So the Bernie Bro comrades, who are known for spewing online vitriol, are incensed that Chris Matthews compared Bernie Sanders winning in Nevada to a historical event. Because that event involved the NAZIS!
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over” pic.twitter.com/6GJetLoDkq
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020
Poor little fella. As we showed before, he’s finally making the connection between these socialists and the vicious bloodthirsty communists of old. He even said that he would be one of those who would be lined up and shot in Central Park. Well it’s a little too late:
never thought part of my job would be pleading with a national news network to stop likening the campaign of a jewish presidential candidate whose family was wiped out by the nazis to the third reich.
but here we are. https://t.co/2G1bqZ6bkI
— mike casca (@cascamike) February 22, 2020
Now look, who cares, right? Dem on Dem violence. BUT, Matthews wasn’t comparing the ideology of Bernie to that of the Nazis. He was just making a comparison to the monumental and decisive victory. In this political atmosphere, such fine distinctions of rhetorical nuance are willfully ignored.
Fired immediately! I wonder if he meant to say “fired on”!
For once, I’m not being sarcastic here. I’m dead serious.
I’m really, really insulted by a major pundit on an allegedly liberal news network comparing a Jewish candidate’s overwhelming caucus victory to the French losing a battle with the Nazis.
Get this lunatic off the air. https://t.co/HZXWl3ceS7
— Alex Kotch (@alexkotch) February 22, 2020
Chris Mathews has been generous to me on a number of occasions, even blurbing my book. However, his constant references to political violence and today Nazism to describe Bernie Sanders campaign is beyond the pale. @HardballChris must resign or be fired from @MSNBC.
— Arun Chaudhary (@ArunChaud) February 22, 2020
Yashar is a little more measured:
That is fair.
.@HardballChris just compared Bernie Sanders and his movement to Hitler and the Nazis on national television.
Sanders, who is Jewish and lost family in the Holocaust, is on track to be the nation’s first Jewish president.
Enough with this. Matthews should not be on the air. https://t.co/TBC9bOmdfa
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) February 22, 2020
Yeah that dude has said way worse on air, trust me he ain’t gonna resign. BUT he probably should. Because I know what is going to happen. Bernie is gonna win the nomination and Matthews is going to be pressured to bow to the new leader. Will he stick to his principles or take a knee? It’s gonna be so fun to find out…