Chuck Todd & the Obama Ministry of Propaganda

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Chuck Todd & the Obama Ministry of Propaganda

When you ain’t got noth­ing, you got noth­ing to lose

Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone 1965

One of the things about mak­ing a liv­ing based off tip jar hits and adver­tis­ers is you have to do your best to main­tain your cred­i­bil­ity with your lis­ten­ers and read­ers or you don’t get a paycheck.

Appar­ently this isn’t a prob­lem Chuck Todd has to face.

Churchill like remarks? Really? That’s the fun­ni­est thing I’ve heard Chuck Todd say since he said this:

Lean For­ward: Chuck Todd from Joe Gabriel on Vimeo.

Text: all empha­sis mine

My job is to bring up issues that Amer­i­cans care about. It’s my respon­si­bil­ity to ask the tough ques­tions. No mat­ter whose lead­ing the coun­try they need to be held account­able. I have unique access to the pres­i­dent, his advis­ers, the can­di­dates and mem­bers of con­gress. I’d bet­ter use that access for a greater good, use it for peo­ple who can’t get through the White House Gates, for peo­ple who can’t be heard. The Amer­i­can Peo­ple deserve answers”

Jay Caruso mocks him

Not bad Jay, but it’s a waste. When a per­son doesn’t care about their per­sonal cred­i­bil­ity, being mocked or teased will have no effect or to para­phrase the Vogons from The Hitch­hikes Guide to the Galaxy

“Cred­i­bil­ity? Who needs it!”

Clos­ing thought. Todd didn’t make this state­ment in a round­table in the heat of the moment, he made it in a pre­pared seg­ment that was played after the Rand Paul inter­view on Meet the Press. That means that it went through the nor­mal edit­ing process and NBC news heard that state­ment and decided to use it. For the ben­e­fit of those edi­tors here is an exam­ple of the real thing.

When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose

Bob Dylan: Like a Rolling Stone 1965

One of the things about making a living based off tip jar hits and advertisers is you have to do your best to maintain your credibility with your listeners and readers or you don’t get a paycheck.

Apparently this isn’t a problem Chuck Todd has to face.

Churchill like remarks? Really? That’s the funniest thing I’ve heard Chuck Todd say since he said this:

Lean Forward: Chuck Todd from Joe Gabriel on Vimeo.

Text: all emphasis mine

“My job is to bring up issues that Americans care about. It’s my responsibility to ask the tough questions. No matter whose leading the country they need to be held accountable. I have unique access to the president, his advisers, the candidates and members of congress. I’d better use that access for a greater good, use it for people who can’t get through the White House Gates, for people who can’t be heard. The American People deserve answers”

Jay Caruso mocks him

 

Not bad Jay, but it’s a waste. When a person doesn’t care about their personal credibility, being mocked or teased will have no effect or to paraphrase the Vogons from The Hitchhikes Guide to the Galaxy 

“Credibility?  Who needs it!”

Closing thought. Todd didn’t make this statement in a roundtable in the heat of the moment, he made it in a prepared segment that was played after the Rand Paul interview on Meet the Press. That means that it went through the normal editing process and NBC news heard that statement and decided to use it. For the benefit of those editors here is an example of the real thing.