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NBC's Chuck Todd Flips The Bird On Live National TV
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/14/2011 5:28:58 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Was someone asleep at the switch of Morning Joe's vaunted seven-second delay?

On Morning Joe today, Chuck Todd was seen flipping the bird as the show went to break and he waited to come onto the set. Hat tip reader Ray R. In defense of the NBC political director, he might well have been operating under the assumption that his off-set antics would not be televised.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chucktodd; flippingbird; morningjoe; nbc

1 posted on 12/14/2011 5:29:05 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Whoops! NBC’s Chuck Todd caught flipping the bird on live national TV. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/14/2011 5:29:57 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Just think what you would be seeing and reading today {and for years to come} if this were Hannity.

Oh the outrage!!


3 posted on 12/14/2011 5:33:15 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I enjoyed Trump ripping Todd a new one the other day:

http://nation.foxnews.com/donald-trump/2011/12/05/trump-kicks-chuck-todds-butt-all-over-nbc-news


4 posted on 12/14/2011 5:39:45 AM PST by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who is that woman in the photo with FChuck?


5 posted on 12/14/2011 5:39:51 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

6 posted on 12/14/2011 5:42:14 AM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
"Who is that woman in the photo with FChuck?"

I was wondering the same. Both of them look like they would have a good time with ol' Sandusky in the showers.

7 posted on 12/14/2011 5:45:40 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The History of the Middle Finger (received via e mail yesterday)

“Well, now...here’s something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified.

Isn’t history more fun when you know something about it?

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers.

But, why would they do such a thing?

Because without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as “plucking the yew” (or “pluck yew”).

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew!

Since ‘pluck yew’ is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F’,
and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute!

It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as “giving the bird.”

IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH TODAY!

And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing.”

Believe it or don’t


8 posted on 12/14/2011 5:48:00 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Live TV? MSNBC? Fortunately no one was watching. lol
9 posted on 12/14/2011 5:50:16 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: bert

Hmmmm...sounds like a not quite medieval urban legend.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-pluck-yew.htm


10 posted on 12/14/2011 5:52:33 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hopefully he was facing Mecca.


11 posted on 12/14/2011 5:52:49 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So far so good F Chuck. Now put it behind you and shove it up your a**.


12 posted on 12/14/2011 5:56:36 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Oh my!


13 posted on 12/14/2011 5:59:34 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: bert
Since ‘pluck yew’ is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F’,

The cool things you learn on FreeRepublic!

14 posted on 12/14/2011 6:03:39 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Priceless - This poor guy will have to live with this image the rest of his life.


15 posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:11 AM PST by o2bfree
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To: Dem Guard

Here's to you, F-Chuck!

16 posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:20 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: exit82

>>>The cool things you learn on FreeRepublic!

Trust - but verify. Lots of Urban Legends out there.


17 posted on 12/14/2011 6:07:56 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A man’s behavior, when he thinks nobody is watching, reveals his true character.


18 posted on 12/14/2011 6:11:05 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

That’s about the girliest looking bird I’ve ever seen anybody flip. Even flipped by a girl.


19 posted on 12/14/2011 6:36:19 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This childishness astounds me.


20 posted on 12/14/2011 6:43:49 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: exit82; bert

The cool things you learn on FreeRepublic!

^^^
The stupid stuff that people will believe because they saw it online or in an email.


21 posted on 12/14/2011 6:44:00 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: Bigg Red

I didn’t say I believed it.

I just forgot the /s tag.


22 posted on 12/14/2011 6:54:12 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: HIDEK6

You missed Chelsea Clinton on NBC Nightly the other day.


23 posted on 12/14/2011 6:56:56 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What did she do?


24 posted on 12/14/2011 7:15:04 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: HIDEK6

She soaked up five minutes with a not very newsy “return to Arkansas” story. The amount of lipstick made her look like The Joker from the Batman movie.


25 posted on 12/14/2011 7:19:14 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s saying NBC News is #1....


26 posted on 12/14/2011 7:21:36 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The amount of lipstick made her look like The Joker from the Batman movie.

How rude! That's no way to talk about Webb Hubbell's daughter.

27 posted on 12/14/2011 7:26:03 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I can see that.


28 posted on 12/14/2011 7:30:09 AM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Bigg Red; exit82

29 posted on 12/14/2011 7:38:05 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ErnBatavia

And here I thought Algore invented the internet. Yes, the things you learn on Free Republic!


30 posted on 12/14/2011 7:47:28 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: ErnBatavia

:)


31 posted on 12/14/2011 8:18:32 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: exit82

Okay. Sorry.


32 posted on 12/14/2011 8:19:33 AM PST by Bigg Red (In this Advent season: Prepare ye the way of the Lord.)
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To: Bigg Red

It’s all good, BR. You were performing a public service.


33 posted on 12/14/2011 9:13:00 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

A lot of folks dinged him because he was a bit on the liberal side, but there will never be another Tim Russert.

Especially this bung-hole.


34 posted on 12/14/2011 9:15:34 AM PST by djf (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2801220/posts)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I pretty much do the same thing when I see obama’s face on TV.


35 posted on 12/14/2011 9:25:01 AM PST by jersey117 (.)
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To: HIDEK6
What did she do?

Gave her dad a lewinsky.

36 posted on 12/14/2011 10:05:13 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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