Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, October 29th, 2018 - 24 comments
Categories: International, kremlinology, liberalism, Media, Politics, Propaganda, Russia, us politics, useless, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: Chuck Todd, conspiracy, Media, russia
This is from wikipedia and is offered as way of background on Chuck Todd.
Charles David Todd (born April 8, 1972) is an American television journalist who is the 12th and current moderator of NBC‘s Meet the Press. He also hosts MTP Daily on MSNBC and is the Political Director for NBC News. Prior to taking the helm of Meet the Press, Todd was Chief White House correspondent for NBC and host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC. He also serves as NBC News’ on-air political analyst for NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Today.
So, a former Chief White House correspondent and a Political Director for a major US news network among other things – someone with a bit of intelligence then?
Well no. As some in the US get themselves in yet another conspiratorial lather, this time over pipe bombs and shootings, Chuck Todd made the following contribution with regards umpteen people getting those pipe bombs in the post.
Which…well it leaves me speechless.
Given that he proposed that nonsense following another’s suggestion that Trump blaming media for levels of hostility was all a bit Goebbelish….well, it does nothing to dispel the myth that Americans have no sense of irony.
Here’s an intelligent piece, published in The Guardian back in 2017 by Keith Gessen – a Russian born American, on some of the context that’s informing the Chuck Todd’s and the Rachel “Russia. Russia! Russia!!” Maddow’s of the world. If you don’t have the inclination to read through some some long thoughtful analysis, then here’s a link to a podcast (38 min) of the same article. If you have no desire to spend time on either the article or the podcast, then I’ll break it down as follows.
Basically, Gessen puts the case that, as a class, the liberal intelligensia is on the brink of (as he terms it) “a nervous breakdown”. Blaming anything and everything on Russia and Putin is more or less an infantile exercise in evasion – avoiding any and all talk on how the past 30 – 40 years have witnessed the liberal political class detach itself from the everyday concerns of ordinary people to abandon us to “come what may”.
As such, their exercise in evasion is also an exercise in moral and intellectual bankruptcy – and, I’d argue, madness.