For those who may not know, Chuck Todd is NBC’s political director. If you recall, as we were on the final stretch to the finish line of the 2016 election, he essentially relegated Donald Trump, and with it the rest of the Republican party, to the trash can of history for Trump’s surreptitiously-recorded comment that supposedly had every Republican on the planet running for cover to stay away from candidate Donald Trump. He predicted the demise and doom of the party with such assurance, yet he had nothing more than his opinion to support that point of view, with no polling data to support his belief that Hillary had the election locked up for good. There was only one big problem: he was WRONG!
He really seems to have been broken by President Trump, to the point that he bragged on nationally-broadcasted TV program Meet the Press, that he publicly admitted they suppress the truth rather than actually do what they’re billed to do — REPORT the news, not deliver their personal opinion about what they think MIGHT happen…or what they wish will happen. What seems so bizarre is that it seems as if he has forgotten he’s on NBC nationwide, and people are going to see and hear the strange behavior. He keeps publicly humiliating himself.
The first time occurred when Todd’s face melted over Trump calling on China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Although the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee paid a foreigner to pay other foreigners to investigate the Trump campaign (the Steele Dossier), although four Democrat senators actually did threaten to withhold U.S. aid if Ukraine refused to dig up dirt on Trump, all of a sudden Chuck Todd doesn’t like the idea of foreigners investigating Americans. And to prove it, he figuratively ripped off his clothes, lit his hair on fire, and ran screaming around the room about the death of democracy:
I don’t say this lightly. Let’s be frank: a national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of our democracy are under attack from the president. We begin tonight with a series of admissions by the president that all but ensure his impeachment in the House of Representatives. It’s a moment of truth for Republicans, and they have been largely silent on what we have seen from the president. Today, he publicly called on two foreign governments to interfere in the presidential election by investigating his chief 2020 political rival. … This is arguably a national emergency. The Founding Fathers would consider it a national emergency if the president publicly lobbied multiple foreign governments to interfere in the next election.
You can pile every Bette Davis movie on top of every Joan Crawford movie and not come up with that much melodrama.
But just when you thought Todd could not lose any more of his composure, he then goes on the air to brag about how he has decided to suppress the news, how he has decided to hide news from his viewers, as though such a thing is a virtue.
Watch the whole smug thing; it’s unbelievable:
WATCH: The president held a campaign rally last night and attacked Hunter Biden. We cannot in good conscience show it to you @chucktodd: "Politics ain’t beanbag, but it isn’t supposed to be this either. We all need to play a role in not rewarding this kind of politics" pic.twitter.com/ERPk4SJ0Yf
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) October 11, 2019
Is that not the biggest load of bullshit ever, and I do mean ever…
So all of a sudden, if you are “only” a businessman who flew around the world on the vice president’s airplane to cut sweet, foreign business deals for yourself, you are an untouchable private citizen the media won’t ever report on? No matter how shady the deals? No matter how much the vice president’s influence was involved, you are off-limits to media reporting?
Really, that’s the New Standard, those are the New Rules — that it is now off-limits to report on any businessman who profits from political relationships…?
My God, what a liar.
So what we have here is a purported NEWSman admitting he is hiding NEWS from the public, and not just any NEWS, but words spoken by the most consequential figure in the world: the President of the United States.
Here’s the bottom line… Chuck Todd is so insecure, he attacks the president, but he won’t let us hear what he is attacking the president for.