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MSNBC analyst turns on Chris Matthews over Nazi remarks: 'Gulag thinking'


'Stuck in an old way of thinking'

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MSNBC analyst Anand Giridharadas blasted network colleague Chris Matthews on Sunday as an "out of touch" aristocrat in a "dying aristocracy."

Matthews came under fire Saturday for comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Nevada caucus win to Nazi Germany's victory over France during World War II.

What are the details?

In a fiery statement, Giridharadas also took aim at other liberals and members of the liberal media who are worried that Sanders might win the Democratic nomination.

“This is a moment for curiosity in America," Giridharadas said of Sanders' burgeoning popularity within the Democratic Party. "I think about this network, which I love, you love, and I think we have to look within [MSNBC] also, why is a lobbyist for Uber and Mark Zuckerberg on the air many nights explaining a political revolution to us?

"Why is Chris Matthews on this air talking about the victory of Bernie Sanders, who had kin murdered in the Holocaust, analogizing it to the Nazi conquest of France?" Giridharadas continued. "The people who are stuck in an old way of thinking, in 20th-century frameworks, in gulag thinking, are missing what is going on."

Giridharadas concluded by insisting that people should open their minds to what could possibly be a turning point for the U.S.

"It is time for all of us to step up, rethink, and understand the dawn of what may be, frankly, a new era in American life," he concluded.

What else?

During MSNBC's Saturday caucus coverage, Matthews said, "I'm reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the general calls up [British Prime Minister Winston] 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.'"

Matthews faced severe scrutiny on social media following his remarks, with many critics calling for his resignation.

#FireChrisMatthews also began trending on social media.

You can read more about the fallout from Matthews' remarks here.

(H/T: Fox News)

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