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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:47 PM

Chuck Todd apologizes for airing edited William Barr clip

Source: The Hill

NBC "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd apologized on Tuesday for airing a clip Sunday of Attorney General William Barr's interview with CBS reporter Katherine Herridge, which Todd acknowledged was misleading because of an edit that took Barr's remarks out of context.

Todd and "Meet the Press" had come under heavy criticism for airing the clip, which made it appear that Barr had decided to drop charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn for political reasons.

After the clip from the May 7 CBC interview aired, Todd said that Barr "didn't make the case that he was upholding the rule of law. He was almost admitting that, yeah, this is a political job."

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He said the Barr's full answer would have put in context the portion of the interview that "Meet the Press" did air.

"Had I seen that part, I would not have framed the conversation the way I did," he said. "And I am obviously very sorry for that mistake and we strive to do better going forward.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/media/497458-chuck-todd-apologizes-for-airing-edited-william-barr-clip

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Reply Chuck Todd apologizes for airing edited William Barr clip (Original post)
Calista241 May 2020 OP
turbinetree May 2020 #1
Blue Owl May 2020 #2
sfstaxprep May 2020 #3
Wuddles440 May 2020 #19
gab13by13 May 2020 #4
NRaleighLiberal May 2020 #5
Steelrolled May 2020 #12
NRaleighLiberal May 2020 #13
Joinfortmill May 2020 #6
chillfactor May 2020 #7
Wellstone ruled May 2020 #10
RhodeIslandOne May 2020 #8
emmaverybo May 2020 #11
Roy Rolling May 2020 #9
Mike Nelson May 2020 #14
LiberalLovinLug May 2020 #15
Judi Lynn May 2020 #16
Sloumeau May 2020 #17
GETPLANING May 2020 #18
Paladin May 2020 #20

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:48 PM

1. Resign....................

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:51 PM

2. Leave it to Chuck to lower the Barr even moreso

n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:52 PM

3. Fuck Todd

He's the reason I've been watching less and less of MSNBC. Keep up the good work!

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #3)

Wed May 13, 2020, 10:08 AM

19. Agree!

It almost appears that they're trying to become Faux Lite. Switched over to CNN.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:54 PM

4. I thought Toad was going to be fired or demoted?

Shit, he's on TV more now than ever, and who picked Steve Kornacki to fill Tweety's slot? I never watch either one of them.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:01 PM

5. each day, the countless threads that describe the awful state of both

our politics and media make me so thankul we turned TV off 10 years ago.
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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:44 PM

12. I didn't turn off the TV entirely

but turned off all cable news - and I feel so much better. IMHO those shows really are damaging, both one a personal and societal level.

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Response to Steelrolled (Reply #12)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:56 PM

13. we use our TV to watch and stream movies. that's it.

it is joyful!
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:02 PM

6. Does anyone still watch this guy?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:09 PM

7. The minute Todd's face appears on the TV screen

I switch channels.......can't stand the asshat!

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #7)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:11 PM

10. Think there are millions who do the same.

 

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:10 PM

8. Except he did drop them for political reasons.

 

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:19 PM

11. ++++++++++++

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:10 PM

9. Really?

He drives me nuts but demanding his hide when he fucks up and apologizes is equally nuts.

I would rather have his drivel filling up time on the network than not have sponsors and lose that slot to the supporters of propaganda.

He’s not perfect. But until someone else is “network ready”, don’t demand NBC kick him out.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:21 PM

14. Well...

... Barr lied under oath. He is purely political... he lies for Crooked Donald. I'm sure Chuck made that clear, even if the clip did not. After all, Chuck's job is to tell the truth!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:29 PM

15. These kinds of dumb mistakes set any trust in the news even further back

One reason is that the right are well practised at jumping on mistakes like this. They already are good at making up shit, but when they actually have goofballs like Todd to feed off of, they don't even have to try.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:31 PM

16. Too bad he won't apologize for being there, and show himself out. What a creep! n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:12 PM

17. Chuck Todd is lazy, incompetent, and just plain awful.

Give Katy Tur his slots.
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:30 PM

18. Just resign already

Useless Chuck Toad...uh, Todd

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 11:57 AM

20. Fire Chuck Todd, MSNBC.

He lacks enough personal character to do the right thing and resign.

Giving the trump/Barr regime this sort of break is inexcusable.

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