NBC News host Chuck Todd is under fire for saying Republicans have “an incentive structure to utter the misinformation” related to Russia in a news-making interview that has upset critics on both sides of the aisle.
“The fact is, and by the way, this isn’t going to be easy to show, but I actually think when we outline this it will, the right has an incentive structure to utter the misinformation,” Todd said.
“Look, I’ll just be honest, when I had the third senator [to spread Russian disinformation], Sen. Ted Cruz, come on my show and do this — who I did not expect to do this — I started to think, he wants the confrontation. He wants to use this for some sort of appeasement of the right,” Todd continued. “I didn’t know what else to think. I was stunned because he’s a Russia hawk.”
“So I do think one of the things that I want to explore on this is the incentive structure. One of the things we don’t fully appreciate in mainstream media on these attacks is that it’s become fun to attack the press, if that makes sense, on the right. It doesn’t matter if we’re right or wrong, attack them anyway,” Todd said. “People that are the loudest chanters of fake news and accusatory of us are the ones who, under a lie detector, would probably take our word over any word they’ve heard from the other side on whether something was poisonous or not.”
A laughable statement from liberal activist, & prominent Russian collusion HOAXER, @chucktodd— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) December 27, 2019
“NBC's Chuck Todd claims Republicans have an ‘incentive’ to spread misinformation” https://t.co/GmYOy9QBJn
Delusional Chuck Todd, a propagandist who accuses his targets of HIS tactics. He’s one of the dumbest, most craven, and most ideologically-driven of the bunch. In short order, he’s done enormous damage to freedom of the press and the political system. https://t.co/WsFEe4F3It— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 27, 2019
Chuck Todd shares office space with Joy Reid and Brian Williams and is lamenting to us common folk how misinformation spreads. https://t.co/ZDmWksuxA0— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 26, 2019
Todd claims in the interview to not understand politics despite being the political director for NBC, which seems like he is saying he is unfit for his job.
People like Chuck Todd wandering around the media wilderness wondering how misinformation spreads on social media and not taking two minutes to ask colleagues Brian Williams or Rachel Maddow is just incredible.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 26, 2019