MSNBC’s Matthews compares gun rights supporters to Nazis

Chris Matthews of MSNBC is the latest violator of Godwin’s Law after he compared gun rights supporters to Nazis during his show on Thursday night. According to a report by Scott Whitlock on the Media Research Center’s Newsbusters blog, Matthews made the comparison while reporting on President Barack Obama‘s latest push to pass gun control measures.

During last night’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” the left-leaning talk show host was discussing the latest move by the White House in what he called the “historic battle for gun safety.” Yesterday, President Obama appeared at the White House with several mothers who lost children to gun violence, and accused gun rights supporters of trying to capitalize on the nation’s short attention span. “There are some powerful voices on the other side that are interested in running out the clock or changing the subject or drowning out the majority of the American people to prevent any of these reforms from happening at all,” he said. “They’re doing everything they can to make all our progress collapse under the weight of fear and frustration or their assumption is that people will just forget about it.”

Matthews took the rhetoric to the next level during his MSNBC broadcast by comparing those gun rights supporters to Nazis from the movie “Casablanca.”

“You know that scene in Casablanca when the French police captain shoots the Nazi,” Matthews said. “And Humphrey Bogart does the right thing by Ingrid Bergman, and the anti-Nazi hero Victor Laszlo says ‘Welcome back to the fight, Rick.’ Well, I felt that way today watching President Obama get back to the front in the historic battle for gun safety. Not Biden, not Bloomberg, but the twice-elected leader of this country out there leading the charge for America to do the right thing…So I say it loudly and proudly, welcome back to the fight, Mr. President.”

Not only did Matthews violate Godwin’s Law, the internet-based rule that anyone who invokes Hitler or the Nazis in an argument is deemed the loser of said argument, but he recounted the “Casablanca” scene incorrectly. Whitlock points out that it is Bogart’s character of Rick that shoots the Nazi, not the police captain.

Victor Medina writes for Yahoo News and his political blog His other writing credits include The Dallas Morning News and He has served as a Dallas County election judge and on the Board of Directors of The Sixth Floor Museum. You can follow him on his blog, or on Twitter at @mrvictormedina. He can be reached by email at [email protected]. Click here to receive a weekly email update from To be notified of future stories by Victor Medina, click the SIGN UP or SUBSCRIBE button at the top of this page.

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