Watching the Chuck Todd Implosion


Right now watching NBC's Chuck Todd is like watching a building be imploded. You know the explosives have been set, you're just not sure when they are going to go off. 

Todd has not been having a very good few weeks. First he Tweeted the name of the Shooter in the Naval Yard in DC...problem was it was not the shooter and Todd deleted his Tweets. 

Then Todd stepped into it again with a comment he made about the media.

HuffPo writes that Todd was speaking with former governor Ed Rendell about Obamacare on Wednesday's "Morning Joe." Rendell said that the White House had not sold the program successfully, and that most Americans opposed to Obamacare had probably been given incorrect information about it.

Todd replied that, "more importantly," that incorrect information "would be stuff that Republicans have successfully messaged against it." He continued, "They don't repeat the other stuff because they haven't even heard the Democratic message."

Then came the fateful words: "What I always love is people say, 'Well, it's you folks' fault in the media.' No! It's the President of the United States' fault for not selling it."

That quote led to articles with headlines like "Chuck Todd: It's Not Media's Job To Correct GOP's Obamacare Falsehoods," and "MSNBC's Chuck Todd Explains Media Don't Need To Show You No Stinking Facts On Obamacare," and "Inform the Public? Not My Job, Says Chuck Todd."

The press press sent Todd to Twitter again (which maybe he should stay away from): 


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Unfortunately for Todd, the controversy isn't going away. The latest salvo: a petition on the website Credo Mobilize, which had drawn over 75,000 signatures. The petition's author, Nicole Belle, accused Todd of having "completely abdicated his responsibility as a journalist."

Tim Russert just flipped over one more time.