MSNBC host Chuck Todd finds himself in very hot water this morning after he compared supporters of Bernie Sanders to Nazi “brownshirts” during the Monday edition of “Meet the Press Daily,” Newsweek reports:
“Hosting a panel discussion on MSNBC yesterday, Todd said: ‘I want to bring up something that Jonathan Last put in the Bulwark today, and it was about how—and Ruth we’ve all been on the receiving end of the Bernie online brigade.
“Here’s what he says: ‘No other candidate has anything like this sort of digital brownshirt brigade. I mean, except for Donald Trump. The question no one is asking is this: What if you can’t win the presidency without an online mob?'”
— 29 U.S.C. § 157 (@OrganizingPower) February 10, 2020
It didn’t take long before a new hashtag was born on Twitter: #FireChuckTodd. And reaction on social media was a mixture of horror, rage, and a reminder that members of Bernie’s family perished in the Holocaust. Take a look at some of the reaction:
#firechucktodd Should be trending every day because he’s a horrible “journalist”. Calling the supporters of a Jewish senator “brownshirts” is low though even for him.
— Jared Besemer (@JaredBesemer) February 11, 2020
Equating the supporters of a jewish candidate whose family was killed in concentration camps to Nazis is not only infuriating it is almost one of the most stomach churning things that I have witnessed in the Medias continuing attacks against Bernie Sanders #FireChuckTodd
— Baked Yoshi 🏴 (@saccvan) February 11, 2020
— 🌹consommé professional 🌹 (@drugcircus) February 11, 2020
— 🌹Kathy Solidarity Durkin 🌹🥯 (@nowwerevolt) February 11, 2020
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) February 11, 2020
A truly disgusting remark directed at a man who had many ancestors murdered in the Holocaust. This is totally disqualifying for a major TV news anchor and Chuck Todd should be replaced #FireChuckTodd
— arcadiafilm (@ArcadiaFilm) February 11, 2020
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