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Chuck Todd: Media bias “was a creation, not based in much fact”

Chuck Todd: Media bias “was a creation, not based in much fact”

“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.’”

You can watch here:

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.

So prevalent is media bias, that we have an entire tag devoted to the subject. But sure, it’s allllll in our heads.

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Comments

Wow. What a douche.

All you can do is laugh at him.

    Tom Servo in reply to Daiwa. | August 27, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    One of the favorite memes of the left (and Chuck Todd) is that there is a persistent racial bias built into our culture, which we should be deeply ashamed of. Imagine how Chuck Todd would react if anyone on the right tried to tell him that this perceived bias was completely imaginary, and was only created for a political campaign. Why I imagine Chuck Todd’s head would positively explode.

      Zumkopf in reply to Tom Servo. | August 28, 2018 at 10:11 am

      My first thought too. Todd & Co. have no problem finding pervasive, crippling, but totally unconscious racial bias (by Caucasians; apparently even conscious racial bias by Asians or Blacks is just fine, but I digress). But the notion that the 95% leftist media might slant things, by the stories they choose to cover (or ignore), the angles they take in covering them, or the words they choose? Ridiculous.

    I usually growl and swear at the lap-dog lackey of his corporate masters.

Bubble Boy himself.

    Every time he opens his mouth, he proves Trump’s point. He is incapable of making an honest unbiased statement.

    It’s like when the newspapers all got together to write editorials against Trump one Thursday. No one could tell the difference from their everyday attacks.

I wonder how Chuckie decides which of those voices he hears in his head is in charge on any given day.

And he’s totes not influenced by his wife being a Democrat political consultant. Bring that up & his feathers fly.

Chuckie “Baby Living in a world of make believe” — Helen Reddy.

American Human | August 27, 2018 at 5:41 pm

So if we don’t agree with Chuck Todd then we’re pretending?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the little analysis of stories that were widely reported but turned out to be false. If I remember correctly, 18 of these stories were negative for Trump. 4 were positive, but two of those were really neutral. So what is the probability of such a distribution, if there is no bias, just honest mistakes? About .0003, so sure, Chuck, there is no bias.

Chuck Clodd has been on this anti-Foz tirade ever since Brett Baeir called him out for his obvious bias. The shallow fool thinks we don’t know the source of his devolution into sheer stupidity.

DINORightMarie | August 27, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Heh – kind of like a film director critiquing his own movie, or a chef rating his own food, a la Kitchen Nightmares.

Chuck U. Todd–>Delusional navel gazer extraordinaire.

It really does not make any difference. If news consumers think the news is biased, then it is biased. In this case perception is reality.

    (((Boogs))) in reply to Anchovy. | August 27, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Only reality is reality. Prompting large-scale shifts in opinion are one of two explanations: 1., the MSM’s narrative that the public is subnormal and vulnerable to misinformation; 2. The public’s realization that MSM claims are at variance with what people see, hear and understand on a daily basis. Predicted wars and recessions that never happen. The forecast return of of Hitler who never comes, or the sense that the “evils” of Trump somehow don’t so awful compared with the partisan bull fecal of past administrations.

    Todd and his ilk believe in fairy tales, including the ones they spin. He’s been taught that reality is relative, and there is only a narrative.

Todd has been hanging out with Lanny Davis too much and is now employing his long time tactic of denying the obvious….with a straight face!

The media live in their own bubble world. They talk to other people outside that world, but the discussions of what the stories mean, the spin they put on them, the words they use (which far too often are almost identical which is not possible without some coordination in the talking points), the phrasing of almost everything when it comes to politics, or can be tied in any possible way to politics, their approach to questions, their use of opinion as if it is facts, their redefining what actions actually mean over what they did… yeah, there is no political bias.

How about who the media primarily votes for? How about the nearly universal melt down the media had when Trump dared to defeat Hillary? Or the stories they leave out, or don’t talk about for more than 30 seconds if it favors a Republican? The gushing over every little thing Obama did, while brushing off every single scandal that came under his administration as nothing?

If they had anyone on the panel who actually wasn’t biased, they would have made him look like the ass that he is.

Thanks, Rush for, “F. Chuck Todd.” He captures the Hyannis, beltway deep state vibe in a single moniker.

Good times create weak men.

As they say, “this is why we have Trump.”

Actually, no.

The press fabrications have indeed been non-stop, and so blatant that it was obvious very early in the campaign that the press was accusing candidate Trump of saying things he never actually said and doing things he never actually did, and that continues to this day. But the vocational sins of the press are too obvious, and therefore important only to those who wish to be deceived.

The reason we have President Trump is not due to the professional failure of the press, but to the systemic collapse of professional politics. The high-rolling millionaire—the amateur—the outsider—the upstart—was the only candidate willing to talk about things voters actually consider important. All the other “me too” candidates avoided these topics, concentrating instead on anodyne pap, sob-sister rubbish, the usual promises of a chicken in every pot and a unicorn in every garage, and near-frantic avoidance of anything important. And this was obvious not just to election junkies, but to the most casual voter. That’s why we have President Trump. The press is too feeble to cause such a seismic event.

    It became pretty clear to most of us that after the press’ eight year cover-up of the Odumbo fraud and Odumbo’s incompetence (and his commie agenda) the media was corrupt, as well as giving marching orders to the rats of the GOPe.

    Don’t deny them the credit they deserve for helping to elect Donald Trump.

He can’t see his bias. He is a news person. He believes that the reason President Trumps coverage by the MSM is 90% negative is that 90% of what Trump does is bad.

Bias? Nope, no bias there.

Tonight ABC led and delivered half their prime time news program on McCain. It was framed and projected as an attack on Trump. The second story the Pope, The third story was Myanmar and the victimized Muslims. 15 seconds were given a dismissive Mexico-America trade deal, one of the largest such trade deals in the world. Not even a review of its positive US impact.

But worse, was zero retractions of the “Nixonian” bomb shells ABC delivered to viewers last Friday night. It was taken back by Lanny Davis Monday, but CNN went ahead and repeated the lie.

It wasn’t Stormy Monday, but it was an even more self-righteously scripted effort to influence America and frame what is supposed to be a free and fair election. False accusation, theatrical glorification and billions in corporate and political collusion. It will increase towards November in a massive campaign violation. Putin can only dream of such collusion.

Had it not been reported by other outlets, very few would have ever known he made the comment.

Todd knows there are no facts to back up the “media bias” story, Factcheck.org told him so.

Dumb as a post, but so dilusional, he doesn’t know it.

Pathetic.

    puhiawa in reply to tiger66. | August 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    His community college AA degree in nothing is the best NBC could find.

    He’s not dumb. He’s just caught up in his narcissistic delusion of his being smarter than the rest of us.

    Don’t mess with anyone’s denial – except if they are trying to destroy your way of life. Then, all’s fair.

Another example of tribalism by the MSM …

Trump’s ‘social media bias’ claims gain traction
Both Twitter and Facebook deny bias in policing their platforms, and various studies suggest conservatives are thriving on social media.
Supporters accept his persistent allegations even though there’s no proof, studies find

WASHINGTON • There is little evidence to back up US President Donald
Trump’s persistent claims that social media firms “silence” or “censor”
conservatives, but the notion has nonetheless gathered widespread
acceptance among his considerable following.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/trumps-social-media-bias-claims-gain-traction

HA HA HA HA HA… what a delusional maroon…

sureeeeee Chuckie, we believe your propaganda…

………. NOT!

Farcebook, YouTube, Gulag, all fully engaged.
http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/112/33/E4512.full.pdf

The search engine manipulation effect (SEME) and its possible impact on the outcomes of elections
Robert Epstein and Ronald E. Robertson

Significance
We present evidence from five experiments in two countries suggesting the power and robustness of the search engine manipulation effect (SEME). Specifically, we show that (i) bi- ased search rankings can shift the voting preferences of un- decided voters by 20% or more, (ii) the shift can be much higher in some demographic groups, and (iii) such rankings can be masked so that people show no awareness of the manip- ulation. Knowing the proportion of undecided voters in a population who have Internet access, along with the pro- portion of those voters who can be influenced using SEME, allows one to calculate the win margin below which SEME might be able to determine an election outcome.

Network news died long ago. It is no more than the opinions of NYC/DC/Hollywood cliques who matter little. What Trump did was give the people a real choice and the people elected him. Benjamin Franklin said that the founders gave us a republic and urged us to try and keep it. Trumps election shows we are trying.

Network news died long ago. It is no more than the opinions of NYC/DC/Hollywood cliques who matter little. What Trump did was give the people a real choice and the people elected him. Benjamin Franklin said that the founders gave us a republic and urged us to try and keep it. Trumps election shows we are trying. Perhaps the news should begin with the statement. “This is the truth, the whole truth ….” Only then can trust begin to be restored. Until then network news is believed only by those in their own echo chamber.

“Chuck Todd: Media bias “was a creation, not based in much fact”

Other than his own statement is why the MSM media is so distrusted and the instigation for the moniker Fake News that is so hated by said MSM.

Really, fifteen years ago the editor of Newsweek, Evan Thomas, outrightedly admitted the MSM is worth 5 percentage points to the democrats. it’s only gotten worse since.

To paraphrase the great** Paul Krugman, “If the question is when the MSM will own its bias, a first-pass answer is never.”

**Don’t sell the man short. Anyone who can be so repeatedly and completely wrong over such a long period of time, and still show his face in public, is not made of ordinary stuff.

Look, every single day breeds MORE evidence that there is a pervasive Anti-Trump bias in the news media. The reporters and commentators at CNN, MSNBC, the alphabet networks, the major print media and most major electronic media all march in lock step. And that formation is all anti-Trump. What Todd, and the rest of these people have yet to learn, is the that American people, as a group, are not as dumb as they seem to think.

Interestingly enough, it is the one network that Todd wishes to blame the perception of media bias upon which is the least biased. It has reporters and commentators who are active Trump supporters, active anti-Trump personalities, some leaning anti-Trump and a few actually neutral. The people at Fox do not march in lock-step on camera.

It’s in his own self interest. His pay check depends on it. If he truly believes or not isn’t relevant. He will not bite the hand that feeds him or the club that praises him. The red pill is incomprehensible in his world.

It’s in his own self interest. His pay check depends on it. If he truly believes or not isn’t relevant. He will not bite the hand that feeds him or the club that praises him. The red pill is incomprehensible in his world.

Only someone completely noseblind to the stench of their own corruption could make such a statement with a straight face. A street corner hooker has more shame than this gaslighting teleprompter model.

I’ve been dealing with left-wing media bias for 30 years. You would have better luck convincing African Americans that discrimination was all in their imagination.

Total douchebag with exactly zero credibility, except with those who just know those fake news muffins have finally found the evidence against the POTUS!

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