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  • Chuck Todd: "No Worse Crime In Journalism Than Deciding Something's a Story B/C Drudge Links To It"

    03/06/2010 5:42:22 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 7 replies · 490+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/6/10 | HAP
    The old media has a little problem with the new media, Chuck Todd: "I'm not saying everything he [Drudge] links to is not a story, there's Drudge driven journalism and there's journalism"...Chuck Todd talks to Mediaite...This shows that the old media can no longer control the news of the day, and that everyday that goes by, the dinosaur media loses a little bit more of their grip...(Video of Chuck Todd interview)
  • ChuckTodd- House GOPers have convinced GA Rep. Nathan Deal to postpone resignation

    03/04/2010 1:16:46 PM PST · by Chuck54 · 37 replies · 859+ views
    Apparently Representative Deal will NOT resign until the Health Care Bill is decided. Tweet from Chuck Todd
  • Chuck Todd to Gibbs: Do You Worry You've Somehow Kangaroo Courted Up Our Own Justice System? - Video

    02/11/2010 12:14:49 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 1,054+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 11, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Robert Gibbs trying to defend the decision to give Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a civilian trial. (Video)Gibbs said, "there's an overwhelming case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and there's an overwhelming case against his co-conspirators." He added, "the American people are not scared of bringing justice through the American justice system, I think that's what is going to happen in this case." Gibbs also said, "I think Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will meet his maker at the end of this," to which Chuck Todd jumped in and asked, "both you and the President said that to me actually in...
  • Press Corps Groans as Obama Calls on MSNBC's Chuck Todd at Press Conference - Video

    02/09/2010 2:22:28 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 1,598+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video from an impromptu press conference by President Obama during the Daily Briefing, where Obama decided to call on NBC's Chuck Todd for a question. When he calls on Todd, you can hear the Press Corps actually groan. Obama asks, "Why is everybody moaning about Todd?" Well, maybe because everyone knows how MSNBC and NBC are in Obama's hip pocket. When you do the bidding of Obama, his favor shines upon you. Or, maybe it was a special nod to Todd for his attack on Sarah Palin yesterday as the MSNBC "Morning Joe" crew piled on. Today, Robert...
  • NBC's Todd: Fox News Trying To 'Undermine' MSM

    02/09/2010 5:28:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 2,137+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fox News has a business strategy of seeking to "undermine" the MSM by alleging that it has a liberal bias. That was the allegation that Chuck Todd made on Morning Joe today. Todd, NBC's political director and chief White House correspondent, was reacting to Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon's statement on "Fox News Sunday" that "the mainstream media hates the tea party movement almost as much as it hates Sarah Palin." View video here.
  • Chuck Todd: A "Nightmare Result" for the WH Would Be A Brown Victory With High Voter Turnout - Video

    01/19/2010 12:19:55 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,170+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 19, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of MSNBC's Chuck Todd saying that a "nightmare result" for the White House would be "not just a Brown victory, but a Brown victory with a turnout that is more so than the average midterm election." (Video)Chuck Todd said that that "should be truly the wake up call to the Democratic party that this is a bigger problem than maybe they've even appreciated, you can blame the candidate all you want...but bad candidates should be able to win in Massachusetts in a decent political environment." Todd said the fact that Independents are going heavily for Brown "should...
  • Chuck Todd On The Politics of Obama's Response To Haiti (Video)

    01/14/2010 4:48:48 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 2 replies · 500+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/14/10 | HAP
    Chuck Todd says if you wanna be "politically crass," it's the State of Florida, and you know, "there's alot of Haitians in the State of Florida"...Translation: Politics...Swing State...(Video)
  • Mass. Anxiety Attack: Todd Says Dems Have 'Huge Concern' Brown Could Win Read more:

    01/12/2010 5:17:00 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 2,232+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How panicked are top Dems at the prospect that Republican Scott Brown will do the unthinkable and win the special election for the open Senate seat in Massachusetts? Enough that Harry Reid, despite his desperate fight to save his own skin in Nevada, has returned to DC to do what he can to help the hapless Dem candidate, the charisma-deprived Martha Coakley, hang on. Enough that NBC political director Chuck Todd describes top Dems as having a "huge concern" over the Mass. race. Todd gave his dismal-for-Dems assessment on this evening's Ed Show . . . View video here.
  • Chuck Todd Says Christie Won New Jersey Despite Obama "Putting His Prestige on the Line" - Video

    11/04/2009 5:16:38 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 920+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a review of election results by NBC's Chuck Todd on The Today Show this morning, where he pointed out Republicans are "back in the win column after three years of losing." He also said Chris Christie won in New Jersey despite the fact President Obama "put his prestige on the line" there. He showed graphics from both New Jersey and Virginia that indicate the Republicans carried Independents in both states by significant margin, what he called a "worrisome sign" for Democrats. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Chuck Todd On MSNBC: Election Day is the "Return of the Angry Independent" (Video)

    11/03/2009 10:58:20 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 12 replies · 516+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/3/09 | talkradio03
    F. Chuck Todd already giving reasons for Republican victories on election day, those angry independents...Where they angry last year when Obama won a majority of them Chuck? (Chuck Todd on Morning Joe)
  • NBC's Chuck Todd Calls Elections Today "Big Test" for Obama; Says Dems "Giddy" About NY 23 - Video

    11/03/2009 6:53:44 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 1,553+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of NBC's Chuck Todd reporting on the elections to be held today, and saying it is "a big test for President Obama as head of the Democratic Party." But Todd's report tries to paint the New York 23 race as evidence of "Republican division" and "infighting," and he says Democrats are "giddy" about what is happening! That's called spin! Democrats are not giddy about the prospects of losing in New York or anywhere else. But look for this to be the "saving face" line that will be used by the Mainstream Media tonight as results come in....
  • Chuck Todd Says Christie Win in New Jersey will "Scare the be-jesus" Out of Blue Dog Dems - Video

    11/02/2009 11:13:33 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies · 1,067+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of NBC's Chuck Todd this morning saying it will "scare the be-jesus" out of "Blue Dog Democrats" across the country if Republican Chris Christie wins the New Jersey Governor's race tomorrow. Todd said Corzine has had virtually everything go his way the past two months, including having he benefit of the third party candidate to hurt Christie, more money to spend, and President Obama campaigning for him in a heavily Democratic state. If Christie wins anyway, he believes it will "send chills up the spines" of Democrats. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Politico's Allen: Hoffman Victory Would Sow GOP 'Chaos'

    10/28/2009 7:27:30 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 2,481+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Allen has tried to throw a bucket of cold water on Doug Hoffmann's candidacy. Again. Yesterday, as noted here, Allen said Republicans would be "crazy" and "suicidal" to support the conservative in the special congressional election in New York's 23rd CD. Today, Politico's chief political correspondent has claimed that a Hoffman victory would spell "chaos" in Republican ranks. And check the video for Mike Barnicle making an elitist crack about the upstate NY district, and Chuck Todd trying to embarrass RNC Chairman Michael Steele . . . View video here.
  • 'I'm Sure Rahm Emanuel Waiting For Baby Shower Invites He Wasn't Getting Before'

    10/26/2009 11:25:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 7 replies · 1,033+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Slam dunk, or nothing-but-net three-pointer? Either way, Chuck Todd has surely scored some points in the battle over Pres. Obama's all-male White House basketball games. The NBC News political director/chief WH correspondent got off his shot while discussing the issue with Andrea Mitchell—whose sympathies were clearly with the distaff side—during the 1PM hour slot on MSNBC today. View video here.
  • MSNBC's Chuck Todd Says Obama Buckled Under Chicago Pressure to Lobby for 2016 Olympics - Video

    10/02/2009 10:15:15 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 876+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of MSNBC's Chuck Todd saying President Obama went "against his instincts" in going to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago to get the 2016 Olympics. Todd said the White House's instincts were to "not buckle under the pressure" from Chicago friends to get personally involved in lobbying for Chicago to get the Olympics. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Kathleen Sebelius Gives Chuck Todd a Lesson in "Sneeze Etiquette" - Video 9/17/09

    09/17/2009 1:27:47 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 303+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 17, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius giving NBC's Chuck Todd a lesson in sneeze etiquette after he sneezed during a update on how to stop the swine flu. (Video)
  • Norah O'Donnell: ACORN Video 'Might Be Viewed As Entrapment'

    09/15/2009 6:47:53 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 113 replies · 4,262+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Entrapment n. In criminal law, the act of law enforcement officers or government agents inducing or encouraging a person to commit a crime when the potential criminal expresses a desire not to go ahead. The key to entrapment is whether the idea for the commission or encouragement of the criminal act originated with the police or government agents instead of with the "criminal. It's turning into quite the morning for NBCers to defend the left on Morning Joe . . . First, Chuck Todd flatly rejected the notion that the MSM failed to adequately report on Van Jones, suggesting coverage...
  • Chuck Todd Suggests Covering Van Jones Waste Of MSM Time

    09/15/2009 5:21:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies · 2,062+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I've been trying to give Chuck Todd the benefit of the doubt when it comes to classifying him as part of what Rush would call the state-controlled media. But that indulgence was strained to the breaking point on Morning Joe today when Todd flatly rejected the notion that the MSM had under-covered the Van Jones story and suggested that delving into his background would have been a waste of MSM time. JOE SCARBOROUGH: You say [ACORN] has been a Republican obsession. It certainly hasn't been an obsession in the media. Mike Allen said the mainstream media was slow on the...
  • Dr. Nancy: Wilson's Outcry 'A Gut Punch To Me'

    09/10/2009 11:18:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 5,180+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about an empathetic doctor, someone who really feels her guy's pain . . . On her MSNBC show this afternoon, here's how Dr. Nancy Snyderman described her reaction to Rep. Joe Wilson's "you lie!": "It was a gut punch to me." Snyderman was kibitzing Pres. Obama's health care speech to Congress with NBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd. View video here.
  • NBC Push Polling For ObamaCare

    08/19/2009 7:47:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 1,931+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Push Poll: technique in which an individual or organization attempts to influence or alter the view of respondents under the guise of conducting a poll. By that definition, it sure seems that NBC is push polling on behalf of ObamaCare. On this morning's Today, NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd reported on a new NBC poll that reflected the fact that, according to him, many Americans continue to believe "the myths" about ObamaCare. But Todd reported that the NBC pollsters also gave people "the facts" about ObamaCare. And after hearing those "facts," a majority supported...
  • NBC (Chuck Todd) wants Fox competitor Glenn Beck fired (Todd's wife is a Democratic Operative!)

    07/30/2009 9:47:16 AM PDT · by kcvl · 96 replies · 5,290+ views
    Chuck Todd is married to Kristian Denny Todd, who has worked on the campaigns of several Democrats, most recently that of Jim Webb in the 2006 race for senator in Virginia.
  • Liberal Intolerance on TV: NBC wants Fox competitor Glenn Beck fired.

    07/30/2009 8:54:55 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 175 replies · 5,159+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.30.09 @ 11:39AM | By Matthew Vadum
    Chuck Todd and company at NBC News are outraged that conservative talker Beck won't --or can't-- be fired for calling President Obama a "racist." They blogged as follows: *** On the Glenn Becks and Howard Beales: The White House doesn't want to give Glenn Beck a bigger platform or extra oxygen -- especially regarding his remark yesterday that the president has "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture" -- so they won't comment, even off record. Beck, after all, is a radio DJ who somehow ended up getting a national platform to give his opinion on politics....
  • Obama 2004: Bush Rushed LegislationThrough Congress Without Allowing Time to Read Or Debate

    07/27/2009 5:21:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 801+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 27, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    It looks like talk radio host Randi Rhodes is about to make waves again. Not for anything she is currently doing since Randi seems to have faded into near total obscurity ever since joining Premiere Radio Networks back in May. As was the case with her comments criticizing Al Franken and Ed Schultz whom she accused of being bought and paid for by Democrats on Capitol Hill, this radio show was broadcast before she entered her current face-on-the-milk-carton status. This latest interview, uncovered by Naked Emporer News, seems destined to go viral on the Web. It features Randi Rhodes back...
  • VIDEO: NBC's Todd: Media Has "Created This Drama" Between Obama And Health Care

    07/20/2009 7:30:45 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 9 replies · 799+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 20, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    NBC's Chuck Todd on Obama's struggle to get health care reform passed: "I sometimes think we are getting played here a little bit, we've created this drama that he's struggling to get this done. There is no doubt this is a tough road ahead for members of Congress and they are struggling and they don't want to vote for this thing and they are nervous about it and they don't know what it's going to look like a year from now."
  • Hardball: Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum Discusses His Recent Article on Sarah Palin

    07/05/2009 9:48:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies · 824+ views
    Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum joined Chuck Todd, filling in for Chris Matthews on Hardball, to discuss his recent article on Sarah Palin.
  • Hardball Chuck Todd, Reason Obama Likes Weekend Golf: Those "Little Nicotene Things" (Video)

    06/29/2009 4:13:06 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 31 replies · 952+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 6/29/09 | talkradio03
    Chuck Todd giving away a little info on why Obama likes to Golf with no cameras around...
  • Obama Gets Testy With NBC White House Correspondent (video)

    06/23/2009 5:04:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 2,592+ views
    NBC News ^ | June 23, 2009
    Chuck Todd: "Then why won't you spell out the consequences that the Iranian people..." President Obama: "Because I think that we don't know yet how this thing is going to play out. I know everybody here is on a 24-hour news cycle. I'm not. OK?"
  • A More Contentious Obama Press Conference (Did only I notice this?)

    06/23/2009 2:39:17 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 63 replies · 2,826+ views
    CBS News ^ | 6/23/2009 | Brian Montopoli
    Here's an exchange between Mr. Obama and NBC's Chuck Todd: Todd: Mr. President, I want to follow up on Iran. You have avoided, twice, spelling out consequences. You've hinted that there would be from the international community, if they continue to violate -- and you said "violate these norms." You seemed to hint that there -- there are human rights violations taking place. MR. OBAMA: I'm not hinting. I think that when a young woman gets shot on the street when she gets out of her car, that's a problem. Todd: Then why won't you spell out the consequences that...
  • As His Agenda Collapses On Capitol Hill, Obama Press Conference Hail Mary Today

    06/23/2009 2:09:15 PM PDT · by JohnKSmith · 50 replies · 2,409+ views
    Hawaii Free Press ^ | June 23, 2009 | no byline
    NBC's Chuck Todd: "The honeymoon is coming to an end for President Obama, but it's not personal. It's professional, as now the public appears to be judging the president on some of his actions."
  • Matthews Frets Polling Opposition To GM Bailout: ‘This Sounds Bad’

    06/17/2009 6:28:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies · 1,635+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are Pres. Obama’s GM chickens coming home . . . to roost? Chris Matthews, clearly nervous for his guy, is fretting poll numbers showing a substantial majority of Americans opposed to the GM bailout. So shook up was the Hardball host on PBO’s behalf that he ended today’s segment on the subject muttering “this sounds bad. This sounds bad. This sounds bad.” NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd opined that the bailout’s success or failure will weigh heavily in the public’s assessement of PBO himself. View video here.
  • NBC's Todd Calls Specter Departure 'Devastating' to GOP

    04/29/2009 9:22:28 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 35 replies · 1,076+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2009 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Wednesday's "Today" show, NBC's Chuck Todd called the decision of Arlen Specter – a Republican senator who has such a liberal voting record and has been such a constant-thorn-in-the his party that he faced probable defeat in his own primary – to leave the GOP, "devastating." In a piece about Barack Obama's first 100 days that trumpeted his own network's new poll showing high ratings for Obama, Todd buried the GOP: "But for the Republican Party it's devastating, not just to their hopes of slowing President Obama's agenda in Congress but for what it says about the future of...
  • NBC’s Todd: Obama Has ‘Credibility’ Deficit

    03/21/2009 7:08:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies · 2,620+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like it’s not just our budget suffering a big deficit. Our president has one too—a credibility deficit . . . Watching the daily White House press briefings, it’s struck me lately that, if perhaps not quite in Jake Tapper territory, NBC’s Chuck Todd has been asking tougher questions. Reporting on this morning’s Today about the gap between what the Obama admin claims the deficit to be, and the $2+ trillion-higher number calculated by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, Todd declared that Pres. Obama has a “credibility problem.” It was part of Today’s surprisingly skeptical take on PBO’s budget voodoo....
  • NBC’s Todd: ‘We’re Going To Have To Give The Taliban A Role In Afghanistan’

    02/16/2009 7:54:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1,070+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Todd has asserted that the United States is going “to have to figure out how to give the Taliban a role somewhere in Afghanistan if we’re going to get out of there without it looking like a failure.” Todd, NBC’s Chief White House correspondent and political director, was reacting to a report that the government of Pakistan has reached a deal with the Taliban regarding the northern Swat region of Pakistan, and suggested something similar could be in the offing in Afghanistan. CHUCK TODD: I want to go to this Pakistan deal with the Taliban. I think this is...
  • Obama's Ultimate Weasel Word: Will Create or 'Save' 2.5 Million Jobs

    11/24/2008 4:24:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 788+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Transcript from press conference of Pres. Barack Obama, Feb. 12th, 2011: CNSNEWS.COM: Mr. President, when you first took office you promised to create 2.5 million jobs by January, 2011. But the Labor Department report issued yesterday indicates that in fact 1.7 million jobs were lost during that period. Why did your plan fail? PRES. BARACK OBAMA: Ah, but it didn't fail. To the contrary, we succeeded beyond all expectations. You misquoted our promise. We said we would create or "save" 2.5 million jobs. And a report prepared by my White House team being distributed to you demonstrates that had we...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-31-08 ("Chuck Todd: NV not safe for Obama anymore")

    10/31/2008 8:26:40 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies · 1,816+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 31, 2008 | PJ-Comix
    I really enjoyed the "Minority Report" flick even though it had a really stupid plot. I mean that idea about using psychic "Pre-Cogs" to figure out where future murders are going to happen was really dumb. Plus how would you like to be a Pre-Cog? Floating around in a swimming pool 24/7 while your fellow Pre-Cogs are fouling the water? However, as stupid as the plot premise was there were all sorts of really cool technical gizmos, such as mechanical spider-like critters that could record stuff while not being noticed. I've read that since that movie came out, the...
  • Palin's 'going rogue,' McCain aide says

    10/25/2008 1:33:57 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 330 replies · 9,603+ views
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2008
    CNN) -- With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say. Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin "going rogue." A Palin associate, however, said the candidate is simply trying to "bust free" of what she believes was a damaging and mismanaged roll-out. McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate....
  • Chuck Todd: Numbers Cruncher Turned Body Language Expert

    10/23/2008 6:34:20 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 957+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 23, 2008
    It was a scene that made your humble correspondent want to pull an Evis on his TV screen. Brian Williams and Chuck Todd, the NBC numbers crunching political director, were being questioned by Chris Matthews on Hardball yesterday about an interview Williams conducted with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Brian Williams was annoying enough with the way he wrote off Sarah Palin by citing poll numbers, as if they were written in stone, that she isn't qualified to be president. However, what really sent me over the edge was when Todd, at the 3:00 mark of this video, suddenly became...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd says there's a 'tenseness' between John and Sarah (More Pravda Propaganda)

    10/22/2008 9:07:45 PM PDT · by · 40 replies · 1,502+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 10-22-08 | Gold
    Today, it was NBC anchor Brian Williams’ turn to interview Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, making him the last of the network anchors to quiz the Republican vice presidential candidate. Williams conducted a joint interview with Palin and Sen. John McCain this afternoon in Ohio, and according to early reports, the news out of their exchange may be what wasn’t said. In an on-air discussion with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about the interview, NBC News political director Chuck Todd offered a frank assessment of what he said was an awkward tension between the two candidates and the sense of gloom that hung...
  • Todd: I Shouldn't Have Spoken of Potential Evangelical 'Hatred' of Obama

    08/18/2008 11:07:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies · 139+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Brad Wilmouth has noted, over the weekend NBC News political director Chuck Todd, previewing the Saddleback forum, suggested it represented an opportunity for Obama to forestall "personal hatred" of him by evangelical Christians. Todd has now contacted NewsBusters to express regret over his choice of words. Todd's initial remark was made to Andrea Mitchell during a pre-game special edition of Hardball on Saturday: CHUCK TODD: It's just not, it's just not his comfort zone. So it's a huge opportunity for Obama tonight to at least not be hated by the evange-, look, these folks are not going to...
  • 'McCain Should Be Dancing on Ted Stevens's Political Grave'

    07/30/2008 6:19:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies · 149+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Todd has some advice for John McCain: embrace Ted Stevens' demise. The NBC News political director made his suggestion in the course of kibitzing McCain campaign strategy with Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe. CHUCK TODD: Joe, why isn't McCain jumping on this Ted Stevens thing? He hated Ted Stevens. JOE SCARBOROUGH: He did! TODD: He should be dancing on this guy's political grave today. This is the John McCain Republican party versus the Ted Stevens Republican party. And he ought to be, he ought to be gloating today. And he's not touched it. View video here.
  • Would Pro-Life Republicans Revolt Over Ridge—Even If He's the Price of Victory?

    07/09/2008 6:29:20 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies · 138+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If there's one person in the NBC news stable who combines solid political analysis with a commitment to fairness, it could be political director Chuck Todd. Proof thereof comes from no less a certified conservative source than Tom DeLay. Appearing on this evening's Hardball just after Todd had offered his breakdown of the electoral map, DeLay allowed that he "can't dispute" any of Todd's analysis, prompting Chris Matthews to exclaim "that's a development for us here: objective truth for you!" So what was that Todd analysis that DeLay didn't dispute? There was much to it, but for present purposes let's...
  • Todd Bursts Matthews' Balloon on Casey's 'Spiritual' Endorsement of Obama

    03/28/2008 7:13:55 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 1,469+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    He calls it Hardball but Chris Matthews showed again tonight he's a softy when it comes to Barack Obama. Poor Chris was palpably crestfallen when NBC News political director Chuck Todd laid out the case, chapter and verse, that political payback, even revenge, explained Sen. Bob Casey's endorsement of Obama as much or more than the "spiritual" reasons Chris so wanted to believe in. CHRIS MATTHEWS: I didnÂ’t expect this guy. HeÂ’s a very cautious U.S senator in his first year, his first term, and what did he do? Almost a spiritual announcement he made today: IÂ’ve got to be...
  • Iowa: 'Media Ready to Take 3rd-Place McCain Finish and Catapult Him to NH Win'

    01/02/2008 3:05:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 216+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Credit Chuck Todd for candor. The NBC News Political Director has acknowledged that the media is poised to take a third-place finish by John McCain in Iowa, declare him the winner and catapult him to victory in New Hampshire. Todd appeared with the Politico's Roger Simon on this afternoon's Hardball. View video here.
  • 'Morning Joe' Peeps Perplexed OBL Pop-Ups Help GOP

    09/07/2007 4:50:33 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>Darn it, when will Osama Bin Laden's jack-in-the-box moments start hurting Republicans, as they should? That was the prevailing sentiment on today's "Morning Joe." At 6:40 a.m. EDT, reacting to the news that OBL is planning to release a new video to mark the sixth anniversary of 9-11, Host Joe Scarborough expressed his perplexity to NBC News political director Chuck Todd.</p>
  • NBC's Todd Clips Anderson Cooper: 'Maybe He Wasn't Following the Campaign'

    07/24/2007 4:39:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,223+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>Is MSNBC becoming Catfight Central? A few days ago I noted this epic dust-up on the cable network between conservative radio talk show host Melanie Morgan and feminist Naomi Wolf. Today's "Morning Joe" brought more fireworks of a feline variety, as NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd took some serious swipes at Anderson Cooper and his hosting of last night's CNN/YouTube presidential debate.</p>
  • New NBC Political Director Todd a Media Research Center Fan: 'My Politics Neutral as it Comes'

    02/15/2007 9:00:41 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 1,198+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When word emerged yesterday that NBC had named Chuck Todd, currently the Editor-in-Chief of National Journal's "The Hotline," as its new political director, my curiosity as to his personal politics was naturally aroused. I found a MediaBistro article that included this intriguing sentence: "Before coming to the world of political reporting and analysis, Todd earned practical political experience on initiative campaigns in Florida and various national campaigns based in Washington, D.C." That in turn naturally raised the question: on just whose national campaigns and which Florida initiatives did Todd work? Deciding to go right to the source, I sent...
  • Matthews' Advice to Dems: Point Finger at Bush Like a Prosecutor at a Murderer

    09/13/2006 5:15:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies · 2,383+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein September 13, 2006 - 19:59 Chris Matthews is as frustrated as an able-bodied seaman after six months without shore leave. After 12 long years in the desert of the congressional minority, Matthews clearly senses this is the year for the Dems to snatch back the Speaker's gavel. His frustration is borne of the fear that the Dems will squander the opportunity out of timidity - an unwillingness to attack President Bush on the war in Iraq. Things boiled over on this evening's Hardball. With guests Howard Fineman of Newsweek and Chuck Todd of the Hotline as witnesses...
  • Shockwave: Barbour Becomes McCain's 'Sherpa', Could be Logical Running-Mate

    03/11/2006 7:18:53 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,554+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 11, 2006 Tonight's Hardball post-mortem special on the just-concluded Memphis straw poll of GOP presidential hopefuls was a treasure trove for political junkies. One obvious conclusion: it was good night for Mitt Romney. For a notherner, someone from Massachusetts and a Mormon at that, to finish second in the South, was a notable accomplishment. But Chuck Todd of the Hotline suggested another headline: "The biggest thing: we'll look back at this conference by saying this is when we found out that Haley became McCain's southern sherpa. He has made McCain bona fide. I think a Haley-McCain...