“I’m just saying it was a creation. It was a campaign tactic. It’s not based in much fact.”
As they say, “this is why we have Trump.”
Sunday on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd claimed media bias doesn’t really exist, but was created as a campaign tactic by Roger Ailes, the late Fox News CEO.
Newsbusters has the story:
Appearing on a panel discussion, Brody pointed out that the approval rating of Donald Trump and that of the mainstream media aren’t that high. Todd cut him off and offered a conspiracy theory about the reason Americans don’t trust the press: “Well, the conservative echo chamber created the environment…. It’s been a tactic and a tool of the Roger Ailes-created chamber. So, let’s not pretend it is not anything other than that.”
Brody responded by pointing out how widespread distrust is of journalists: “But those independents also distrust the media. This is not just Republicans. It is many Americans across the country.”
Todd sputtered: “I take your point. I’m just saying it was a creation. It was a campaign tactic. It’s not based in much fact.” This kind of denial of the media’s obvious bias is common for the journalist. On February 19, 2013 he dismissed: “There’s this whole sort of mythology of this, ‘the media’s out to get conservatives.’”
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As Scott Whitlock explains at Newsbusters, it’s almost comical that Todd talks about the absence of media bias when he’s usually at the top of the list in discussions of clearly bias media.
In July, the Meet the Press host let hard-left candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez redefine socialism in order to “sell” it to “older Americans.” Remember Barack Obama? Here is just one example of how he gushed over the Democrat in 2009:
“In just a few short hours, the President was able to do a diplomatic decathlon, packing in a week’s worth of international diplomacy into 12 hours….America’s unofficial royalty, the President and First Lady, reconnected tonight for more ceremonial duties, including a private audience with actual royalty, the Queen herself.”
— NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd, April 1, 2009 Nightly News.
Finally, the press has been 90 percent negative in its evaluative coverage of Trump. But don’t tell any of this to Chuck Todd. Media bias is all just a delusion.
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