, paid for with a massive tax hike on the rich that would shore up the elderly, already heavily supported by the federal government, but leave little for other, more pressing needs."

The Post added, "If it's going to be built on promises like these, we wouldn't want to be a part of Mr. Sanders's revolution."