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Chuck Todd and the
Demise of True Journalism

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Posted By: StormCnter, 10/8/2019 1:53:25 PM

Chuck Todd received plaudits from his media peers for lambasting Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s investigation of the FBI as “Fox News conspiracy propaganda stuff” during a hostile 10-minute “Meet the Press” interview on Sunday. The Washington Post offered up a story headlined “‘Who leaked?’ An analysis of GOP Sen. Ron Johnson’s conspiracy-minded defense of Trump.’” The Daily Beast declared, “GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Loses It on ‘Meet the Press.’” Business Insider went with “GOP Senator Ron Johnson had a 'Fox News conspiracy' meltdown.” Columbia Journalism Review covered the story under the banner “The Sunday shows turn on Trump’s enablers.”

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Chuck Todd is so fidgety he's difficult to watch. And he's so off-the-charts biased, it's impossible to listen to him.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: hoopsfan 10/8/2019 2:04:04 PM (No. 201366)
To think that Meet the Press actually was a legitimate news/interview show with creator/host Lawrence Spivak for many years and Tim Russert for a long period of time. Perhaps they leaned left somewhat, but they at least tried to be fair. Chuck Todd is the worst.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 10/8/2019 2:12:40 PM (No. 201373)
I’ll try again since the thought police here said my post had invalid content, whatever that means.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EliotRosewater49 10/8/2019 2:13:18 PM (No. 201374)
I despise most all so-called journalists.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 10/8/2019 2:18:17 PM (No. 201377)
To the media it's all just spin and buzz in pursuit of an agenda. There is no longer any reporting, just unaccountable propaganda organizations whose owners don't care how many people are listening. Viewership used to matter. Tick off the public and you lost viewership and your show. That is no longer true. You just need to do what the people at the top want. Since the organizations are stacked from bottom to top with drones, that isn't a problem. Consider that. The "news" used to be an organ of the people. People would have to buy papers. That forced the news to keep in sync, mostly, with the public. Now, ads fuel the news. Those advertising don't suffer all that much if a media organization steps in it. They just switch over to another place until the fervor dies down. Without the need to be in sync with the people, the media no longer is. They CANNOT fill their Constitutional role because no longer speak for the public or act on their behalf.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: janjan 10/8/2019 2:54:34 PM (No. 201407)
Saw a clip of the interview (if you could call it that). Todd was obnoxious and confrontational. This is what wins praise from liberal media. Actual competent journalism is not even a goal anymore.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DanvilleBill 10/8/2019 3:55:22 PM (No. 201470)
Thanks #1 for remembering Larry Spivak. He invented MTP. I heard about him from my great, great, great, great grandparents. In those days TV only offered Larry or test patterns.
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