On Sunday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd gushed like a geyser over controversial U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe. He began by insisting Rapinoe "right now is bigger than LeBron, bigger than Brady, bigger than just about anyone in the sports world and maybe beyond," and "we are very happy" for her to appear.
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd joined Andrea Mitchell on the latter’s Friday show to talk about Alex Acosta's resignation as Secretary of Labor, but their subject matter eventually changed to Trump's poll numbers with Hispanics with Todd eventually asking, "How many different ways does the Republican Party want to alienate Hispanics?"
The first panel discussion on Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press focused entirely on immigration-related topics. A group of supposedly objective reporters whined about President Trump’s immigration policies while moderator Chuck Todd pushed a conspiracy theory that “the damage is done” regarding the citizenship question because even if it does not end up on the census, “many Hispanics may hear that it is on the form and they fear that it’s on the form.”
From hoping the first Democratic candidate debates would produce a savior from the “cruel” “dictator” Donald Trump to condemning his “Guantanamo Bay” for children and then raining on the President’s Fourth of July parade, the following are the most obnoxious moments of media bias over the last month.
Despite the fact that there were four North Korean nuclear tests under President Obama and only one under President Trump (none in almost 2 years) and gave everything away to Cuba for nothing, Sunday’s editions of ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Sunday Today rushed to declare Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-un at the DMZ to be nothing more than just a photo op.
All kinds of Democrats said it, so why not their allies in the media? I’m speaking here of the media chorus that insisted — insisted — that what President Trump, in an Oval Office address to the nation in January called a “humanitarian crisis” at the border — was in fact nothing more than a “manufactured crisis.”
he NBC moderators on Thursday spent the second night of Democratic debates ignoring some of the gaffes, shocking comments and startling positions of the 2020 contenders. Most significantly, moderators Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart failed to ask Joe Biden about his revelation that the Vice President OPPOSED Barack Obama’s decision to execute the raid that killed terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
During Wednesday’s Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee accused NBC’s Chuck Todd of “dropping the ball” by letting President Trump “off with softball questions about where he’s going to build his library without once mentioning his many accusers” during his sit-down with President Trump, which aired on Meet the Press Sunday. Bee had harsh words for Todd and others in the media, whom she slammed for getting “tired of talking about how the President did sexual assault a bunch.”
The NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo panel that questioned the first 10 Democratic 2020 candidates spent most of Wednesday night’s debate cuing up liberal talking points and rarely confronted the contenders with the idea that their hard-edged leftism might drive away middle-of-the-road voters. An MRC analysis finds 39 of the questions at the debate echoed liberal talking points or were framed around a liberal world view, vs. only five that challenged liberal/Democratic assumptions.
The NBC and MSNBC hosts for the very first 2020 Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday catered to the party’s far-left base, offering questions about just how to take guns away from Americans, the need for aggressive action on climate change and repeated questions about how the nominee would fight the looming threat of Mitch McConnell.
It could get nasty tonight and tomorrow when NBC’s moderators bring up the topic of Donald Trump during the Democratic candidates debate. If recent history is a guide expect the moderators to ask questions that push the candidates to criticize Trump and his administration’s policies while treating some candidates – like Bernie Sanders – as heroes. The following are just a few examples of NBC’s debate moderators most liberal moments since Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, as culled from the MRC’s archives:
It was President Trump’s first interview with NBC’s Meet the Press since taking office, and political director and moderator Chuck Todd was not going to waste his opportunity to confront the President from the left. In contrast with his softball interviews with some of the 2020 Democratic candidates, Todd wasn’t afraid to get in the President’s face about topics like immigration. Todd demanded to know if Trump was holding migrant kids “hostage” at the border and whether or not he was “prepared to lose” in 2020.