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  • Time Running Out for David Gregory on “Meet the Press”

    07/23/2014 2:05:39 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 27 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 23 2014 | Don Irvine
    The New York Post’s Page Six reports today that David Gregory could be replaced as moderator of Meet the Press shortly after the November election. Rumors have been swirling for months about Gregory’s future at Meet the Press, as the ratings have sunk by 45 percent since he took over from the late Tim Russert in 2008. Gregory has turned Russert’s decade-long run at number one into a perennial third-place finish among Sunday morning talk shows. The Post reported that while NBC News President Deborah Turness is publicly supportive of Gregory, she is seriously concerned about the ratings problems. The...
  • TODD: OBAMA HAS FAILED TO MEET EVEN 'MODEST GOALS'

    06/30/2014 11:33:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 30, 2014 | by Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," host Chuck Todd discussed the complete failure of President Barack Obama's reelection goals named the "year of action" saying, "Let's face it there hasn't been much." Todd dubbed the presidents lack of accomplishments a "six-month stalemate. "The president has largely failed to meet even those modest goals wether it was raising the minimum wage signing a trade agreements, or getting an immigration reform done," he said.
  • Chuck Todd: WSJ/NBC Poll ‘Disaster for the President’ (2 Videos)

    06/18/2014 7:04:53 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 18 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    NBC’s Chuck Todd described the latest WSJ/NBC poll as a “disaster for the president” and argued that the American public is essentially saying Obama’s “presidency is over.” This poll is a disaster for the president,” Todd said. “You look at the presidency here: lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.” “On the issue of do you believe he can still lead? A majority believe no. Essentially the public is saying your presidency is over,” Todd added. Wall Street Journal reports: As clouds gather abroad,...
  • MSNBC.com Deceptively Edits Dave Brat to Suggest He Was 'Dodging' Questions

    06/12/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ken Shepherd
    Editors at MSNBC.com trimmed down Republican congressional nominee Dave Brat's June 11 phone interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd in order to paint him as dodging questions from the Daily Rundown host. But a review of the full interview [listen to the mp3 audio here] shows that Brat had already and seemingly quite gladly answered a few policy questions on such hot issues as the minimum wage, immigration reform, and his stance on Wall Street's influence on the business wing of the GOP. "Brat dodges Chuck Todd's questions," blared a teaser headline. "Brat: I just wanted to talk about the victory,"...
  • MSM Narrative: Tea Party is a thorn, then the GOP absorbed them, but now with Eric Cantor losing...

    06/11/2014 2:41:20 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    6/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ... what will the new narrative from the MSM be? Before the first GOP primaries this year, we heard from the MSM the long-held narrative: A.) "There is a huge war within the GOP. The GOP needs to do something with these "extremists" (Tea Party)!" Then when Boehner and some others won their primaries, the MSM narrative quickly shifted (as in goal-posts): B.) "The GOP has absorbed the Tea Party!" Now with Eric Cantor losing to David Brat (and that was a huge loss), the MSM won't go back on their narrative, even though they logically would have to admit...
  • Chuck Todd: W.H. Caught ‘Flat-Footed’ by Bergdahl Response ('Swift Boat')

    06/04/2014 6:31:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2013
    Chuck Todd told Matt Lauer on Wednesday that the White House was “caught flat-footed” on the backlash against the prisoner swap for Sergeant Bergdahl. “I’ve had a few aides describe it to me as ‘we didn’t know that they were going to Swift Boat Bergdahl’,” Todd said, “And Matt, of course, that’s a reference to that political fight back in 2004 over John Kerry’s military service which became so controversial in that campaign. So there’s some fighting words there.”
  • Chuck Todd: White House Expected ‘Euphoria’ Over Bergdahl’s Release

    06/03/2014 2:19:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 3, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Todd: White House was 'caught off guard' MSNBC’S Chuck Todd observed Tuesday that the White House was “caught off guard” by the disastrous public roll out of their prisoner exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Todd and Andrea Mitchell agreed that the White House had likely thought there would be “some euphoria around this, the only POW that was remaining in Afghanistan, that there would be a rally around the flag. That didn’t happen.” “They were expecting criticisms of Gitmo, criticisms of the detainees that were chosen,” Todd said. “They did not expect this criticism of the attempt to...
  • Chuck Todd: Hey, all the Benghazi questions have been answered … on the talking points

    05/15/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Guy Benson, who must have leapt out of his skin when he first saw this clip on Morning Joe yesterday. Asked about allegations that the select committee on Benghazi is nothing more than a partisan witch hunt, Chuck Todd argued that it looks that way because all of the questions about Benghazi have been answered. However, listen to which questions Todd refers, and what he says afterward:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO I’m going to dissent, but only in part. Here’s the case against Todd from Guy, paragraph breaks my own: Yes, there have been a number of...
  • Benghazi: Could Todd Have Forgotten That Two Weeks Later Obama Was Still Citing Video?

    05/13/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Dust-up on today's Morning Joe over Benghazi and the House Special Committee empanelled to investigate it. In the move-on-nothing-to-see corner were Chuck Todd and Donny Deutsch. Opposing them was Nicolle Wallace, who made an impassioned case that the Obama admin's cover-up of the politics behind the false talking points that the White House furnished to Susan Rice, blaming the attack on an internet video, merit anger and investigation. As MRC's Jeffrey Meyer has noted, Todd has been on a tear trying to downplay Benghazi and disparage the Special Committee. But in his determination to defend all things Obama, Todd today...
  • House GOP to Form Special Select Committee on Benghazi

    05/02/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 32 replies
    NBC News ^ | 5/2/14 | CHUCK TODD AND LUKE RUSSERT
    House Republicans will announce their intention to form a special select committee on Benghazi Friday, intensifying already highly-charged GOP scrutiny of the Obama administration’s handling of the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. The committee will be led by GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.
  • My Oh My, POLITICO Sure Has A Lot Of Corrupt Journolisters On It's Staff

    07/31/2010 2:21:38 PM PDT · by curth · 14 replies · 4+ views
    Sarah's Web Brigade ^ | 7/31/2010 | Gary Jackson
    It's no secret that POLITICO is a biased news organization. The online polictical blog is as progressive as they come. Very agenda driven. In our reporting we have already addressed the fact that Journolist members are solidly entrenched inside POLITICO's upper levels. Something Roger Simon, who calls the website home, tried to downplay. John Nolte over at Big Journalism isn't buying it, and has a simply marvelous retort: You say MSM, I say Politico. You say corrupt, I say Politico. Today, Politico’s Roger Simon was kind enough to almost scold JournoList for its lasting effect on his precious little profession...
  • Hope vs. change (0 presser: Chuck Todd, "How have you changed Washington?")

    09/10/2010 10:14:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 12 replies · 1+ views
    POLITICO ^ | September 10, 2010 | Ben (JournoLista) Smith
    President Obama's response to a simple question from Chuck Todd just now -- how has he changed Washington? -- revived a central campaign tension. The tension was between hope and change, between his promises of a new tone and of new policies. It seemed hard to imagine he'd get both, and from the start there was little question that he'd take policy victories at the expense of harmony, as there seemed little room for compromise on his terms with a reduced, and more conservative, Republican congressional minority.
  • Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

    04/05/2011 8:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | April 5, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    In another example of a sort-of cultural suicide where western media types assume that all Muslims are blameless – while all Americans are at fault in this clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West – we have a recent episode of MSNBC’s Hardball with one-time Democratic operative Chuck Todd standing-in for host Chris Matthews. Todd was discussing the riots in Afghanistan sparked by Islamist ire over the burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor. During the interview Todd and a guest stated that the Christian Bible was just a book written by men while the Koran was the...
  • Morning Joe Teases Todd Over Testy Exchange With Caroline Kennedy About Hillary '16

    04/25/2014 6:48:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, MRC's Matt Hadro reported on the testy exchange NBC's Chuck Todd had with US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy regarding Hillary's possible presidential run. Caroline and her Uncle Ted had famously supported Barack Obama over Hillary back in '08, so when Todd probed Caroline on her support for a Hillary run in '16, things got, as Matt said, "prickly." During his appearance on today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, over Todd's mild objection, replayed the interview in which a clearly annoyed Caroline eventually snapped at Todd when he rephrased a question about her support for Hillary, saying "yeah, I just...
  • NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff's Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

    03/27/2014 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 27, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    During coverage of President's Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC's Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief's sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: "The Pope, enormously popular....Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?" [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: "I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot...
  • Rahm Repeatedly Insults Chuck Todd: Something Wrong With 'Your Brain'

    03/20/2014 9:30:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about a guy who could pick a fight in a phone booth—if there were phone booths anymore . . . On today's Daily Rundown, in a conversation about charter schools, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly insulted host Chuck Todd, suggesting he was ignorant about charter schools, was "backward" looking, and that being in Washington had affected "your brain." Todd generally took it in stride, but after one insult couldn't suppress a "wow" of amazement at Rahm's rudeness. View the video here.
  • EXCLUSIVE — PALIN CALLS FOR BOYCOTT AFTER BUZZFEED HIT PIECE ON TRUMP

    02/19/2014 2:55:07 PM PST · by onyx · 60 replies
    Breitbart Big Journalism ^ | 19 Feb 2014, 9:13 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a message for Donald Trump about BuzzFeed blogger McKay Coppins, and it's one that other Republican officials might heed when liberal journalists come looking to "humanize" them. "This nervous geek isn't fit to tie the Donald's wingtips," Palin told Breitbart News after Trump ripped Coppins for lampooning him with what he alleged were out-of-context quotes and boorish behavior at Trump's Florida resort. "Don't ever give him attention again."Coppins tricked Trump's advisers into thinking he would profile Trump as a potential "major" GOP 2016 presidential hopeful. As Breitbart News reported, the Jan. 5 email...
  • Scarborough Accuses Chuck Todd of 'Wild Speculation' Over What Wildstein Told Christie

    02/03/2014 6:24:27 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could the GW bridge scandal be causing internal friction at MSNBC? On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough upbraided Chuck Todd for "wild speculation" in the matter. Scarborough's slap at Todd came in response to the NBC political director's suggestion that, based on a photo showing Christie and Wildstein together at a September 11 event--it was "very likely" that Wildstein--in an effort to curry favor with Chris Christie--had told the governor what he had done with the lane closures. View the video here.
  • Chris Christie Calls for Bipartisanship as Democrats Pack Panel to Bring Him Down

    01/21/2014 4:21:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, Bret Baier at Fox News tweeted that he's heard the same thing: Wealthy Republican donors are starting to give up on Chris Christie for 2016. F. Chuck Todd at NBC News has tweeted the same thing. "Some GOP Donors Think Christie's '2016 Hopes are Done.'" Today, Christie gave his inaugural address to commence his second term as governor of New Jersey. Among the things he said: "We must shun partisanship. We must take action on behalf of the people." CHRISTIE: We cannot fall victim to the attitude of Washington, DC, the attitude that says, "I am...
  • NBC's Todd: Christie's Media 'Free Ride' is Over, 'Welcome to the Vetting Process' for 2016

    01/10/2014 7:31:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 9, 2014 | Kyle Drennan
    On Thursday's NBC Today, political director Chuck Todd reveled in the wall-to-wall media coverage of the bridge closing controversy surrounding New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: "Welcome to the NFL....he has gotten a lot of benefit by being sort of this Republican rising star in the New York City media markets, so he gets a lot of access to media attention, access to national media. And so he's had a free ride, if you will. Well now, welcome to the vetting process." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Todd's comments were prompted by co-host Matt Lauer...
  • Judy Woodruff Wonders if ‘Compelling’ Inequality Issue Will Overtake Obamacare in 2014

    01/05/2014 7:44:10 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | January 5th, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    A panel of politicians and commentators on NBC’s Meet the Press sized up the political issues that will dominate 2014 heading into the midterm elections on Sunday. The panel largely agreed that the Affordable Care Act is the most pressing issue of the day today, but they were not sure if that dynamic would still be in place by November. PBS anchor Judy Woodruff said that the issue of “inequality” is compelling and could speak to more Americans’ lives than the ACA’s implementation woes. NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd began the segment by observing that the Democrats...
  • Todd: 'Lazy Media' Was Ready To Jump On Obamacare Website Failure To Meet 11/30 Deadline

    11/18/2013 6:44:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. If the Obama administration fails to keep its promise that the Obamacare website would be fixed by November 30th, how would you describe the press that reported that fact? A. "Lazy media." If you're NBC political director Chuck Todd, that is. On today's Morning Joe, Todd said the White House was smart to lower the bar about the website by saying only 80% of people would be able to use it by November 30th. Had they not done so, said Todd, the "lazy media" would have jumped on the failed promise, waving "the hourglass." View the video here.
  • Lee Bright (Graham opponent) Handles Chuck Todd on MSNBC Ambush Interview

    11/18/2013 6:40:22 AM PST · by C. Edmund Wright · 24 replies
    cedmundwright.com ^ | 11-18-13 | Chuck Todd
    The leading challenger to Lindsey Graham, Lee Bright, took on NBC Political Director Chuck Todd on Todd's "Daily Rundown" show on MSNBC - in an interview just completed. Todd repeatedly tried to trip Bright up on Common Core, but Bright was having none of it - calling one of Todd's questions "absurd" at one point. Todd's facial expression clearly showed disappointment, as he obviously thought he had some "gotcha" moments….but they all failed. I'll post video as soon as available.
  • Digging for News vs. Digging out Obama

    11/13/2013 6:13:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    As the Obamacare fiasco deepens and broadens, and one watches the panic enveloping Team Obama, which strategy looks more desperate: Defending the indefensible or savaging critics as somehow responsible for this mess? The spin control is actually amusing when you consider that it isn't Team Obama trying to influence the media. It's the media doing damage control for Team Obama. Both the offensive and defensive approaches are being tried at NBC and MSNBC. Even as journalists softly acknowledged that Obama's you-can-keep-your-insurance pledge was a cruel lie, the president's super friend and NBC anchor Brian Williams was all about the damage...
  • Obama Brags: 'I've Been More Involved In Intelligence Than Just About Any President'

    11/08/2013 8:11:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama's narcissistic hits just keep on coming. Yesterday, we noted that in his interview with NBC's Chuck Todd, President Obama cast himself as the victim of the ObamaCare mess, complaining that "I've been burned" by the bad website. In a new clip from the interview that Todd aired during today's Daily Rundown, President Obama bragged "I can guarantee you that I have been more deeply involved in our intelligence operations on a whole set of areas where there real threats against us than just about any President." As with his victim whine, the prez caught himself and amended his...
  • Obama: Most People Will Be Better Off, "They Don't Necessarily Know It Right Now" (video)

    11/07/2013 5:01:42 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 57 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 7, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    OBAMA: So, the majority of folks will end up being better off, of course, because the website's not working right. They don’t necessarily know it right [now]. But, even though it's a small percentage of folks who may be disadvantaged, you know, it means a lot to them. And it's scary to them...
  • Chuck Todd: GOP Has Palin, Cruz to ‘Blame’ for Bad ‘Treatment They’re Getting from Democrats,’ Obama

    10/14/2013 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and MSNBC host Chuck Todd reported on Monday that tea party figures like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin helped scuttle a potential deal to raise the debt ceiling over the weekend when they led World War II veterans to march on the White House. Todd reported that the tea party Republicans are “doing everything they can” to keep the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff “alive.” “While the non-tea party Republicans are desperately trying to end this standoff, the tea party Republicans are doing everything they can to keep it...
  • Chuck Todd: Hillary miniseries ‘a total nightmare for NBC News’

    08/08/2013 5:49:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    NBC News political director Chuck Todd on Thursday labeled the new NBC miniseries about Hillary Rodham Clinton a “total nightmare” for the network’s news division — adding another voice to the increasing backlash against the project. “This is why this miniseries is a total nightmare for NBC News,” Todd said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We know there’s this giant firewall. We know that we have nothing to do with it. We know that we’d love probably to be as critical or whatever it is going to be, if it comes out.” Todd added, though, that regardless of whether the Clintons...
  • Gibbs & Mitchell Agree: NBC Hillary Series 'A Bad Idea'

    08/08/2013 12:40:45 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    First Chuck Todd, now Andrea Mitchell and even former Obama spox-turned-NBC-analyst Robert Gibbs agree: NBC's decision to produce a miniseries about Hillary Clinton is a "bad idea." Gibbs and Mitchell lamented the series on Andrea's early-afternoon MSNBC show today. View the video here.
  • NBC's Todd: GOP Using Susan Rice as 'Punching Bag,' Shouldn't Be 'Beating Up on Women'

    06/05/2013 4:12:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | June 5, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    Reporting the breaking news on Wednesday's NBC Today that President Obama had named U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be national security advisor, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd portrayed Rice as a victim of Republican attacks: "Rice, who had become a Republican punching bag during the whole Benghazi controversy....this is a bit of a defiant move by the President to his Republican critics." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Later on his 9 a.m. ET MSNBC show, The Daily Rundown, while discussing GOP opposition to Rice's promotion – and her nominated replacement as U.N. ambassador,...
  • 'Bassar Ashad'? Really, President Obama?

    05/13/2013 12:50:54 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sure, it was just one of those tongue-tied moments we've all experienced. But if it had been George W. Bush mispronouncing the name of a world leader who is very much in the news, imagine the field day the MSM would have had with it. At his press appearance with British PM David Cameron today, aired on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, President Obama was seen pronouncing the name of the Syrian dictator Bashir Assad as "Bassar Ashad." PBO pauses before pronouncing, seeming to sense he's about to get it wrong, but deciding to press ahead. There's another priceless moment: when...
  • Chuck Todd: 'Very Rational' Not To Have Sent More Special Ops to Benghazi

    05/08/2013 6:36:49 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 08, 2013 | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Todd has defended the Obama admin's decision not to send more special ops to Benghazi. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, NBC News political director Todd claimed that the decision to send only two special ops to Benghazi was "very rational." He also literally laughed off the notion that Benghazi could boil into a major scandal. View the video after the jump.
  • Chuck Todd: Obama Didn't Want To Go Public With Syrian Chemical Weapons Evidence

    04/28/2013 12:02:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 28, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Chuck Todd made some stunning statements Sunday about recent revelations concerning Syria's use of chemical weapons on its people. Appearing on Meet the Press, Todd first said the Administration regrets President Obama's claim that this would be a "red line" adding "They didn't want to go public last week that they had this early evidence" and only did so because "they knew Congress was going to get this briefing and it was all going to get out" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Chuck Todd: Obama Didn't Want To Go Public With Syrian Chemical Weapons Evidence CHUCK TODD: I...
  • On Opening of Bush Library, Chuck Todd Mocks Ex-President's ‘Gaffes,' Imagines a GOP Loss in 2016

    04/26/2013 12:50:30 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/25/13 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Previewing the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on Thursday, rather than positively reflect on the legacy of the Bush presidency, MSNBC unsurprisingly chose to mock and minimize his eight years in office. During The Daily Rundown, host Chuck Todd introduced a segment on the former president with a spew of Bush “gaffes." He then mocked, "I miss this part of Bush because Obama never does this stuff." After playing the clips, Todd spun, "Some of the lighter moments there from Bush's time in office. President Obama's always a little more careful. President Bush would dip into some...
  • Chuck Todd: Is Focus On Gay Marriage, Abortion "A Sign The Economy Is Coming Back?" (video)

    03/31/2013 5:06:17 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 31, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD, NBC NEWS: You know, Peggy, what's been interesting about this week is all of the big polarizing issues of the last two generations culturally all popped up in one week, and one of it had to do with the Supreme Court with gay marriage, with abortion. This culture wars, normally when it comes back, it's something that's helpful to Republicans. Is it good this time for the conservative movement to have these issues out there? PEGGY NOONAN, WALL STREET JOURNAL: I don't know. Yeah, I think, all of these cultural issues, as I guess- we call them, have...
  • Obama Berates Journalist After Being Asked About Middle East Failures

    03/20/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 10 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 20Mar13 | Daniel Halper
    President Obama went after MSNBC host Chuck Todd for asking too many questions at a press conference today in Jerusalem, Israel:
  • Obama And Bibi Netanyahu Taunt NBC’s Chuck Todd For Asking Too Many Questions

    03/20/2013 1:00:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/20/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During their joint press conference this afternoon in Jerusalem, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mocked NBC’s Chuck Todd for asking too many questions. The two leaders dropped their own set of jokes to taunt Todd for asking at least five questions in a single sitting. “I want to follow up a little bit on the peace process. You began your term — first term, big fanfare — speaking to the Muslim world, the decision to have a Middle East envoy early, you said you weren’t going to let this slip to your second term.
  • Chuck Todd : If your kid’s playing “Halo” for 3 hours a night, make sure he doesn’t have a problem

    12/18/2012 5:33:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, I like this clip because it captures the essence of the Do Something gun-control impulse, even though Todd's not talking about guns. The "Halo" games have sold 50 million copies worldwide. Microsoft estimates that people collectively have spent five billion hours playing them. Violent crime has been declining for 40 years and mass shootings are no more common now than they used to be. I'd bet that, if anything, video games reduce violent crime by providing an innocuous outlet for thrill-seeking. But who cares? The point of Do Something isn't to craft a policy response carefully tailored to...
  • Chuck Todd On Republican Opinion Of Guns: That's "A Different America" (video)

    12/17/2012 3:12:29 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 17, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHUCK TODD: The problem is there is public opinion in general and there's public opinion in the Republican congressional districts, which is a different America. Anyway, thank you all. (MSNBC's Daily Rundown, December 17, 2012)
  • NBC's Chuck Todd: Susan Rice 'victim' of conservative 'advocacy media'

    12/13/2012 6:44:59 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | Thursday, December 13, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd today called U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice a "victim" of conservative "advocacy media" while addressing her decision to withdraw from consideration for secretary of state. "She became victim of the attacks. ... and it was all driven, in many cases, by conservative outlets who were making her the center of the Benghazi story," Todd told MSNBC's Martin Bashir. "There were legitimate questions to ask about the Benghazi story, but the idea that she belonged in the center of those attacks never made a lot of sense. She sort of became a victim of this....
  • Scarborough: Obama's Ohio Lead A 'Mountain'—But Todd Says Dems Admit Race 'A Lot Tighter'

    10/25/2012 6:10:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Q. When is the Obama lead in Ohio a "mountain not a molehill" for Romney to overcome, and when is the race actually much tighter? A. When you first ask Joe Scarborough and then Chuck Todd. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough, focusing on a Time poll showing Obama with a five-percentage point lead in the Buckeye State, saw an electoral Everest for Romney to climb. Appearing later, NBC political director Todd reported that the Democrats themselves have acknowledged to him that the race has gotten "a lot tighter" in the last week. View the video after the jump.
  • Chuck Todd: Seven-Out-Of-Ten Challengers In Romney's Position Win

    10/22/2012 6:25:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Coming down the stretch of the presidential campaign, it looks like NBC political director Chuck Todd has put getting it right over any personal or network partisan leanings. On Morning Joe today, Todd declared that seven out of ten challengers in Mitt Romney's position in the polls win the election. In an assessment sure to send shivers down Obama-camp spines, Todd added that "Romney appears to have the advantages going into the next couple of weeks." View the video here.
  • Chuck Todd: With Strong Debate Tomorrow, Romney 'Could Win This Election'

    10/15/2012 8:36:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Last week, Chuck Todd came in for criticism at NewsBusters for sniffing off a Rasmussen poll favorable to Mitt Romney as "slop." But has yesterday's slop become today's sirloin for the NBC political director? Sure looks like it. In a remarkable shift, on today's Morning Joe Todd stated that in recent days he has seen a "structural shift" in the polling data in Romney's favor. With a strong performance at tomorrow's townhall-style debate in which he connects with average Americans, Todd declared that Romney could "win this election" and "close out" President Obama, putting him in a hole too deep...
  • Stand Up, Chuck! Todd Says Biden Has 'Gravitas' Going For Him In Debate

    10/11/2012 10:02:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I say "Joe Biden," you say . . . . Joke? Gaffe machine? Not Chuck Todd. In his pre-game commentary for tonight's debate, the NBC political director claimed that, as with Cheney versus Edwards and Bentsen versus Quayle, Biden—matched up against Paul Ryan—has "gravitas" going for him. View the video and a list of some of Grandpa Gravitas's most famous gaffes here.
  • Chuck Todd: The enthusiasm gap is real — and a real problem for Obama (Watch Video)

    10/08/2012 12:58:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the enthusiasm gap detected by the Politico/GWU poll published today have to do with the debate performance by Barack Obama on Wednesday night? Not necessarily, and it might mean that the full impact of the debate has yet to materialize. On yesterday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd detailed the falloff in enthusiasm among key Democratic demographics, both compared to stronger Republican demos and to the 2008 election. And Todd points out that these numbers came from a survey before the debate (via NewsAlert):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The HuffPo has the transcript: Well, it’s simply an enthusiasm gap....
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: It’s kind of odd that Obama won’t take any meetings with foreign leaders

    09/24/2012 10:35:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    He's right, and for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is the unrest in the Middle East. One would think that an American head of state would take advantage of a UN meeting to grab some quality time with leaders in the region and try to hammer out some support. Instead, Barack Obama will be on The View --- and the RNC is making sure everyone knows it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO NBC’S CHUCK TODD: “Meanwhile, today the president comes to New York for the United Nations General Assembly where he delivers his speech tomorrow but...
  • NBC News' Chuck Todd Mocks FReeper Over Media Bias Charge

    09/20/2012 5:47:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies
    Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Kristinn
    NBC News reporter Chuck Todd mocked this FReeper on Twitter tonight for my pointing out that the media would rather lose money than cater to conservative consumers of news. The conversation started over a comment by Slater reporter Dave Weigel on media bias in polls:Do people actually think news networks would pay for unreliable polls with bad samples b/c they love Obama so much? Don't answer that.I replied: News media has deliberately alienated conservatives, willfully losing money to further liberalism. Skewed polls just a part.Weigel retweeted my comment with a slight modification to his 75,849 followers: MT @KristinnFR: Media has...
  • Scott Rasmussen rejects Chuck Todd’s ‘inaccurate’ interpretation of Fla. poll

    09/14/2012 4:07:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, NBC White House correspondent and MSNBC “The Daily Rundown” host Chuck Todd more-or-less predicted that President Barack Obama would win Florida in November, citing the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that gives Obama a five-point edge over Republican candidate Mitt Romney in that state.
  • Chuck Todd: Why Do Republicans Have More Women and Hispanic Governors?

    08/31/2012 11:45:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 8/31/12 | Daniel Halper
    MSNBC host Chuck Todd asked the co-chair of the Democratic party's convention, L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, why there are more Republican women and Hispanic governors: "Let me ask you though, this one question, why is it that the Republicans have elected more women governors and have two Hispanic governors and the Democrats don’t?," asked Todd. "Don’t have as many women governors and don’t have Hispanic governors, why do you think that is?"
  • Obama Knocks Romney for Not Releasing Medical Records, Hasn't Disclosed His Own

    08/20/2012 6:48:00 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    "This was brilliant timing on the president's part. All last week the Romney campaign was on offense and Obama was dealing with Vice President Race-Baiter and a campaign that had gotten so vicious it had finally backfired. But with the media all excited and eager to use GOP senate candidate Todd Akin's rape comments to damage the Romney-Ryan ticket and the GOP as a whole, Obama picked the perfect time to come before the White House press corps." "First off, by surprising the media, Obama knew the few good ones in there wouldn't be as ready to hit him with...