New Hampshire Voter Tells MSNBC: Your “Cynical” Coverage Made Me Vote for Bernie Sanders

A New Hampshire voter told MSNBC that the network’s coverage of the Democratic primaries caused her to vote for Vermont Sen. Bernie sanders.

"I want to say, the reason I went for Bernie is MSNBC,” a woman at a diner told host Ari Melber as he interviewed patrons.

"Go on," Melber urged.

"I think it is completely cynical to say that he has lost 50% of his vote from the last time when there were two candidates," the woman replied. "This time there are multiple, wonderful candidates that would be great candidates and people that we could unify behind."

"The kind of 'Stop Bernie' cynicism that I heard from a number of people... It made me angry, so I said, Bernie's got my vote," she added.

Chuck Todd likened Bernie voters to Nazis:

The woman’s comments came after several MSNBC hosts did little to hide their disdain for Sanders and his supporters.

On Monday, host Chuck Todd quoted an op-ed from the conservative outlet The Bulwark.

"Hey I want to bring up something that Jonathan Last put in The Bulwark today," Todd said. "It was about how—and Ruth, we've all been on the receiving end of the Bernie online brigade—here's what he says: He says 'no other candidate has anything like this sort of digital brownshirt brigade. I mean, except for Donald Trump.'"

"I know everybody's freaking out about his, but you saw the MAGA rally that's prepared around here," he added. "There are people coming from three or four states on that, that's real... This is like Bernie."

"'Digital brownshirt brigade.' That's how our Jewish candidate's supporters are being described on the [mainstream media]," Sanders press secretary Briahna Joy Gray tweeted in response. "The contempt shown for ordinary people is really something."

Chris Matthews worried he’ll get shot:

Fellow host Chris Matthews went on an absolutely unhinged rant about Sanders last Friday.

"I have my own views of the word 'socialist' and I'd be glad to share them with you in private," Matthews said. "They go back to the early 1950s. I have an attitude about them. I remember the Cold War, I have an attitude towards Castro. 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, okay?”

"So I have a problem with people who took the other side. I don't know who Bernie has supported over these years, I don't know what he means by socialism -- one week it's Denmark, we're going to be like Denmark. Okay, that's harmless. That's basically a capitalist country with good social welfare programs. Denmark,” he added. "What does he think of Castro? That's a good question, what's he think of Fidelismo?"

Host Chris Hayes pointed out that Sanders is "pretty clearly in the Denmark category."

"Is he? How do you know? Did he tell you that?" Matthews demanded.


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