Meet the Press
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.”
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.
On Sunday, NBC’s Meet The Press will air an interview with President Donald Trump, conducted by the network’s political director, Chuck Todd. While Todd’s interviews with 2020 Democratic contenders have consisted largely of challenges from the left interspersed with the odd softball, Trump is unlikely to receive the same friendly treatment.
Perhaps driven by an obsessive belief in the collusion delusion, NBC political director Chuck Todd spent Sunday declaring that President Trump was “interfering” with British politics and trying to help get former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson elected prime minister. Meanwhile, Todd had either defended or ignored President’s Obama’s efforts to get his preferred leaders and policies voted in around the globe.
The liberal media loves to lecture their viewers about how we need to stand up to hatred and bigotry and anyone who doesn’t was a coward. Obviously, that only applied to President Trump and Congressional Republicans because, during an over six-minute long interview on Sunday’s Meet the Press, NBC political director Chuck Todd failed to question Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on her recent anti-Semitic remarks.
On Tuesday's MTP Daily, MSNBC host Chuck Todd again put on display the fact that journalists are so far to the left on abortion that they actually sometimes press Democrats to go even further left instead of making an effort to look balanced. As Emily's List president Stephanie Schriock appeared as a guest, Todd repeatedly suggested that Democrats should be more strident about pushing abortion rights, even hinting Democrats should cut funding for rare pro-life Democratic candidates.
Here's one obvious way Chuck Todd isn't trying to be Tim Russert. Instead of asking Bernie Sanders a hardball about why he explicitly praised America's communist enemies during the Cold War, he framed the question as a Democrat primary voter would frame it. How are you going to get around the oafish conservatives and their nasty tweets?
Appearing on Meet the Press Sunday, Princeton University professor and frequent MSNBC guest Eddie Glaude urged Congressional Democrats to “uphold their Constitutional responsibility,” clearly implying that he was talking about starting impeachment hearings. In addition, Glaude resurrected some conspiracy theories about Republicans only winning competitive elections last year by resorting to sinister practices.
It might be safe to say that NBC political director Chuck Todd was invested in or, at least, very eager to have Democrats start actively chasing down President Trump via impeachment. After seemly trying to goad Congressional Democrats into starting an impeachment case earlier on Sunday, Todd grilled Congressman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) during Meet the Press on why he and party leadership had not done more to get rid of Trump.
There's something about interviewing Kellyanne Conway that makes the "objective" anchors a little crazy. Taking a look at the official Meet the Press transcript from Sunday suggests that Todd asked Conway a question -- or more likely, interjected/interrupted -- 56 times in a 15-minute interview. Later in the show, Todd conducted a very polite interview with Gov. Jay Inslee. He questioned Inslee just 12 times in eight minutes.
Shortly after interviewing Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd brought in his panel to discuss the immigration crisis at the southern border. While the panel was split on whether or not there actually is a crisis on the border, they all seemed united in their contempt for President Trump; melting down over his “performative narcissism” and warning of a “genuine democratic crisis” because of his “lack of governance.”
Since news broke over the weekend that former South Carolina Senator Erniest Hollings had passed, his controversial history on race has been substantially whitewashed in media reports which have gone so far as to praise him over the ending of segregation in his home state. This odd bestowing of credit comes even though he ran for governor as a segregationist, and school desegregation did not occur until after he left office in 1963.