Sorry, Chuck Todd. On media bias, the science is settled
NBC correspondent is a bias denier
- Duration 9:50
- Date Feb 20, 2013
NBC correspondent is a bias denier
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-- Bartlett denying media bias at this point has to be like denying science -- worse than a flat -- -- your -- -- there.
Because you don't believe in media bias what else you believe then that men once rode dinosaurs that they'll Mars edgy in order to denied media buys you -- tonight.
Studies of voting practices of journalists which reveal liberal purity.
The frothy -- is an -- that journalistic launching pad that is the leafy campus the scandals which journalist conspired to smear writings is racist.
That journalistic whistle blowing is always left on right and it's never the reverse C Ben -- as opposed the Plame.
The threesome that occurs when ever a lefty shows up on sixty minutes.
But I guess if you believe in an objective media you believe -- anything.
Like a whistle is better than a gun.
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Black conservatives -- uncle Toms and female conservatives are -- that being born white is racist that tolerance requires calling terror workplace violence.
That our country's energy can be found in Griffin linked that the Tea Party is more harmful than drug lords that occupy wall streeters were -- Muppets.
That choice matters before birth not after.
That a border itself is that every Tenet of the left hasn't settled most young Americans with a toxic notion of entitlement without achievement drowning in disposable culture as China rifles -- wallets and our hard drives.
But it's easy to miss media bias to quote match from Palmolive you don't see it my dear 'cause you're soaking it -- I.
Like secondly yes his I don't it and anybody harm anybody born in our -- we'll know who matches I believe I'm glad -- -- was great.
May she rest in peace not sure she's dead but it's interesting case hey Bob is is it an apology he calls -- mythology that mainstream media is hostile to conservatives.
You're on the other side in the year.
But you must agree.
I want -- really yes Clinton needed in this seat every day -- -- -- didn't agree very quickly.
I'm not sure what comes promptly lost it with the mainstream media is -- definitions -- -- -- -- it's everything but fox yes I mean is that right yeah.
And audio and talk grain you have but I mean it wouldn't talk about job and the television deserve their cable.
He really coming down to.
This network is a way I assume they're talking about it and everybody else now CNN has mainstream media Emerson received mainstream media everything's mainstream media.
So I guess we're out here on -- onto ourselves we -- I think people could should come on here more.
Liberals ought to come have been fighting this is I've been here I think is a good wide audience -- got to talk to.
I do I think that there is some bias in some some are people on some of those shows sure -- I think -- -- on the other -- absolutely.
I mean -- -- you can't go to MSNBC in this of that and not say that there's a -- on the other -- some.
Andrea he's saying no and we'll do the shows -- they feel like they're under it.
Act you buy that.
As a former held Press Secretary why would you wanna go on a show that could be hostile to your boss and you could take the footage of that and -- -- -- -- -- -- campaign -- against.
Your boss also.
A lot of people aren't really watching these networks look -- your Republican member you're probably from a Republican district.
You're your constituents aren't watching MSNBC so why put the person you work for in that situation.
If you're a member of congress why would you even do it.
So yeah I actually agree it's not a mythology though there's bias there and that's why they don't tend to do these -- more liberal shadows.
Do you think did add that somebody in the media can be liberal but keep their class from affecting their shows cattle that you -- I do.
Just my experience I'm not talking you any press offense was that I -- the reporters and then -- and tried really hard to be fair yeah.
And maybe -- -- because we that there was a Republican administration so they're getting information from us directly and so they would fight for that but.
I thought I found -- the -- whereas in other places but not necessarily in the White House briefing room I didn't things.
KG what do you think positive.
And look I think that.
Obama obviously has enjoyed one of the -- you know charming romantic presidencies of all time he's highly managed they don't ever put him in front of an interviewer for shore -- and let's ask a follow up question and or probing question or something it -- in any way to be critical.
The mainstream media bias is very Rihanna it's very prevalent that I don't know what Chuck Todd is talking about I think he did as he does know what he's talking about that makes this -- mean what he -- I think tonight -- -- I I questioned I I think that what they should do is just do their jobs -- well and let the chips fall where they manga club when.
Gallup does ever.
It polls of -- who do you trust in institutions they take to various ones analogy the president's one in congress and congress has very low.
But television media at -- news media.
Not just television is down in the twenties -- 20%.
So I don't know who is trying to convince.
Whether this polarization taking place and be achieved through watching you content to watch where you want to -- right it's savings on the blogs -- placed on the Internet.
But I'm not so sure that that that your -- I think you're right daily reporters do try for the most part you know you can't indict everybody because of Candy Crowley org or you know.
-- -- -- -- They're all not like that I think it but also -- had a lot.
Did go to Columbia school of journalism and they are more liberal camps is they come -- -- and I live we're live of course they are so I.
I mean I don't know whether the right -- -- -- rather get more people and in journalism schools we're trying to shut down I don't know but that's just.
Got -- I'm just surprised that Chuck Todd would make that comment after NBC was accused of editing of video.
It's a little weird I mean it was obvious that they did it -- for him to say that shortly after doesn't make a lot of sense also on the heels of the president's.
A state of the union speech it was tough Chuck Todd actually came out and said I think the minimum wage what the president is proposing is a good idea and here's why.
That's what we do that's not what he does he's supposed to report the fact that he's going to be on the other side they should villain different.
But it has marked I think and that I think we all need to realize that if you work in the business -- it's like it's.
Okay let me know where he's gonna come from -- -- -- you don't always know that I think that somebody like that Jonathan Karl on ABC news.
When you go to him to get a question -- you don't know where its commitments I come from.
He's really good on the policy side of things he understands it really well -- -- -- -- the media loves to put itself on the -- And self analyze and and and grand -- of course.
You know they have to get that they get themselves more awards ceremonies and Hollywood it's -- I talk about you know the reporters that have been complaining about access.
To the president and others this idea that they're just they're scared to get into the face of the president for fear that that will actually hurt their chance it's more this is Jay Carney defending.
The -- Press access or lack thereof.
I'm completely sympathetic having -- two White House has to be.
Difficulties of the job covering any White House and the desire for more and more access -- time we work every day with with you and others to provide that.
Cavaliers might think -- did the media has always been liberal.
By far -- and -- I think President Obama knows this.
So is -- kind of feeling of disrespect towards the media because he knows -- push overs doesn't have to talk to.
Movements to it is interesting to -- I don't know Pete thinks is their push over that he's just very used to.
Kind of getting his way getting favorable coverage and they liked him I think they genuinely liked him.
And his presidency and what he stands for because his core beliefs.
Match up with their core ideology and -- -- -- the -- -- that I what in the rare instances where there are questions taken.
Consider the reporter sometimes I'll -- -- -- I almost apologize right are asking you this question please don't let my head off I embarrassed me in front of the world is because -- gonna ask if you stimulus program at the right thing to do.
It doesn't actually is that you recently talked as we take a lot of heat about all this they take journalists and put -- -- panels.
I would counter and this what it did have ever -- your answer that question right and your question is a political question yesterday showed you the different -- -- further that what.
And you almost forced him to become an analyst that way and you go to disclosure you're biased network failures -- setting yourself up.
Two exposure south of where -- -- yes I what I do often I Andrea Al-Jazeera it's making Garrett major US expansion I'm excited.
I switch over to Al-Jazeera when I get tired at NBC's anti Americanism -- Not what he's just gonna be good for America.
Al-Jazeera is incredibly biased I don't think it's going to be that great for any cable network that carries them I don't.
Think there's a huge market emerging a lot of people are gonna watch it can't just come back quickly back to your question -- -- on whether or not the president goes around the median now.
I think he absolutely does and the after Jay Carney said those remarks he said we have given 541 interviews here but to whom.
The view with a pimp with a -- People Magazine Entertainment Tonight.
He has cut off access to the press.
The press is very open about that he's gone around because he doesn't to your point neither of them and you look now -- he got what you want it from them.
He wined and dined them and then dump them and now he goes to look.
All of a good -- but those outlets that are available to them and anybody -- in the business of promoting your president is gonna use the best outlet you can possibly get.
Better job -- negative that's it's not right they're not gonna put him up our need to be that they think is going to be a tough one like one on this network where he's actually ask questions about the economy the stats and you just figure isn't.
Actual -- what he doing about it now why -- so that's what -- so let's go ahead.
You just came to what the -- which -- Todd was saying was -- he was basically reflecting.
What was it they're projecting what Obama is saying Obama was doing this for fear of being attacked music that's with the conservative pol politicians -- And I think we solve something.
You're just like Freud Greg I am I am and -- I got us on our are we gonna take a break coming up some.