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  • Todd Grills Cruz on Immigration, Never Gets an Answer

    07/05/2015 10:44:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Meet the Press host Chuck Todd spent several minutes Sunday morning trying to extract an answer from Senator and 2016 candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) about what the Donald Trump-saluter proposed doing with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, and appeared very unhappy when he didn’t get one.
  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
  • Chuck Todd Refuses To Apologize For Racist All Black Shooters Video On Meet The Press

    06/21/2015 2:39:34 PM PDT · by windcliff · 13 replies
    Politicususa.com ^ | 6-21-2015 | Jason Easley
    Chuck Todd aired a racist video featuring all black shooters on Meet The Press, and in the face of a mounting public backlash refused to apologize. Before the video aired, Todd tried to deflect away the obvious problem with what he was about to air, “The circumstances you are about to see are very different from the racist violence in Charleston. In this case, the inmates are African American that you’re going to hear from. But their lessons remain important. We simply ask you to look at this be a colorblind issue, as about just simply gun violence. If the...
  • Bit of Meet The Press Enters Meet The Chuck

    06/15/2015 9:43:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Today marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. It was on June 15, 1215 that the English King John met his barons on Runnymede field to reluctantly affix his seal to the great charter that granted more powers to the latter. By strange coincidence, yesterday also marked the notable event when Chuck Todd on Meet The Press allowed a couple of panelists to question a guest, Bill Daley.  This was actually nothing new because in its original format, which has been forgotten in recent years, Meet The Press meant exactly that...meet the press, not just meet the interview hogging host....
  • U.S. presidential candidate Fiorina spins web around interviewer

    05/10/2015 12:36:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina apparently has learned something about registering website domain names. Shortly after the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive announced her campaign last week, she found out that a cybersquatter had bought the rights to carlyfiorina.org and was using it to criticize her record. Chuck Todd of NBC News brought up the issue while interviewing Fiorina on "Meet the Press" and showed the website, which features row after row of frowny-face emoticons representing 30,000 people laid off during her Hewlett-Packard tenure from 1999 to 2005.
  • ‘Chuck Todd just got jacked up': Carly Fiorina is throwing ‘domaingate’ right back at the media

    05/10/2015 10:49:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Carly Fiorina is clearly not worried about the mocking from the media over fake web domains. After she appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning, she let Chuck Todd know he has a domain of his own out there.
  • Chuck Todd: ‘It Boggles The Mind’ That Clinton Foundation Continues To Take Foreign Donations

    04/29/2015 9:14:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2015-04-29 | Al Weaver
    During an appearance on “Morning Joe” Wednesday, “Meet The Press” moderator Chuck Todd said that it “boggles the mind” that the Clinton Foundation continues to take foreign donations. Todd’s remarks come after such donations from Hillary Clinton’s time as secretary of state have come under increased scrutiny amid the launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Well, I mean, look, to me, though, that’s the part of this that makes it more damning on the Clintons,” Todd told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, both of whom argued the onus is on the White House in this situation. “This is where...
  • SASSY Carly Fiorina Has A Unique Way Of Dealing With Chuck Todd

    05/10/2015 1:41:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/15 | BETSY ROTHSTEIN
    SASSY Carly Fiorina Has a Unique Way of Dealing with Chuck Todd. The link takes you to the DC home page where the piece is proceeded by the super title "SASSY" while the article itself doesn't include that reference. I just find it interesting choice of words. Sassy? Has Ted Cruz been Sassy? I bet bitchy and hysterical will be used too at some point. I know it was meant lovingly but others might not see that way.
  • Celebrities Thankful to Vanity Fair WHCD Party for Giving Them Another Chance to Praise Obama

    04/27/2015 1:51:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 27, 2015 | Jen Chaney
    The Vanity Fair–Bloomberg cocktail reception that follows the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, held at the franco-swank residence of the French ambassador, is the kind of party where Katie Couric can kick off her shoes and spend much of the party in bare feet. It’s the kind of party where Charlie Rose and Ashley Judd stand by one of several bars and engage in a lot of intense close-talking. It’s the kind of party where one waits in line to use the loo, just as one has done at every normal, far less glitzy house party since the 1990s. But then...
  • Chuck Todd Mocked for Going Fanboy Over Hillary's Van

    04/14/2015 1:13:13 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 59 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever seen the wide-eyed happy look on a kid after he was given one of the Hess toy trucks sold at gas stations? Well, that pretty much describes the attitude of Meet The Press host Chuck Todd in reaction to Hillary Clinton's "Scooby Doo" van. Chuck tweeted in ecstasy over supposed spontaneity of  such an "original" idea, completely forgetting the brutal reality as we shall see. As a result, poor Chuck was widely mocked in reaction.Before we go to the mocking, let us first look at Chuck Todd's happy tweet over the Scooby Doo van. An original idea...except for the...
  • Todd: Jeb Seems Like He’s Trying to Have It Both Ways on RFRA

    04/03/2015 1:51:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd stated that Jeb Bush seemed like “he was trying to have both sides of this debate” over Indiana’s RFRA law on Friday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”After hearing a clip of Jeb defending Indiana’s law as “the right thing” on Monday, Todd responded, “that’s what he told you on Monday. What do you make of what he told the Silicon Valley guys a couple of days later when he seemed to, he seemed to — he came across as sort of, he was trying to have both sides of this debate?”
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBC’s Meet the Press Cruz was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Why? Because of Cruz’s stance on climate change—some of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruz’s comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brown’s remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd wonders if Netanyahu 'defeated himself' with planned speech (2 days away)

    03/01/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am | Eddie Scarry
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, host Chuck Todd suggested it's possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress has backfired, though it doesn't take place until Tuesday. "You know, I'm wondering if Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated himself here a little bit," Todd said. "Because the more he attacks the [Obama] administration on the deal, the more the administration wants to dig in." Netanyahu's speech, made via an invitation by Republican House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House, is expected to be a criticism of White House negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear development program. Netanyahu...
  • Citing Constitution, Paul Ryan Defends Israeli Leader’s Address to Congress

    02/01/2015 2:20:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/1/15 | Kate Scanlon
    During an appearance on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan defended House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, calling the decision “wholly appropriate.” Host Chuck Todd asked the Wisconsin Republican if it was appropriate for the legislative branch to circumvent the executive branch in matters of foreign policy. Ryan said critics of Netanyahu’s visit should look to the U.S. Constitution. “These are three separate but equal branches of government,” said Ryan. “We don’t subserve one to the other.”
  • France Declares War on Radical Islam, Eric Holder Refuses

    01/11/2015 6:52:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    After radical jihadists murdered their way through Paris in a three-day rampage that left 17 dead, France has declared its own war on terror. Appearing on Saturday in Evry, a town just south of Paris, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the country is at war against radical Islam. “We are at war — not a war against a religion, not a war against a civilization, but to defend our values, which are universal,” he proclaimed. “It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” Valls continued. “We...
  • New D.C. Mayor: We 'Deserve Full Democracy and Statehood'

    01/04/2015 12:46:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 04, 2015
    New D.C. Mayor: We 'Deserve Full Democracy and Statehood' The issue of statehood for the nation's capital re-entered the public debate Sunday morning, with the mayor of Washington, D.C. declaring the need for a "new path" for the district. "The residents of Washington, D.C. deserve full democracy and statehood," newly elected Mayor Muriel Bowser said in an appearance on Meet the Press. When pressed by host Chuck Todd on whether she would accept being part of Maryland, Bowser was firm, "We are Washington, D.C., Chuck, and the residents of the District of Columbia really want to forge a new path...
  • GOP lawmaker: O-Care repeal top priority (Barrasso)

    01/04/2015 11:23:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    The repeal of ObamaCare is the priority of the Republican party, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday. “There will be a vote on repeal. The president, in the White House, will veto that,” he said of the symbolic gesture offered by GOP lawmakers still unsatisfied with the healthcare legislation. However, Barrasso told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that there would also be other bills that strike at other parts of the Affordable Care Act – some of which have gained bipartisan support – including a repeal of the medical device tax and the employer mandate. There is...
  • The Excitable Chuck Todd

    12/26/2014 1:50:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Unlike his predecessor as host of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd is an approachable, un-phony presence. He knows politics and clearly enjoys politics. But, boy, is he excitable, especially on the subject of immigration, where he often lets the drama of the moment cloud his judgment. [You need three examples-ed. Got em.] 1. It’s November 7, 2012. Romney has just lost the presidency, something many analysts immediately blame on his poor showing among Latinos. The Beltway mind instantly draws but one conclusion: Republicans need to assuage Latinos by legalizing illegal immigrants, stat. Obama’s ‘immigration reform,’ Todd says, will get “80...
  • Ugly Behind the Scenes Turmoil at Meet The Press Revealed

    12/22/2014 11:37:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Shield your eyes! Read no further!  The Washingtonian magazine has revealed some really ugly behind the scenes turmoil and backstabbings that accompained the departure of David Gregory from Meet The Press last summer. The revelations could be too much of a shock for some of you to endure. If the shock doesn't terminate you, suffocation from uncontrollable laughing at NBC's absurd antics could finish you off. If you dare to read on, you will find out that Chuck Todd was hardly a modest shrinking violet when it came to replacing David Gregory. In fact, he had been clawing for that...
  • Obama calls Chuck Todd ‘sad’

    11/30/2014 10:16:14 AM PST · by Baynative · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 29,14 | Kathianne Boniello
    Shopping at a Washington, DC, bookstore Saturday, President Obama spotted a copy of “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd’s new book about his presidency. “Oh, Chuck Todd!” Obama exclaimed. “Let’s see what Chuck has to say here!” “How is he writing a book already? asked his 16-year-old daughter, Malia. “Sad.” “He’s just sad,” the president joked in response.
  • Jerry Brown may challenge Hillary for Dem nomination

    11/18/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Signs are accumulating that California Governor Jerry Brown, fresh off a 20-point re-election victory and with at least $20 million in unspent campaign funds available, may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.  John Fund writes in NRO: …when his political aides sent out an invitation for a $5,000 fundraiserin Sacramento next Monday, there was inevitable speculation: Jerry Brown may run for president for the fourth time. If he challenges Hillary Clinton, Brown can claim solid credentials as a liberal leader. He has raised taxes on the rich, been an avid backer of climate-change regulation, and...
  • NBC’s Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isn’t Covering Gruber [VIDEO]

    11/19/2014 5:24:36 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 18, 2014 | Al Weaver
    Has the network news been neglecting the recent comments by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber? NBC, CBS and ABC haven’t covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case. [Snip] “It’s a political story,” said Todd on Gruber’s comments. “Network news, in general, hasn’t be covering the political back and forth of Washington a lot lately."
  • Gruber-gate gets to Obama: ‘No, I did not’ mislead Americans (Says the Liar in Chief)

    11/16/2014 2:22:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    All the president’s men could not shield the commander-in-chief from fallout surrounding recently uncovered comments made by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. The health policy and implementation expert who worked closely on the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts health care reform law has backed the administration into a corner after it was revealed he repeatedly celebrated the misleading way in which the law was crafted and the “stupidity” of the American voter over whose eyes the wool was pulled. “The fact that an adviser who was never on our staff expressed an opinion that I completely disagree with in terms...
  • Drive-Bys Surprised Obama Doesn't Care

    11/06/2014 3:19:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama's out there at his press conference yesterday, and it was dripping with condescension. We got some sound bites coming up. F. Chuck Todd says the Democrats are outraged privately that Obama didn't take any responsibility for this yesterday. Yes. F. Chuck Todd on the nightly news last night with Brian Williams, and the question, "I did hear from Democrats today, F. Chuck, and they think the president needs some new people around him." TODD: I heard from Democrats today that thought the president made a mistake not accepting more responsibility today at that press conference. The...
  • Todd Apologizes for Calling Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    11/03/2014 7:04:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    During a Morning Joe appearance late last month, Chuck Todd, as we reported, described the congressional race on Staten Island as a "fight between mob families." Not a great idea for a guy who not long before saw his comment that Alison Lundergan Grimes had "disqualified herself" made into a Mitch McConnell ad. Back on the show this morning, Todd offered an unqualified apology for his "mob families" hit, calling it "bad, wrong" and a "cheap slur." But that didn't stop Joe Scarborough from trying to turn it into a joke and make things about himself. View the video here.
  • Concha: As Bleak Prospects Show, Democratic Race-Baiting Tactics Being Rejected

    10/31/2014 2:16:50 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 31st, 2014 | Joe Concha
    As you may have heard, we’re now only four days away from the 2014 midterms and gubernatorial races mercifully coming to an end, save for a likely runoff in Louisiana. And as you’ve also heard lately, race–for all the wrong reasons–has become a central theme for the party in blue. Speaking of the Bayou State, its likely-to-be-unemployed-after-said-runoff and current senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) had this to say to Chuck Todd (a good get via hustle by the new MTP moderator, by the way) regarding the reason behind her not inviting President Obama for help on the campaign trail: “The South...
  • Southern Shockwave: Mary Landrieu Blames Obama's Unpopularity on Racism

    10/31/2014 2:39:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama's unpopularity. "Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?" asked Todd. “Let me be very, very honest with you," said Landrieu. "The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Landrieu added: “It has not always been a good place for women, to be...
  • NBC: It’s All About ‘Gridlock’!

    10/25/2014 9:10:30 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Neutral Story Line That Isn’t: Looks like NBC has its midterm election line set: It’s all about “gridlock” and “polarization!” (Video clip, featuring Chuck Toddd, here.) You can understand the appeal of this angle to Turness & Co.. It at least seems to be a Neutral Story Line of the sort traditionally favored by big cautious MSM entities worried about appearing partisan –”Is This Anyway to Elect a President?” and “Nasty,Politics” are two other hardy NSL choices. (SNIP) If Republicans win, well, voters just saw that as the way to break gridlock! If Democrats win, voters were tired of Republican...
  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Chuck Todd just do it again? His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign. On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race. Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as "a fight between mob families." That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator. And at the end...
  • New McConnell Ad Features Chuck Todd Saying Grimes 'Disqualified Herself'

    10/13/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    TPM ^ | 10-13-2014 | Sahil Kapur
    A new ad by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) features NBC "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd saying Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" by refusing to say in a recent interview if she voted for President Barack Obama. The stumble last week led to pushback for Grimes, who is polling neck and neck with the Senate Republican leader. The McConnell campaign said on Monday that the ad, called "Disqualified," will air on TV statewide. It can be watched below.
  • Todd 'Sick To Stomach' McConnell Ad Used His Claim Grimes 'Disqualified Herself'

    10/14/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As we reported here on NewsBusters, during a recent Morning Joe appearance Chuck Todd twice said that Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Todd said he was "sick to his stomach" when he saw that his comment had been used in an ad for Mitch McConnell. But interestingly, instead of blaming the McConnell campaign, Todd tagged Grimes, saying she had "invited this on herself" by her refusal to answer the simple question. View the video here.
  • Tom Brokaw Appears Unhappy on 'Meet The Chuck'

    10/13/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 13, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Meet the Chuck aka Meet The Press has a new format and it is incredibly awkward. Despite its official name, Meet The Press, the guests don't actually Meet The Press. Instead, host Chuck Todd conducts the interviews while the panelists sit uselessly at a table in the background. Yesterday's show was notable because one of the panelists sitting at the table in the background while Todd was hogging the interviews, was the NBC news anchor for over 20 years, Tom Brokaw. So how did Brokaw like being relegated to being just another panelist in the background as Todd conducted his...
  • Chuck Todd: Should Conservatives 'Surrender in the Culture Wars'?

    10/12/2014 1:10:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies
    News Busters ^ | 10/12/2014 (2:44 PM EDT) | Jeffrey Meyer
    Last week, the Supreme Court declined to hear several Appeals Court cases on gay marriages, which resulted in bans on gay marriage being struck down in numerous states across the country. Following the Supreme Court's decision to punt on the issue of gay marriage, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd saw this as a sign that social conservatism was declining and obnoxiously asked "it is time for conservatives to surrender in the culture wars?" After playing a pre-packaged segment on the evolution of social conservatism in the United States, the NBC host did his best to portray social conservatives as...
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama

    10/10/2014 12:10:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly......... .... there was no reason to do this. Grimes is fairly new on the national scene, but she's...
  • Wow! Chuck Todd Says Grimes 'Disqualified Herself' By Refusing to Say If She Voted for Obama

    10/10/2014 6:08:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever liberal leanings he might have, sometimes the political animal in Chuck Todd just can't contain itself. Take today's Morning Joe, where Todd host absolutely annihilated Alison Lundergan Grimes, Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky, for her refusal to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. Todd ripped Grimes as "ridiculous," then twice declared that she had "disqualified herself." Ouch! Even Mika Brzezinski was embarrassed by Grimes' cringe-worthy performance, as you'll see in the screengrab. View the video here.
  • Chuck Todd is Officially Irrelevant

    09/27/2014 9:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/14 | Alan Joel
    Eulogizes Eric Holder as "a non-political person" Whatever shred of actual relevancy Chuck Todd hoped to achieve as the new moderator of “Meet the Press” just collapsed yesterday during his MSNBC interview regarding the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. Chuck Todd eulogizes Eric Holder as “a non-political person”: “He did a lot of the tough stuff that you would say, ‘Hey, the attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff. But, what’s interesting about him, he is a very non-political person. And I think people used to mistakenly...
  • Chuck Todd Mocked for 'Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country' Midterm Elections Description

    09/22/2014 7:36:35 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 22, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did you know that the upcoming midterm elections can be summarized as Denny's vs Dunkin' Donuts? Does that sound ridiculous to you? Well, it is just as ridiculous as Chuck Todd stretching to raise Meet The Press out of its third place ratings yesterday by describing the midterm elections as Starbucks Nation vs Chick-Fil-A Country as you can see in this video (and below). As a result, Todd who needs respect as the new host of MTP, instead received widespread and well deserved mockery from across the ideological spectrum. The mockery begins with Brian Maloney of the Media Equalizer who...
  • Me The Press? No 'Meet' in New MTP

    09/14/2014 3:34:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 14, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    MEEEEEEE!!!!! Okay, we get it, Chuck Todd. You are the new host of Meet The Press but does that mean you will now hog every interview? After all, the president of NBC News, Deborah Turness, promised a return to the original format of MTP in which the guests would be interviewed by a panel, not just the host. Therefore your humble correspondent was disappointed when he watched Chuck interview the guests solo today while the panel merely chit chatted among themselves. Here is the unkept promise of a MTP format change made by Turness:
  • Harsh Words and a Little Presidential Stompy Foot

    09/10/2014 7:07:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-10-2014 | MOTUS
    Hoo-wee! This is shaping up to be a very long, hard week. We started with F. Chuck on Meet the Press: Care to enjoy one of those special Oval Office cigars? Sure Chief! Don’t mind if I do…And tonight, the handlers have decided that Barry will finally Face the Nation and present something that will have to pass for a thought on the existential threat presented by ISIS. Don’t expect anything too definitive, like condemnation of the Evil Empire, butt I understand there will be harsh words followed by some presidential stompy foot. You have displeased me. Harsh letter to...
  • Obama Argues He Needs A Vacation Without the Press Following Him

    09/07/2014 7:02:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/7/14 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC´s "Meet The Press," host Chuck Todd took President Barack Obama to task for the optics of going golfing moments after his statement on ISIS beheading journalist James Foley. Obama complained during his vacations he would "love" not to be followed by the press. “You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation, because you’re followed everywhere, part of what I would love is a vacation from the press," Obama said. The president did take some responsibility saying, “But there’s no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard...
  • Meet the Press Transcript - September 7, 2014 (Todd/Obama)

    09/08/2014 3:41:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 7, 2014
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------SNIP------------------------------------------ CHUCK TODD: Yeah, you want us to stop following you. I promise you, in two and a half years I think that'll happen. PRES. OBAMA: Because the possibility of a jarring contrast given the world's news, there's always going to be some tough news somewhere, it's going to be there. But there's no doubt that after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through after the statement that I made, that I should've anticipated the optics. That's part of the job. And I...
  • Obama's Optics, Theater: Stage Left

    09/08/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-8-2014 | MOTUS
    Good Morning: I’ve got the Chucky Cheese interview; abridged and annotated. You’re welcome. President Obama in an interview broadcast Sunday said he “should have anticipated the optics” of golfing after a statement condemning the execution of American journalist James Foley.Someone else who never quite understood the importance of optics: Chucky’s MTP predecessor Yes he was upset with himself, he’s usually so good with the optics. “It is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be President on vacation,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” I KNOW! Between the fundraising, the concerts, the golf, the parties, the date nights, the...
  • President Barack Obama's Full Interview With NBC's Chuck Todd - 'Meet The Press' 9/7/2014

    09/07/2014 5:35:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/7/14 | YouHotNews
    On his debut as NBC 'Meet the Press' host 9/7/2014, Chuck Todd grills President Obama: - Are you preparing the country to go back to war? - You realize you're giving that speech (Wednesday) the day before the 13th anniversary of 9/11. - ISIS is not a JV team. Was that bad intelligence or your misjudgment? - You've ruled out boots on the ground. And I'm curious, have you only ruled them out simply for domestic political reasons? Or is there another reason you've ruled out American boots on the ground? Because your own-- your own guys have said, "You...
  • Todd Hits Obama From Left On Amnesty Delay: Pity The Poor Deportee

    09/07/2014 1:20:48 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Todd recently told the Washington Post that in his role as new Meet The Press moderator, rather than spouting the conventional wisdom of the East Coast journalistic elites, "my job is to channel that frustration of the rest of America.” So when interviewing President Obama about his intention to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, you'd think he might have asked about the tens of thousands of criminal illegal immigrants that his administration released last year, or whether he planned to accept the invitation from the father of a man killed by an illegal immigrant to visit his...
  • ´Part of this job is also the theater of it... it doesn´t come naturally to me´: Obama admits

    09/07/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/14 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama admitted he should have expected to be criticized for hitting the links on the same day that he addressed the beheading of American journalist James Foley and spoke with his family. ´Part of this job is also the theater of it,´ he told NBC News´ Chuck Todd. ´Well, it´s not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters. And I´m mindful of that.´ He added: ´I should have anticipated the optics´ of playing golf. Obama, who was on vacation at the time of Foley´s murder, was heavily criticized for heading to the golf course
  • Obama blames the press for criticisms of his post-beheading golf outing

    09/07/2014 12:04:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Within minutes of addressing the nation following the Islamic State’s brutal beheading of American journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama had resumed his August vacation on the golf course. More than a few observers, even the president’s supporters, said that the decision to continue golfing immediately after announcing to the country that ISIS had executed what administration would later call a “terrorist attack” on the United States was unwise. On Sunday, Obama acknowledged that he had erred, not only in seeming detached but also in failing to consider the “optics” associated with appearing callous and disinterested in the wake of...
  • Obama Is About To Unveil His ISIS Game Plan

    09/07/2014 10:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/07/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    President Barack Obama said Sunday it's time for the U.S. to "start going on some offense" against the group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL), saying he would make an address to the nation Wednesday about his "game plan" going forward. "On Wednesday, I'll make a speech and describe what our game plan's going to be going forward," Obama said Sunday during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I'm preparing the country to make sure that we deal with a threat from ISIL." Continuing his amped-up rhetoric of the past few days, Obama said the goal...
  • Obama regrets golfing after Foley death

    09/07/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama now admits that his decision to play a vacation round of golf immediately after addressing the murder of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State, was a mistake. "I should have anticipated the optics," Obama said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. The president said that he had been forced to hold back tears when he spoke privately to the family of Foley, who was beheaded, but added that there was always the prospect of a "jarring" contrast between world events, and his own efforts to carve out a...