The most left-wing presidential candidate ever is one step closer to winning the Democratic nomination.
While the Bernie Bros are celebrating, the hosts at MSNBC are in total panic mode.
The irony, of course, is that MSNBC has promoted the liberal populist message that is driving the Sanders campaign.
It turns out… you really do reap what you sow.
See Chris Matthews, one of many MSNBC hosts in meltdown mode, compare Bernie’s win to the fall of France to the Nazis in 1940.
Over the last 4 years, Trump has been endlessly compared to Hitler.
It's common for Trump supporters to be labeled "Nazis."
So to see a Democrat-friendly host compare Bernie Sanders winning to the fall of France is a remarkable moment.
Fox News has more details on on Matthews' comments:
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews drew ire on social media Saturday after he compared the Nevada Democratic caucus victory of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to France's fall to the Nazis during World War II.
“I'm reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940," Matthews said during the network's caucus coverage. "And the general calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over,’ and Churchill says, ‘How can it be? You got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It's over.’”
The backlash on Twitter was swift and severe, with many commenters calling for Matthews to resign or be fired. Many pointed out that Sanders' family includes survivors of the Holocaust.
Apparently, Bernie has had spats with MSNBC in the past.
Sanders even confronted MSNBC President Phil Griffin over the network's coverage of his campaign.
Page Six confirms the confrontation:
A separate insider confirmed the confrontation, saying Sanders was so steamed he also sparred with MSNBC boss Phil Griffin outside the green room moments before the debate began. “Sen. Sanders stated, ‘Phil, your network has not been playing a fair role in this campaign. I am upset. Is anything going to change? . . . I hope you will do better.’ ”
The Democratic front-runner has been left seeing red over repeated slights against him by liberal MSNBC pundits and hosts, including Chris Matthews, who suggested the senator might cheer socialist executions in Central Park. And Chuck Todd — a moderator of Wednesday’s debate — even quoted a story that described Sanders supporters as a “digital brownshirt brigade.” Todd was also tackled by seething Sanders onstage after the debate: “I do not appreciate your comment about my supporters,” adding the Holocaust reference was “offensive.”
Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir has said that even Fox News has been “more fair than MSNBC . . . which . . . is constantly undermining the Bernie Sanders campaign.” He told Page Six on Friday, “MSNBC has not been fair to our campaign. Their coverage is condescending on a daily basis. No other campaign gets such negative coverage. Enough is enough.”
The blowback of Chris Matthews' comments was swift.
Many users on Twitter are calling for Matthews to resign or be fired.
This isn't the first time that Matthews has criticized Bernie.
After the Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire, Matthews critiqued Bernie's embrace of socialism.
Apparently... Chris Matthews is now "too moderate" for his party.
Even Media Matters is attacking Matthews for his comments.
The New York Post has the details on the blowback.
Parker Molloy of Media Matters said Matthews’ remarks were “unacceptable.”
“It is absolutely unacceptable that Matthews is making comparisons between Bernie Sanders, whose family was murdered by Nazis, to [email protected] needs to retire. Immediately,” he wrote on Twitter.
Mike Casca, communications director for the Sanders campaign, was left stunned.
“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,” he wrote in a posting. “But here we are.”
It’s not the first time Matthews has been critical of Sanders, a self-described “Democratic socialist,” and his political views.
Responding to Sanders’ appearance at the Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire earlier this month, Matthews condemned the evils of socialism.
“I have my own views of the word socialist and I’ll be glad to share them with you in private and they go back to the early 1950s,” he said during a panel discussion on MSNBC after the debate.
“I have an attitude about them. I remember the Cold War. I have an attitude toward [Fidel] Castro,” he continued. “I believe if Castro and the reds had won the Cold War there would have been executions in Central Park and I might have been one of the ones getting executed. And certain other people would be there cheering.”
Chris Matthews isn't the only host at MSNBC having a meltdown.
Joy Reid also expressed concern.
Democrat strategist James Carville also made a guest appearance and called Putin the "real winner."
See more of the meltdown below: