MSNBC anchors keep comparing Sanders’ campaign and its supporters to Nazis, and they’re being called to resign


MSNBC anchors keep comparing Sanders’ campaign and its supporters to Nazis, and they’re being called to resign



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  2. They fucking should. The swastika is out there actively calling to our white sons, and these clowns have the audacity to project that very real phenomenon onto the Sanders campaign.

    Where have they been the past 40 years when he was saying the exact same things from his very public position in government? Did they just discover Bernie?

    Punditry is dead. Their only value right now is as propagandists. People want facts and critical thinking.

  3. Matthews should at least be suspended. That’s just irresponsible on his part. Especially offensive considering much of Sanders’ family was murdered in the Holocaust. How can some of these pundits call themselves Democrats and attack a candidate that is offering FDR-style policies?

  4. MSNBC was the “liberal” channel… as long as people were complacent and didn’t look too closely. Ultimately though, they are just another tentacle of the power-elite, meant only as a distraction.

  5. What an ugly slur. MSNBC is really destroying its image as a legitimate news source with this foul bigoted and anti Semitic attack on Sanders and the millions of working Americans who support him.

  6. Like every other Media outlet, MSNBC is making insane profits because of Trump and not paying taxes, because of Trump. Biden would almost certainly leave corporate taxes non existent and raise them on the middle class. As far as the Media are concerned, Trump is their guy with Biden a remote second.

  7. I’m voting for Bernie in the primary and blue no matter who in the general. But, I wonder how much of my fear of Bernie not being able to beat Trump is justified and how much is me absorbing the bias of the media.

  8. Aren’t *all* news organizations in the US simply businesses that have absolutely no obligation to be truthful to the American people and will always side with their billionaire owners and their corporate sponsors in favor of protecting their culture of greed?

  9. MSNBC anchors are doing exactly what they have been told to do by their billionaire owner.

    NBC/MSNBC is owned and controlled by **billionaire Brian Roberts**. He decides how the news on his TV stations is going to be slanted – and when somebody like Sanders comes along and is a slight irritant to billionaires, he knows how to use his personally owned TV station to put Sanders in his place – and you can bet your bottom dollar that everyone working for NBC/MSNBC knows it.

    [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_L._Roberts](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_L._Roberts)

  10. Matthews didn’t say Sanders is a Nazi or that Nazis are good. He was saying the Sanders campaign ended Biden’s swiftly and completely within three primaries. Should he have used another analogy like the 7 Day War in Israel?

    All of that said, Matthews should apologize for offending. But he clearly wasn’t intentionally likening Sanders to a Nazi. It was the efficiency of the takedown that was being explained.

  11. > “I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940,” Matthews said on MSNBC. “And the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.’ So I had that suppressed feeling.”

    That’s what the headline calls comparing Sanders’ supporters to Nazis. I don’t know what’s more ridiculous, Matthews’ apocalyptic imagery or the headline writer turning it into a godwin. At this point, it’s just watching bad comedy.

  12. Turn off your TV. It’s absolutely useless. Ever since I’ve had the internet in the 90s television was obsolete to me. I’ve never comprehended why people still actively watch anything.

  13. At a bare minimum he should be disciplined by the network and the network owes everyone an official statement. BARE MINIMUM.

  14. >We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred.

    -FDR, Address at Madison Square Garden (1936)

  15. I’m gonna take the devil’s advocate stance here with full expectations of downvotes and being buried in the comments:

    In my opinion – listening to the comment under question – Chris Matthew’s has made a poorly framed metaphor related to a book his reading. He’s attempting to say that in his view, Sanders’ campaign has won the whole thing even though it’s still so early. Unfortunately, the book he’s reading is about WW2 and the quote he chooses both gets his point across and welcomes in an unintentioned comparison to the horrors of the Holocaust. This comparison is made even worse given the Jewish heritage of Bernie Sanders.

    In order to properly judge this situation, I think we’d need to 1) ask Bernie if he was offended 2) ask Chris Matthews if he simply made a mistake in wording. Call-out and cancel culture has a tendency to jump immediately to extremes and I think in this particular scenario, that’s potentially inappropriate and we should extend a degree of good faith to Chris Matthew’s and invite him to apologize.

  16. Not saying it was ok, but the way I took the comment was not comparing Sanders to Nazis. It was comparing the speed with which victory in Nevada was announced, and the speed which Nazi germany took down France.

  17. I can see I am in the minority on this one, but fuck it.

    It was only a nazi comparison to the extent that he noted a parallel between an overwhelming WW2 victory and the Sanders sweep. He wasn’t saying the Sanders campaign was racist or bigoted or anything. That particular analogy sprang to his mind because he was reading about it the previous night, so it was readily available in his mind. He was saying they had an overwhelming victory that opposition didn’t expect.

    It would be like if the Nazis were famous for loving tacos. And some people suddenly show up at a Mexican restaurant in a big group and someone says ‘they swooped in like the Third Reich’. BOO YOU’RE COMPARING US TO NAZIS!! it’s like, well, kinda, but only in their love of tacos. Not all the other stuff.

    Could he have chosen a better analogy? yeah, probably. You do 4 hours of live TV and see how perfect you are.

    Matthews has been fighting against racism and bigoted ideas more fervently than most anchors for decades, so obviously he’s not a bigot. Not everyone needs to disappear forever because of a poorly chosen analogy.

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