WATCH Bernie Sanders Call Out Chuck Todd Out For Being The Media Hack He Is

Full disclosure right up front: I don’t like Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. I didn’t like him when he was one of the primary hosts on daytime MSNBC shows, and when he took over from David Gregory on MTP, I stopped watching the show.

But I did go back and watch the exchange between Todd and 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders which took place on yesterday’s show. And it was a beautiful sight.

Todd brought up the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, and said this to Senator Sanders:

“You’ve  continue[d] to walk, straddle a line here. You talk about how your sort-of-pro-NRA votes in Vermont having to do with being about Vermont, not about the nation as a whole.”

Sanders wasted no time in setting Todd straight, and lashed back with:

“Chuck that’s not what I said. I come from a state that has virtually no gun control. And I voted to ban certain types of assault weapons. And I voted to close the gun show loophole. And I voted for instant background checks. And what I said is that as a nation we can’t continue screaming at each other or else we have to find common ground.”

Todd then pivoted to race relations and played a clip of the Vermont Senator attempting to speak at the NetRoots conference and being interrupted by protesters in the audience. Todd painted this encounter as a racial confrontation, and that led Sanders to say:

“It wasn’t a ‘confrontation,’ I was there to speak about immigration reform. And some people started disrupting the meeting.  And the issue that they raised was in fact a very important issue, about black lives matter, about Sandra Bland, about black people getting yanked out of, in this case of Sandra Bland, getting yanked out of an automobile, thrown to the ground and ending up dead three days later because of a minor traffic violation. This is an issue that is a very important issue, an issue of concern that I strongly share.”

Let’s all call it like we see it: Chuck Todd is a hack reporter who is in way over his head as host of one of the most important Sunday news shows in television history. Perhaps it’s time we tell NBC that they need to replace Chuck Todd ASAP. If you’d like to do so, click this link and leave them a message.

Watch Bernie Sanders Take On Chuck Todd

Meet the Press, Courtesy of NBC News.

 This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

 

 

5 thoughts on “WATCH Bernie Sanders Call Out Chuck Todd Out For Being The Media Hack He Is

  1. Beginning with Chuck Todd unashamedly proclaiming that it wasn’t “his job” to get to the truth from guests, selling MTP, and (MS)NBC’s integrity for “access”, which the shows iconic host, TIm Russert, always had regardless of how hard he drilled his guests. Mr. Todd may as well take MTP on the road to FOX…or maybe the Blaze, for all the credibility the show now has, playing what appears to be Corporatist-directed softball with his neocon guests, allowing them to blatantly lie, forwarding the RWNJ agenda, while salaciously grinding anyone and anything perceived as liberal. MTP is unwatchable, and would be better off cancelled than remain in the hands of incredulous Mr. Todd.

  2. I will not watch this anymore, as long as Chuck Todd is running the show. He obviously hates liberals and is a very conservative host. This bias that is so blatant makes it impossible let for him to act as a serious journalist.

  3. What more do we need to see before Chucky Todd is fired from MTP.. Clearly in over his head… Lick David Gregory only worse. Keeping dweebs like Chuck Todd and Luke Russert on board in an election year is absurd… They both should be selling mops and brooms at 3 am…
    While I’m at it, we need to have an open discussion about the extreme political stance of Joe Scarborough on that morning show.. To me it smacks of libel.. Joe is MSNBC’s version of the Trump side show… Facts are not relevant. Progressive views are not permitted.

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