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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 07:58 PM

Chuck Todd, listen up!

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Reply Chuck Todd, listen up! (Original post)
babylonsister Sep 2013 OP
malaise Sep 2013 #1
tavernier Sep 2013 #2
Fawke Em Sep 2013 #3
Mr.Bill Sep 2013 #8
marew Sep 2013 #46
Cha Sep 2013 #4
octoberlib Sep 2013 #5
Boomerproud Sep 2013 #6
itsrobert Sep 2013 #16
1StrongBlackMan Sep 2013 #22
octoberlib Sep 2013 #26
SunSeeker Sep 2013 #40
Zen Democrat Sep 2013 #7
Hubert Flottz Sep 2013 #9
pansypoo53219 Sep 2013 #10
Gidney N Cloyd Sep 2013 #14
nadinbrzezinski Sep 2013 #11
hog Sep 2013 #12
AAO Sep 2013 #15
hatrack Sep 2013 #42
LittleGirl Sep 2013 #23
ReRe Sep 2013 #13
Jamaal510 Sep 2013 #18
TeamPooka Sep 2013 #17
Jamaal510 Sep 2013 #19
mtasselin Sep 2013 #20
GeorgeGist Sep 2013 #21
1ProudAtheist Sep 2013 #24
alp227 Sep 2013 #25
Cha Sep 2013 #29
putitinD Sep 2013 #27
Skittles Sep 2013 #28
jwirr Sep 2013 #30
Scuba Sep 2013 #31
TBF Sep 2013 #32
madokie Sep 2013 #33
OregonBlue Sep 2013 #34
SunSeeker Sep 2013 #39
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2013 #35
polichick Sep 2013 #36
SomethingFishy Sep 2013 #37
Cha Sep 2013 #38
BlueJac Sep 2013 #41
rocktivity Sep 2013 #43
Blue Idaho Sep 2013 #44
spanone Sep 2013 #45
Squinch Sep 2013 #47
Scurrilous Sep 2013 #48
CanonRay Sep 2013 #49
Faygo Kid Sep 2013 #50
Tarheel_Dem Sep 2013 #51
Bigredhunk Sep 2013 #52

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:10 PM

1. Obama not only sold it and got it passed

The Supreme Court ruled it legal and the American people voted for Obama as President for a second term.

Fuck the ReTHUGs every which way.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:16 PM

2. What's up chuck?

It's puke.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:18 PM

3. Fortunately, UpChuck is not a journalist.

He's a blow-hard.

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:12 PM

8. Jon Stewart is more of a journalist than Chuck Todd. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 05:44 PM

46. You have that right! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:21 PM

4. So Chuck Todd really is that stupid. This is so important

babylonsistah.. thanks for helping to make this go VIRAL!

I wish he would be made to be held accountable for this proclaimation of his.. someway somehow.

"LAZY" over his mouth is Perfect!

I Liked them on facebook!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:24 PM

5. Chuck Todd: Pointing out Republican lies isn't his job

MSNBC host Chuck Todd said Wednesday that when it comes to misinformation about the new federal health care law, don't expect members of the media to correct the record.

During a segment on "Morning Joe," former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) speculated that most opponents of the Affordable Care Act have been fed erroneous information about the law. Todd said that Republicans "have successfully messaged against it" but he disagrees with those who argue that the media should educate the public on the law. According to Todd, that's President Barack Obama's job.

"But more importantly, it would be stuff that Republicans have successfully messaged against it," Todd told Rendell. "They don't repeat the other stuff because they haven't even heard the Democratic message. What I always love is people say, 'Well, it's you folks' fault in the media.' No, it's the President of the United States' fault for not selling it."


It's apparently only the media's job to give a bully pulpit to Republican lies.

But, hey, that's not Chuck's fault. It's not his job to, you know, report on things and explain them and clear up misinformation. Because that means research, sifting through facts, figuring out which ones are real and which ones are made up. You know, work.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/18/1239734/-Chuck-Todd-Pointing-out-Republican-lies-isn-t-his-job?detail=facebook

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:30 PM

6. I hope Rendell looked Chucky Cheese in the face and said "Bullshit!".

Remember, I said "hope."

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:16 PM

16. As I recall, he pretty much agreed with him.

Nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:37 PM

22. So who will be ...

the "journalist" that will write the OpEd piece to the Washington Post/NY Times/Wallstreet Journal calling B.S. to Chuck's claim?

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:05 PM

26. Good question. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:28 PM

40. Calling GOP ACA lies "successful messaging" is defending the lies.

These aren't mere messages. They're LIES. The words aren't interchangeable. Todd sounds like he's on the GOP payroll. Disgusting. MSNBC should fire him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. The shallow mind and big mouth of Chuck Todd. A real du-maas.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:36 PM

9. Chuck knows about kissing the GOP bigshot's ass...

he is an expert suck-ass. He kissed the GOP's ass before he came to MSNBC.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:44 PM

10. lazy my ass.

he's a publikan mole/tool.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:54 PM

14. Nah. Chuck is just a man who knows his limitations.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:45 PM

11. You will find honest ones

Who want and try to do that. Chuckie should call himself what he is, an editorialist, not a journalist.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:46 PM

12. Chuck you, Todd

 

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Response to hog (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:01 PM

15. When did Todd become a journo? I didn't think he was smart enough.

 

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Response to AAO (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:48 PM

42. He's Luke Russert, without the bracing intellectual rigor - or Cokie Roberts with a dick . . .

Your choice.

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Response to hog (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:43 PM

23. LOL n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:53 PM

13. Does he still have hia 9AM (EST) show on MSNBC?

I make a point to NOT watch his show. I would have thought Chucky Cheese would be off to FOX by now. Actually, MSNBC is a wasteland until around 4PM.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:22 PM

18. Tamron Hall and The Cycle are decent

until it's time for Martin Bashir. Also Alex Wagner is pretty cool.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:21 PM

17. UpChuck Todd sucks at reporting.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:24 PM

19. I honestly can't believe

Chucky said this. He all but blew his cover as an "objective" journalist with this comment. He may as well quit pretending to be neutral with his "both sides..." act, and just go full-on Republican and perhaps find a gig across the street. Face it--he is about as competent at reporting as Tom Tucker from Family Guy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:25 PM

20. enough

Any time I see him coming on MSNBC I change the station, he doesn't realize or care that the media has a responsibility to the public. Chuck and David Gregory have a lot in common, that nobody seams to watch them.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:26 PM

21. Chuckee is a college drop out whose only experience as a journalist was ...

in junior high.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:48 PM

24. Chuck Toad

 

fixed noise reporter all dressed up in MSNBC clothes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:51 PM

25. SCHMUCK FRAUD. N/t

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Response to alp227 (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:44 AM

29. I like that.. so descriptive.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:17 AM

27. someone should start a petition to have Chuck Turd removed from MSNBC

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:24 AM

28. he whores for republicans

he's not a real journalist

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:59 AM

30. I turn off any program that has him on. Can't stand him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:39 AM

31. Chuck's not lazy, he's complicit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 08:20 AM

32. Chuck who? nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 08:22 AM

33. He's a waste of skin

and facial hair

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 10:37 AM

34. Todd really should be working for Fox Snooze. Then he could ignore the truth and report the lies.

That's really what he's saying. I report what's most entertaining (Republican lies). Reporting the truth is actually work and rather dry. I am going for ratings, not reporting.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #34)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:16 PM

39. He's already ignoring the truth and reporting the lies.

He calls these GOP ACA lies "successful messaging." He in essence labeled ithem true, mere "messages." This is worse than reporting the lies. Now he is defending the lies. See post #5 above.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 03:07 PM

35. Todd forgets that journalism should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable:

As a journalist in the age of "muckraking journalism", Dunne was aware of the power of institutions, including his own. Writing as Dooley, Dunne once wrote the following passage cautioning against the power of the newspapers themselves:

"Th newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward".

The expression has been borrowed and altered in many ways over the years:

Clare Booth Luce employed a variation of it in a tribute to Eleanor Roosevelt, "Mrs. Roosevelt has done more good deeds on a bigger scale for a longer time than any woman who ever appeared on the public scene. No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or so distressed the comfortable."

Several religious leaders (including one Archbishop of Canterbury) have called it the goal of religion.

Social activist "Mother" Mary Jones was once quoted as saying "My business is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable."

A version showed up in a line delivered by Gene Kelly in the 1960 film, Inherit the Wind. Kelly (E.K. Hornbeck) says, "Mr. Brady, it is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable".


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 03:14 PM

36. Todd is tool, not a journalist.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 03:14 PM

37. The new generation of Journalists think they are supposed to read press releases...

That's what they think their job is.

Frankly, it's only going to get worse. I have seen the kind of shit real journalists get, even here on DU. I have seen many posts slamming the likes of Palast, Tiabbi, and Greenwald for reporting the facts.

Idiocrasy was not supposed to be a documentary.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 03:56 PM

38. Chuck Todd "I'm a Corrupt gop Doormat that can be Rolled and Used as their Megaphone"..

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:42 PM

41. Who even listens to UPCHUCK TODD

he is just another tool!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:49 PM

43. TRANSLATION: "MSNBC can make more money

by running ads like this..."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023696381


rocktivity

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 04:50 PM

44. The laziest entertainer on the TV box.

Its would be wrong to call what Fuck Todd does for a paycheck "journalism."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 05:32 PM

45. then why did chuck and the media sell the benghazi bullshit with such gusto?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 06:06 PM

47. He's not lazy. Stenography is actually quite taxing.

Taking down the words just right, spitting them back in a timely fashion. It's difficult.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:16 PM

48. K & R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:26 PM

49. He and David Gregory; what a pair of worms

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #49)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:29 PM

50. +1

With apologies to worms everywhere.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:43 PM

51. He's a useless tool. But we've always known that. What a complete waste of space.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 07:59 PM

52. Such A Douchenozzle

n/m

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