Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chuck Todd, Card Carrying Villager

Jeremy Scahill of the Nation ate Chuck Todd for lunch on Bill Maher's show. But bigger than that Chuck Todd revealed himself to be a hack on national TV. By his own admission he doesn't care about the facts of any criminal case against torture. All he gives a shit about is how Republicans will react to any prosecutions. So in his world its more important for President Obama and his administration to shield themselves from attack than to enforce the rule of law. And Chuck Todd basically endorses this point of view rather than pointing out that this is not the way our country was founded.

I remember a time when people were saying Chuck Todd would be a better host than David Gregory on Meet The Press. Well Gregory is abysmal so that isn't saying much but if Todd would be better than him it wouldn't by much.


  1. I liked Chuck a lot better when he was just the statistical analyst for the morning MSNBC shows. He got into the White House and now he's all self-righteous. What's worse is that this isn't even the first time someone drank his milkshake in public. I remember when Glenzilla smacked him around a few months ago.

  2. via Glenn Greenwald:

    According to Scahill (via email), Todd approached him after the Maher show and the following occurred:

    Right as we walked off stage, he said to me "that was a cheap shot." I said "what are you talking about?" and he said "you know it." I then said that I monitor msm coverage very closely and asked him what was not true that I said on the show. He then replied: "that's not the point. You sullied my reputation on TV."


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