Monday, October 20, 2014

The Transition From Host of MSNBC's "Guess That Soup!"



To Captain of NBC's slow-motion Hindenburg seems to be making Shuck Todd a trifle touchy:
Chuck Todd Takes A Beating In Facebook Chat

Chuck Todd has claimed special insight into the world of "trolling" in the past.

"Easiest way to attract trolls, write 'media' and 'bias' in a sentence," he tweeted last year.

Equipped with that knowledge, NBC's new "Meet the Press" moderator waded into a Facebook Q&A on Friday ready to swat down any such hostility that came his way.

When one user asked him why he is "always trying to win the midterm for the Republican Party," Todd was prepared.

"I think folks mistake analysis of political reality with cheerleading," he said.

But that accusation of bias was tame compared to what followed.

"Was false equivalence your dream or did it come to you over time?" another user asked.

According to Todd, that guy was on the wrong social media platform for that kind of sarcasm.

"Happy to answer any serious questions. If you want to snark, do it on Twitter," Todd said.

Todd responded similarly when he was taken to task for not investigating "GOP Voter Discrimination or the Sequester to Blocking everything Obama wants."

"Why didn't you ask me when I stopped beating my wife? Come on," Todd said. "Ask a serious question and I'll give you a serious answer. There's always more nuance to the facts that partisans, left and right, want to admit."
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The first step towards recovery of any Villager is admitting that they are powerless over false equivalences and Both Siderism and that our politics have become unmanageable thereby.

Clearly Shuck Todd has a long way to go before he hits bottom and begins to get healthy and sane, so for the good of his soul and our nation's mental health I think we all owe it to him to help accelerate his plummet towards nadir any way we can.

9 comments:

dinthebeast said...

I think folks mistake analysis of political reality with cheerleading,"

I almost let this one go by, because coming from him, what else is there to say about it?
But that second word he used just bothered me a little, because while there is certainly some kind of activity occurring between his ears, I see no evidence of it ever having raised itself to the level of thought.

-Doug in Oakland

John said...

Best use of the word "seiche" in a blog in 2014!

Actually, that was wondeful. I haven't thought about the word sieche since my childhood in Chicago, where I was warned about sieche waves when I swam in Lake Michigan. I'm still not clear on the concept...I guess it's some sort of fresh water tsumami that periodically sweeps away Catholic kids for their sins...

Kathleen said...

Todd is arrogant, smug, and soulless. His irrelevance, combined with his total lack of awareness of self, will prove to be his undoing.

Jason Salvo said...

Did anyone ask if it was his job as a journalist to accurately report the facts as they are?

Oh, wait: "There's always more nuance to the facts that partisans, left and right, want to admit."

F*** you Chuck Todd. Facts are facts. There is no nuance to facts. Things are either true or false. Arguments have nuance. Opinions have nuance. Facts are concrete.

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, if only you were correct.

In actual fact, Todd's "...irrelevance, combined with his total lack of awareness of self..." will prove to continue to be his meal ticket.

(Which includes, free of charge, the soup of the day.)

Anonymous said...

Kathleen, if only you were correct.

In actual fact, Todd's "...irrelevance, combined with his total lack of awareness of self..." will prove to continue to be his meal ticket.

(Which includes, free of charge, the soup of the day.)

Don P said...

Chuck has also given Media Matters an interview. It;'s as bad as you would think. Reading it all I could hear in my mind was the Fred Flintstone feet backpedaling sound.

Kathleen said...

Anonymous @10:15am

Part of me fears you are right. The other part believes in the law of karma. David Gregory got his comeuppance. Todd will get his.

Cliff said...

Facts are facts. There is no nuance to facts. Things are either true or false.

Where do you live, that things are so clear cut? And more importantly, are the liberals winning there?

Because where I live, we liberals are on a forty year losing streak, despite our claims of objective truth. And shitbirds like Chuck Todd profit.

Speaking of Chuck Todd, did anyone point out that he's going to fucking fail at MTP, just like Gregory failed?
That's about an objective a fact as I can summon up.