NBC host Chuck Todd was blasted by his viewers on Thursday after he admitted in an interview that he has been "naive" about disinformation spread by Republicans.
"I fully admit, listening to you ask that question now, and me giving you the honest answer of, yeah, I guess I really believed they wouldn’t do this," Todd said at one point in the Rolling Stone interview. "Just so absurdly naive in hindsight."
Viewers lashed out at Todd and suggested that Meet the Press owed its audience more professionalism -- and possibly a new host.
Read some of the tweets below.
Can’t believe Chuck Todd thought that doing that interview was gonna serve him well. He just solidified what we al… https://t.co/B9pePAuW4y— ygrd23 (@ygrd23) 1577386317.0
yeah no shit, chuck todd is absolutely pointless— con (@con) 1577386380.0
We all know Chuck Todd is a joke can we move on please?— Sprinkle of Ginger (@Sprinkle of Ginger) 1577386457.0
Don’t let people like Chuck Todd pretend he just didn’t see how naive he was. That’s bullshit. The ignorance was bl… https://t.co/2rmVPZlGdY— Michelle WEAR A F’N MASK! (@Michelle WEAR A F’N MASK!) 1577386526.0
How is Chuck Todd still a somebody?— Jesus Twinkie (@Jesus Twinkie) 1577386582.0
The only reason Chuck Todd got famous is he scribbled a bunch of numbers on a whiteboard in 2008 and everyone at NB… https://t.co/nn3JkziZ5T— Brian Gaar (@Brian Gaar) 1577386687.0
I don't get @ChuckTodd and others saying they are just now realizing Republicans are liars. Republicans have been s… https://t.co/pm1xSwYSu7— Trump sells Herb-a-Life in my metaverse 💙💛🐝 (@Trump sells Herb-a-Life in my metaverse 💙💛🐝) 1577386777.0
Chuck Todd said he was 'naive' not to realize the GOP lies. NYU Journalism Prof Jay Rosen calls BS saying: Todd’s… https://t.co/Ez6ckveT5U— Pitt Griffin (@Pitt Griffin) 1577387017.0
Chuck Todd needs to resign or MSNBC should sever his contract. He can’t put together a coherent question with out… https://t.co/4dTRp7VTDH— Bev (@Bev) 1577387072.0
So everyone agrees? Chuck Todd sucks— Birdie Sanders misses michael brooks (@Birdie Sanders misses michael brooks) 1577387096.0
.@chucktodd So you admit to being a slow learner and allowing the GOP propaganda machine an outlet that spews their… https://t.co/ZxJ5QhrxYt— carol exRepublican (@carol exRepublican) 1577387232.0
Chuck Todd knew what he was doing..It was a strategy to win viewership by appearing non partisan. @chucktodd should… https://t.co/j0hpuRVgU1— Beatrice Prudhomme (@Beatrice Prudhomme) 1577387367.0
"I don’t get why so many people are comfortable uttering stuff that they may know will look ridiculous in three or… https://t.co/okio1LwJwj— Granny🦈 Wears a Mask (@Granny🦈 Wears a Mask) 1577387429.0
Another reason to dislike @chucktodd— TheRvrChik (@TheRvrChik) 1577387484.0
I’m wondering how many comments from watchers of Meet the Press did Chuck Todd ignore before he arrived at those conclusions. @chucktodd— Beatrice Prudhomme (@Beatrice Prudhomme) 1577387604.0
Now how in TF does Chuck Todd thinks he can overcome his reputation as a fking joke. Similar question how many lick… https://t.co/5tSVb5Q3Qw— Beatrice Prudhomme (@Beatrice Prudhomme) 1577387734.0
Chuck Todd is the Sean Hannity of Tucker Carlsons.— Trump Lost (@Trump Lost) 1577387811.0
Chuck Todd should’ve been fired years ago. can you all just get rid of him already?— ً (@ً) 1577387868.0
Here's the TL;DR summary: Chuck Todd, host of Meet the Press and NBC's "Political Director" was super-surprised tha… https://t.co/bbjyBAr0P0— John Pontoon-atheist-wishes u happy Jesusness! (@John Pontoon-atheist-wishes u happy Jesusness!) 1577388093.0
It’s funny how Chuck Todd and the Media refuse to look in a mirror to see why people distrust Chuck Todd and the Me… https://t.co/B8PqWs08II— Mr T 2 (@Mr T 2) 1577388185.0
Why is Chuck Todd trending? Chuck Todd should never trend.— *you're (@*you're) 1577388397.0
It’s easy to say that Chuck Todd is quite possibly the worst pretend journalist out there. How does one suddenly di… https://t.co/1XrdSNPQbv— Ricky Davila (@Ricky Davila) 1577388491.0
Either Chuck Todd married somebody’s daughter and/or had goat pictures on some bigwig at NBC News.— Kenny BooYah! (@Kenny BooYah!) 1577388626.0
#ChuckTodd - has been such a disaster MANY of us have tweeted that he should resigned, be chucked, or be fired. He'… https://t.co/wgNIL5SbLv— Helen Armstrong (@Helen Armstrong) 1577388821.0
.@chucktodd should have been replaced on @MeetThePress a long time ago. It doesn’t matter if he couldn’t see how th… https://t.co/LKXsLESS53— Lisa Bee (@Lisa Bee) 1577389305.0
Reminder that during the 2016 election, Chuck Todd complained that Hillary Clinton was "overprepared." Like, screw him.— Laurie Crosswell (@Laurie Crosswell) 1577391587.0
Chuck Todd is not now, nor has he ever been, a journalist. He's a propagandist—simple as that. Corporate media is… https://t.co/ud4WHiyNOW— Robbie Jaeger 🔎 (@Robbie Jaeger 🔎) 1577392060.0
Remember when Chuck Todd confessed to not knowing how to do his job and told us specific examples of failing on nat… https://t.co/mVaT8WQsIf— Chief 💚🧸 (@Chief 💚🧸) 1577394625.0