Chuck Todd is once again under fire, as calls mount to fire the host of NBC News' once-venerated "Meet the Press."
Todd on Sunday hosted Republican U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, an early supporter of Donald Trump, and allowed him to lie on-air with nearly no push-back.
Among the lies Rep. Cramer spewed in just 21 seconds: The Obama administration spied on Donald Trump, the Mueller Russia investigation "started with no evidence and ended proving that there was no evidence," and the impeachment of the President was "crazy."
These are blatant lies from Sen. Kevin Cramer and Chuck Todd should've pushed back on them https://t.co/ZAyLipVn2i— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1606057497.0
Cramer also went on to falsely claim Trump's baseless and frivolous lawsuits – including the most recent one that a judge tossed out "with prejudice" – are "appropriate." Out of three dozen lawsuits Trump has lost thirty-four and won just two.
And while Cramer did say that the GSA should release the transition funds to President-elect Joe Biden he refused to acknowledge Biden won the election. He also spewed other lies, with no pushback from Todd, including: Joe Biden has not yet won the election, Trump "is just exercising his legal options," and Biden has been "over-dramatic."
Now even more people want Chuck Todd fired.
15 days ago Biden won the election. Today @chucktodd gave Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer 8 minutes on @MeetThePress t… https://t.co/URcQhUgWlY— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC)1606056796.0
Chuck Todd has at least 3 obvious flaws as the Meet the Press moderator: He is a biased in favor of the white pat… https://t.co/ItS9eLpR67— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@☇RiotWomenn☇)1606061870.0
Chuck Todd is a National Embarrassment He should not be the anchor of a formerly highly respected Sunday Show let a… https://t.co/02VihASW9B— Mona (@Mona)1606060616.0
Ok. I am a big fan of @MSNBC & enjoyed every time I've been invited on their air. I have awesome respect for almo… https://t.co/95Iz0zZGGy— David Rothkopf (@David Rothkopf)1606061449.0
Agree with exception: There is no "center right." It's like saying U R a "center Nazi." you are either enabling fa… https://t.co/Nc38WjPjMR— Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter (@Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter)1606061519.0
@MattNegrin @Darla_jimswife @chucktodd @MeetThePress Todd’s “performance” was malfeasance of journalism. This was… https://t.co/IxEuZ8IiOA— JohnAleshire (@JohnAleshire)1606059180.0
@mattmfm @MattNegrin Chuck Todd is a fucking disgrace.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1606058374.0
People like Chuck Todd aren’t presenting news. They’re covering politics as a game and critiquing strategies, legal… https://t.co/vIemyHZm9g— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1606061729.0
@MattNegrin @Mobute @chucktodd @MeetThePress @NBCNews it is time for Chuck to go. This is reprehensible— Robert Rikard (@Robert Rikard)1606062982.0
@MattNegrin @chucktodd @MeetThePress When we were flipping between channels during the election, I thought… https://t.co/nVpwGHxBFy— Tara 🐯 Brown Ⓥ (@Tara 🐯 Brown Ⓥ)1606062345.0
Chuck Todd casually promoting conspiracy theories that undermine the election because of course he is. Dude needs… https://t.co/yIc4B76yZa— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida)1606062810.0
Chuck Todd’s actual job is to let the GOP air their talking points on his airtime. He’s not “dumb” he’s not “bad at… https://t.co/67MG4lqo0J— you are living through a coup attempt.🆘 (@you are living through a coup attempt.🆘)1606061021.0
Chuck Todd is both the name of a television host and also a great suggestion of what MSNBC should do with him.— Steve Hofstetter (@Steve Hofstetter)1606064182.0