Skip to comments.NBC’s Chuck Todd Calls White House Media Rules “Absurd” [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/27/2018 8:40:49 AM PST by John Semmens
The recently released rules for White House press conference participants were excoriated by MSNBC talking head Chuck Todd as absurd. Under the announced rules each member of the press will be expected to yield the floor to another member of the press corps after asking a question unless the President, Press Secretary, or other official conducting the press conference allows a follow-up question, after which the questioner will be expected to yield the floor to a colleague.
Insisting that we politely take turns is treating us like children, Todd complained. I mean, its not as if any member of the legitimate press corps at these conferences has a different opinion about Trump or his Administration. We all agree that he and it are the enemy of the American people. Each of us is dedicated to using every opportunity to make this point. Wresting the microphone away from whichever legitimate journalist possesses it is a ruse to allow illegitimate journalistic posers to break the train of thought by giving them an undeserved turn.
Todd vowed to fight such a rule with every ounce of my strength. If push comes to shove I will follow the example of CNNs Jim Acosta and rebuff any attempt by any intern to pass the microphone to someone else not of my choosing. If this means pushing her away or even knocking her to the floor, so be it. The fate of our democracy is too important to be subverted by appeals to decorum or equal access to all points of view. No self-respecting member of the legitimate media will shy away from this battle no matter how rude and obnoxious we are forced to become in pursuit of our political agenda.
Meanwhile, veteran journalist Carl Bernstein suggested that a better response would be for the media to stop airing unedited press conferences. Our control of the narrative would be more complete if only the portions we deem newsworthy were allowed on the air, Bernstein said. This would cut off Trumps direct communication with voters. All they would see is what we want them to see.
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So, comply or bye bye. You are not required to de there chuckles.
Todd works for the Democrat Party.
Chuck Todd, a hard left liberal Democrat, once worked for the ULTRA FAR LEFTIST Tom Harkin of IOWA. To remind everyone what a SCUMBAG Harkin was:
He claimed to fly combat missions over South Vietnam
Except he was a ferry pilot who flew repaired planes to RVN from the Philippines and Japan
Never once flying a combat mission.
Look F Chuck Todd...You learned this stuff in Kindergarten, the reason why Jim “whiner” Acosta doesn’t like it is that he cannot grasp the simple concept...Don’t be a dick!!!!
Chuch U Todd is a little weak ass turd......who in hell ever watches Chucy....if you do your an idiot too.
Well now they have “due process”
What’s he complaining about?
CNN made sure of that!
Act like a 5 year-old, be treated like a 5 year-old.
Chuck Todd just took himself down a couple of pegs.
Like The Huffington Post? Or are they out of print?
>>Insisting that we politely take turns is treating us like children, Todd complained.<<
This child named Todd has explained exactly why the new rules are necessary.Good job Chuckie!
Chuck Todd really said hed be willing to physically assault an intern, or is this just satire?
Todd is such a stupid @ss, its hard to tell.
There are lots of idiots who watch the ABC networks. I am not one of them. Talking points for the Dem. Party is all they have to read.
Acosta doesn’t have the intelligence to know what is the news and what is not the news.
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