Chuck Todd writes a dishonest history

Journalism is the first falsification of history

One of our themes here at the Werkes is the dishonesty of the news media. Not incompetence but outright untruthfulness. Ignoring news unfavorable to your cause, altogether. Selectively quoting only fellow travelers. (Is anything so rare as a Trump supporter on MSNBC or CNN?) And deceptive editing.

Chuck Todd of NBC is working his way up the Blaska Enemies List, vying with Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, Michelle Goldberg, and Adam Schiff as the most dishonest brokers in America today.

We yield to constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley to unravel Chuck Todd’s dishonesty:

During Todd’s questioning of the panel on NBC’s Meet the Press, he used a clearly deceptive clip of a statement by Attorney General Bill Barr to suggest that Barr simply justified his decision as an exercise of raw power.  Both the question and carefully clipped soundbite belie the later statement from Todd’s staff that the misrepresentation of Barr’s words as “inadvertently and inaccurately” edited.

… Todd showed Barr laughing: “Well, history is written by the winners, so it largely depends on who’s writing the history.” …

[Omitted was the rest of Barr’s statement] “But I think a fair history would say that it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It helped, it upheld the standards of the Department of Justice and it undid what was an injustice.”

⇒ For extra credit: “Democrats are on verge of the unthinkable: Losing a swing district in California.”Politico reports.

The Flynn case should never have been brought and was properly disposed of.” — National Review.

Blaska’s Bottom LineA fair history would say Chuck Todd is not a trusted source of news. For an even-handed Sunday interviewer we like Chris Wallace on Fox. He’s tough on Democrats and Republicans. (BTW: we’ve listed Turley’s blog in our list of faves at the bottom of the right-hand column. Visit him and others listed.)

Who do YOU trust?


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9 Responses to Chuck Todd writes a dishonest history

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    “Earlier today, we inadvertently and inaccurately cut short a video clip of an interview with AG Barr before offering commentary and analysis.” (bolds/italics mine)

    Anyone that posts that to explain what was done will lie to you about other things as well!

    The Gotch


  2. Deborah Ann Moore says:

    Great job covering all the paranoid hysteria out in full force this Sunday. I am so saddened by this media, too tired of these lies to get angry anymore.


  3. When “journalism” becomes nothing but pushing narratives at all cost and these breaches of journalism ethics become so wide spread that it’s now a new norm this becomes “acceptable” journalism at some level and stupid people eat it all up as truth.

    Remember “the media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” Malcolm X

    The German Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda Paul Joseph Goebbels would probably be quite proud of the propaganda machine that Meet the Press and its host Chuck Todd have become.

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  4. Tom Paine says:

    News? Five great sources —
    1. Judicial Watch and Tom Fitton
    2. Victor Davis Hanson
    3. Husband of the editor of The Nation……….retired scholar of the Soviet Union. Stephen F. Cohen — >> /
    4. Ben Shapiro
    5. Jordan Peterson
    Mark Levin is good on most topics, as is Tucker’s Daily Caller, but both need to have their intellectual assumptions challenged. And, the good work of Wisconsin’s own Dan O’Donnell merits commendation. On legal issues– must also include Alan Dershowitz .

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  5. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Chuck Todd is still buthurt from when Trump called him a “sleepy S.O.B.”


    • Batman says:

      Chucky Toddler is a little boy (with a laughable comb over) in way over his head, not unlike Hopey Changey, desperate to remain relevant to the Washington limousine liberals (his only faux friends) because without their dinner party invites he would become irrelevant within his own pathetic small mind.

      And that’s a wrap!

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  6. madisonexpat says:

    Why do all these many errors of omission and commission ALWAYS cut the same way?


  7. georgessson says:

    RE: “For Extra Credit”… The Dems just changed the playing field today:

    “Because of the coronavirus outbreak, the election will be conducted almost entirely by mail, and ballot return tallies thus far — ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday and received by Friday in order to be counted — have only contributed to Democrats’ fears.”

    FLASH -The Dems opened an in-person polling site in the heart of the largest Hispanic & African-American district in LA today….


  8. Cecelia Power says:

    How is the insufferable Hoaxer Fredo Cuomo not on your list?


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