NBC's Meet The Press is finally getting some publicity, but it might not be what they wanted.
The show that has struggled for years is under fire for airing a segment featuring remorseful African-American murders in prison.
The segment was broadcast in the wake of the tragic shooting in a Charleston church last week by a white gunman who killed 9 black church goers.
After airing the segment on black killers, the negative comments started almost immediately on social media.
Todd took to the Meet The Press website to try and explain their awful decision to air such a segment this past week:
"We thought the issue of gun violence in our culture and society was an important conversation to continue -- too important to put off for another week. The consequences of gun violence should not be hidden" Todd wrote.
Someone needs to tell Chuck that gun violence was here long before last week and will surely be here next week and the week after. They should have held the segment.
Also, we're fairly certain that there some white murderers behind bars as well. How about getting a few of those and maybe some other races as well on camera?
"Meet the Press should make all viewers uncomfortable at some point or we are not doing our job," Todd said.
Really? Do viewers want to wake up on Sunday morning, a day off and turn on the TV to feel "uncomfortable" about what is being perceived as straight racism from Chuck Todd and NBC?
I really don't think so.
Chuck Todd needs to learn a lesson from Brian Williams. Admit you screwed up and say you're sorry. Don't try and justify your wrong actions.
Or you might find yourself fired, or worse yet, working solely at MSNBC.