Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News says, “MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd is facing backlash on Monday night for suggesting that supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., are part of a ‘digital brown shirt brigade.’”
According to urbandictionay .com, “brown shirts” are, “Soldiers in Hitler’s storm trooper army during the Nazi regime. They were called this because of the colored shirts they wore. To call someone a ‘brown shirt’ is to call them a Nazi soldier, usually hinting that they oppose human rights or freedom.”
“During a panel discussion on Sanders’ surge ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Todd cited a column critical of Sanders’ online support,” Wulfsohn added.
‘“I want to bring up something that Jonathan Last put in The Bulwark today,’ Todd began. ‘Here’s what he says, “No other candidate has anything like this digital brown shirt brigade. I mean, except for Donald Trump. The question that no one is asking is this; what if you can’t win the presidency without an online mob? What if we now live in a world having a bullying, agro-social media running around, hobbling everyone who sticks their head up is either an important ingredient for or a critical marker of success?”’”
Ya.., the other democrats only wish they had “on-line mobs” like Bernie does, or even more so, like President Trump has!
“He continued, ‘I know that everybody’s freaking out about this, but you saw the MAGA rally that’s preparing around here. There are people coming from three or four states on that. That’s real — and this is like Bernie.’”
Uh…, not quite. You would be more correct that Bernie is like President Trump…, only on a much smaller scale.
“That sparked major backlash on social media, with the hashtag #firechucktodd trending on Twitter.”
Fire Chuck Todd?!
Why, they’re not claiming he’s “fake news” are they?!
In Chuck Todd’s defense, I’m sure he was just following marching orders…, sticking with the “brown shirts,” military type theme.
What we have here is a case of the democrat establishment “throwing some shade” Bernie’s way.
They have to incrementally attack Bernie, because Bernie will not be allowed to win…, let’s make that clear.
I mean Bernie isn’t even a democrat after all…, he’s an “independent.”
He’s allowed to get into the mix, and to bring voters to the table…, but he’s not allowed to actually win.
“Sanders’ national press secretary, Briahna Gray, blasted the Nazi-inspired comparison.”
‘“Digital brown shirt brigade.’ That’s how our Jewish candidate’s supporters are being described on the MSM [Main Stream Media]. The contempt shown for ordinary people is really something,’ Gray tweeted.”
Unless, of course, that “contempt” is directed at Trump supporters! Then it’s acceptable.
I’m sure “The Squad” members, led by AOC, would not have any problem with the anti-Semitic and idiotic Nazi undertones here.
“Todd faced similar blowback in December insulting Trump voters by suggesting they ‘want to be lied to since they believe in fairy tales — like Noah’s Ark.’”
Excuse me…, but what in the hell are you talking about, Chuck?!
You’re insulting every Christian out here by calling The Bible a “fairy tale,” and then questioning their intelligence.
“On a special installment of ‘Meet the Press,’ Todd spent much of the show focused on the spread of ‘misinformation’ in the media landscape.”
Oh really? Conveniently leaving MSNBC, CNN, and all the rest of the liberal media out of that “landscape,” no doubt.
“But, during a panel discussion, he pointed to a letter to the editor of the Lexington Herald Leader from January 2019, something Todd thought was a ‘fascinating attempt’ to explain why so many Americans support President Trump.”
Oh, please…, enlighten us all with your “fascinating” explanation!
“The letter read, ‘[W]hy do people support Trump? It’s because people have been trained from childhood to believe in fairy tales. … This set their minds up to accept things that make them feel good. … The more fairy tales and lies he tells the better they feel. … Show me a person who believes in Noah’s ark and I will show you a Trump voter.’”
Ok…, show me someone who believes money grows on trees…, that Socialism will solve all of our problems…, and that the earth is going to end in 10 years…, and I’ll show you a liberal democrat.
‘“This gets at something, Dean, that my executive producer likes to say, “Hey, voters want to be lied to sometimes.” They don’t always love being told hard truths,’ Todd told New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet.”
Yes, we know Chuck. Democrat voters are especially represented here!
‘“I’m not quite sure I buy that,’ Baquet immediately responded. ‘I’m not convinced that people want to be lied to. I think people want to be comforted, and I think bad politicians sometimes say comforting things to them.’”
Ya don’t say, Mr. Baquet…, ya don’t say.
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