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MTP mocked for Buzzfeed panelist and Chuck Todd’s absurd ‘stereotyping’

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We already knew NBC’s “Meet the Press” was in trouble, but today’s episode serves as further evidence.

Seems like tough times for Meet the Press – today’s panel includes the “Washington bureau chief” for… Buzzfeed.

— Chris Zucker (@cjzxyz) September 21, 2014

No wonder Meet The Press is # 3 in the ratings. They have a Buzzfeed bike messenger on their panel. Get a starched shirt and suit dopey!

— FakeNewsBlues (@FakeNewsBlues) September 21, 2014

Meet the press has a panel member from buzzfeed. Yeah I thought this was a show for educated adults

— Phil Vail (@phildaddy90) September 21, 2014

Just watched the panel on Meet The Press like I was reading the Sunday funnies. Those folks were hilariously out of their skulls. #MTP

— Dana Loves Racing (@DriverAppear) September 21, 2014

It's nice how Meet The Press has an illiterate clown from Buzzfeed on, just in case anyone has a question about lists of pictures.

— Brett Jensen (@BrettJensenITV) September 21, 2014

The show’s genius host, Chuck Todd, decided to divide America between the “Starbucks nation” and the “Chick-fil-A country.”

Dimwit Chuck Todd: Midterms boil down to "Starbucks Nation" vs. "Chick-Fil-A Country." You can't spell "oversimplification" without "MTP!"

— Ben Zelevansky (@BenZelevansky) September 21, 2014

Idiot @chucktodd's election analysis is "Starbucks" versus "Chick-fil-A"? No fucking stereotyping there! #mtp @meetthepress Click!

— RB Blair (@TuxcedoCat) September 21, 2014

But @chucktodd, what happens if you like Starbucks AND Chik-fil-A!?!

— Nacho (@amynacho) September 21, 2014

Chuck Todd divides the USA into "Starbucks nation" and "Chick-Fil-A country." So his plan to save Meet the Press is asinine generalizations.

— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) September 21, 2014

More insipid sophistry from Chuck Todd, who splits U.S. into "Starbucks Nation" and "Chick-Fil-A Country" pic.twitter.com/QIfuzFoV1y

— John Persinos (@JohnPersinos1) September 21, 2014

Dear @chucktodd: I don't go to Starbucks or Chik-Fil-A. What kind of American am I? #MeetThePress #Stupidity #NBC

— Rebecca Bowers (@rebowers) September 21, 2014

How can you be sure “Meet the Press” is on a downward spiral? When you see tweets like this:

OK, folks are mocking the Starbucks/Chick-Fil-A stuff, but c'mon, this was the best @meetthepress in a long time @chucktodd

— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) September 21, 2014

Editor’s note: The title has changed to correct a spelling error.

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Chuck Todd gets a reality check after Trump supporters verbally attack press in GA

So, this just happened during Donald Trump’s rally tonight in Atlanta, GA today:

Wow.

Fellow NBC reporter Chuck Todd wasn’t happy:

Says the guy who works for the network that lets Trump call in daily and gives him tons of free media? Here’s Todd from this morning not pressing Trump on his his comments about Iraq:

Time for a reality check, Chucky:

Heh. Tune in tomorrow and see if the cast of “Morning Joe” says anything about it.

Chuck Todd embarrasses self during last night’s debate?

One of the better moments at last night’s CNBC debate was when Ted Cruz called out the moderators for their idiotic questions and hit Democrat candidates as a really just a “debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.”

Cruz meant the Bolshevik/Menshevik line as critique of the Dem debate moderators who accepted the candidates’ embrace of socialism without any critique of the failed economic doctrine, but that was lost on the CNBC crew last night:

It was also lost on NBC’s Chuck Todd (maybe):

We’re not sure if he was joking or not, but last night and early this morning, the reaction was pretty much in the “he’s serious” camp:

From Wikipedia:

The Mensheviks subscribed to an Orthodox Marxist view of social and economic development, believing that socialism could not be achieved in Russia due to its backward economic conditions, and that Russia would first have to experience a bourgeois revolution and go through a capitalist stage of development before socialism was technically possible and before the working class could develop the necessary consciousness for a socialist revolution.[8] Thus, the Mensheviks were opposed to the Bolshevik idea of a Vanguard party and pursuit of socialist revolution in Russia.

So, no Chuck. Mensheviks are not just socialists who speak Yiddish, be he should have known that (Or maybe he did know that):

Now there is some debate if Todd’s tweet was just a joke or not:

For the record, we don’t see any indication that Chuck Todd has specifically said he was joking however. To be continued…

NBC News’ Chuck Todd slams CNN for ‘breaking news’ overkill; CNN producer returns fire

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Chuck Todd, NBC’s chief White House correspondent and host of “Daily Rundown” on MSNBC, believes that CNN’s continual use of “breaking news” for stories about the missing Malaysia Airlines jet when there is no “new” information to report threatens to discredit the entire television news industry.

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Todd’s criticism of CNN began a couple days ago:

http://twitter.com/#!/chucktodd/status/446408195435921408

CNN’s ridiculous coverage and speculation about the fate of the Malaysia Airlines 777 aside, Todd’s admission that he could be throwing those stones from inside a glass house was a solid disclaimer.

http://twitter.com/#!/Roman_BradySr/status/447012334196641792

As first reported by Politico, Vaughn Sterling, senior producer of CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, returned Chuck Todd’s volley back into his side of the court:

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Your move, Mr. Todd.

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie reveals weekend wedding, tweets photo [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/feldmike/status/445511372504580096

Hmm. Why that question? Savannah Guthrie’s reply hints at the reason.

http://twitter.com/#!/SavannahGuthrie/status/445511880405028864

“I do” … and they did!

http://twitter.com/#!/feldmike/status/445517717437943810

“Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie revealed her nuptials on air Monday morning and tweeted out that gorgeous photo.

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http://twitter.com/#!/mikeallen/status/445515541323984896

Congratulations, including from fellow journos Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd and George Stephanopoulos poured in.

http://twitter.com/#!/GStephanopoulos/status/445519053390876672
http://twitter.com/#!/bschreibs/status/445521817269440512
http://twitter.com/#!/LRCIndy/status/445518000142045184
http://twitter.com/#!/Limeylizzie/status/445521263705210880

Heh.

http://twitter.com/#!/susanh121/status/445520524433977344

Amen. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Update: More photos courtesy of Al Roker.

http://twitter.com/#!/alroker/status/445527095792640000

Double congratulations:

http://twitter.com/#!/JamieStelter/status/445524992982528000
http://twitter.com/#!/MeganKToday/status/445526741470425088

Chuck Todd questions existence of ‘any actual real victims’ in IRS scandal

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is still really on the fence about this whole IRS “scandal” thing:

Todd said the following at the end of a commentary on “The Daily Rundown” during which he questioned if “explicitly political organizations should be filing as tax exempt social welfare groups under the tax code”:

So while the IRS is certainly not a good guy here they have been terrible about being forthcoming. Are there any actual real victims? Folks, this scandal is not black and white since frankly two wrongs don’t make a right. We know what really is working here for Republicans. Beating up the IRS, good for the base. Good politics there makes for great fundraising e-mails. But let’s remember what the controversy itself is about.

Because Todd concluded those organizations shouldn’t be allowed to file tax exempt status, he asked if that wasn’t reason enough to believe were no victims in the IRS’ admitted targeting. The full transcript and video at Newsbusters.

Citizens were happy to help Todd answer that question:

Todd’s question sounds like the IRS scandal’s version of “what difference does it make?”

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Which tough #ChuckToddQuestions will president face on ‘Meet the Press’?

NBC’s Chuck Todd heads to the White House Saturday to tape what will be his inaugural interview as the new host of “Meet the Press.” Getting the president to appear on your first show is quite the coup, although as Phil Kerpen tweeted Thursday, will viewers get the “boring, typical, suck-up interview of POTUS? Or the kind of hammering Tim [Russert] would have administered?”

That will depend on the questions Todd asks the president. In anticipation, Twitter users have been placing their bets on which of those #ChuckToddQuestions will be asked.


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The real question:

 

‘Whistling past the graveyard’: Bruce Braley’s about to be ‘history’ [photo]

Patience, Chuck. Patience …

Iowa Dem Bruce Braley has stepped up to the plate:

Oh, “Bruce Bailey” … bless your li’l heart.

Yep. Sounds about right.

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Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’?

Last month, Fox News host Howard Kurtz bemoaned the “cruel circus” of rumors that David Gregory was on the way out at NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Chris Wallace also condemned the rumors, chastising NBC for leaving Gregory “twisting in the wind.”

Those rumors have only grown, though, with the latest word on the street that Chuck Todd will replace Gregory on Sunday mornings. Politico reports:

Chuck Todd, the NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent, is likely to succeed David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press,” with the change expected to be announced in coming weeks, top political sources told POLITICO’s Mike Allen.

The move is an effort by NBC News President Deborah Turness to restore passion and insider cred to a network treasure that has been adrift since the death of Tim Russert in 2008. Gregory, his replacement, suffered from low ratings and, in recent months, an onslaught of negative press reports.

While Todd is not a classic television performer, sources said his NBC bosses have been impressed by his love of the game, which brings with it authenticity, sources and a loyal following among newsmakers and political junkies.

Who knew? National Review’s Jonah Goldberg is a Chuck Todd fan. No, really.


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You read that correctly: “right-wing shills.” Richard Grenell, please bring us back to reality.

‘Don’t u dare’! ‘Butthurt’ lapdog Chuck Todd lashes out at Obama critic

Eh, what else is new?

Earlier today, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd tweeted about the president’s claim that the Bergdahl fiasco is just a “whipped-up” controversy:

Tweeter Harriet Baldwin had something to say about that:

And that’s when Chuck got really mad. The lapdog bristled at Baldwin’s temerity and leaped to his master’s defense:

Got that? “Don’t u dare” question The One!

Heel, Chuck!

http://twitter.com/#!/AvgJosephine/status/474575157961695232

Exactly.

You know what they say … hell hath no fury like a lapdog scorned:

To a “t.”

Parting words for the shameless journo-tool:

Bam!

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