Friday, April 19, 2024

Chuck Todd Unloads on NBC on Ronna McDaniel Situation: “It’s about someone who tried to ruin our credibility”


NBC correspondent Chuck Todd, former host of “Meet the Press,” has spoken.

On social media he’s picked up his impassioned speech from yesterday’s show when he was asked to comment about ex RNC chief Ronna McDaniel being hired by the network.

On the show yesterday, Todd — who rarely showed emotion when he moderated the program for years — eviscerated the network for hiring McDaniel. During her run at the RNC, McDaniel perpetuated the idea that the 2020 election was stolen, she supported the January 6th insurrection, and lied to the press over and over.

Nevertheless, once she was replaced in her job — by Donald Trump’s daughter in law, McDaniel received a $300,000 a year contract from NBC.

Todd wrote this evening: “The issue isn’t about ideology, it’s about basic truth. Those trying to make this a left-right issue are being intentionally dishonest. This is about whether honest journalists are supposed to lend their credibility to someone who intentionally tried to ruin ours.”

Nothing was said about McDaniel on tonight’s NBC News. All eyes are on MSNBC tonight to see if there is any comment at all from Rachel Maddow.

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