Chuck Todd on covering Van Jones: “Is that the best use of the time of the mainstream media?”

posted at 8:19 pm on September 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, another great moment in gatekeeping from a guy who spent last week spin-doctoring Joe Wilson’s outburst for the White House, replete with a heavy-handed racial narrative to explain southern antipathy to The One’s agenda. Evidently the valuable time of the mainstream media is better spent coming up with stuff to air in lieu of covering the ACORN story and concocting ever new and more creative ways in which to dismiss criticisms of Obama as racist. Never mind that the whole point of the Van Jones story is that Barry O’s czar fetish constitutes an end-around the typical constitutional process for confirming administration officials in positions of power. Not enough of an angle for you guys, huh?

Exit question: As I recall, Jake Tapper wrote multiple posts about the Van Jones story on his blog at ABC. Who wants to be the one to tell him that his news priorities are out of whack?


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That’s it. On top of our esteemed ex-President playing his hand tonight I feel compelled to start archiving this stuff.

Note to Media : Try taking a walk on Main St USA, I know it’s beneath you and it will be hard for you to smile and acknowledge hellos from strangers but…

here in flyover Country, me being SOUTHERN, people generally and by MOST are judged by character not by color.

The Race Card, I hope is almost played out.

God Bless Americans and EVERY COLOR THEY COME IN.

This is insulting. Carter’s interview – revolting.

seesalrun on September 15, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Breitbart had a great idea today. He said the next Tea-Party should be on media row in NYC. Beck jumped on it and said he would promote it.

Sounds like a plan.

Geochelone on September 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Since the left is so fond of Star Wars – ie. Chenney as Darth Vader – the only way this could have been better is if he had waved his hand and said “these are not the czars you seek.”

Onus on September 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Chuck who?

Was coverage of Palin’s children’s foibles the best use of the mainstream media?

Good Lt on September 15, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Does anyone know how to find out how many people watched Obama on 60 minutes. I can’t find the ratings which makes me think it wasn’t very popular

bkm on September 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Geochelone on September 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Try CNN Center in Atlanta First. Better turn out.

seesalrun on September 15, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Chuck Todd is a tingly-legged tool in the same mold as Chrissy the spitter Matthews.

roninacreage on September 15, 2009 at 9:48 PM

Chuck Tool.

BuckeyeSam on September 15, 2009 at 9:49 PM

“I think Van Jones was not, this was not a big guy in the White House administration…”

Neither was Monica Lewinsky.

Buy Danish on September 15, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Chuck Todd on covering Van Jones: “Is that the best use of the time of the mainstream media?”

Of course not. NBC is too busy covering Michelle’s workout routine. And Brian Williams has to practice bowing for his next puff piece at the White House

RadClown on September 15, 2009 at 9:58 PM

The What’s Left Press!

chickasaw42 on September 15, 2009 at 9:58 PM

And this same turd thought Scooter Libby was a big fish that he and his butt buddy Matthews spent months going after. Talk about a railroad job. It was Richard Armitage who “leaked” Plame name to Bob Novak.

roninacreage on September 15, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Chuck Todd’s priorities are ass-backwards.

SoulGlo on September 15, 2009 at 10:04 PM

NBC is too busy digging up dirt on the Palin family.

roninacreage on September 15, 2009 at 10:05 PM

As a wise latinio male with rich life experiences I seemed to remember the MSM chasing the Bush twins around when they had their little trouble with fake ids and other shocking stuff that young whippersnappers never do. Todd the Fraud.

bigtexmex on September 15, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Yes, it’s a MUCH better use of time to focus on Bo the portugese water dog, on Michelle’s shorts and the baring of her arms…who CARES if The One does anything wrong? It’s not worthy of the worshipper’s reporter’s time to focus on that!

JustTruth101 on September 15, 2009 at 10:18 PM

They need to forget about people working at the White House and concentrate on Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber I guess.

Dollayo on September 15, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Who watches NBC or MSNBC anymore?

Morons (or Moonbats)
Spouting
Nothing
But
Crap

njpat on September 15, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Never mind that the whole point of the Van Jones story is that Barry O’s czar fetish constitutes an endreach-around the typical constitutional process for confirming administration officials in positions of power.

FIFY

GnuBreed on September 15, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Like Bernie said on O’Reilly last night, there isn’t a “mainstream media” anymore. Its biased media all the time and the polls bear this out.

Mirimichi on September 15, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Well, it is until Levi Johnston has something to say again.

ramrants on September 15, 2009 at 10:37 PM

Chuck Terd. NBC Nowhere.

Back to you.

drjohn on September 15, 2009 at 10:48 PM

this is the network that ran the Va Tech killer’s DVD on the news a few years ago, right? They honestly don’t know what ‘news’ is, nor do they know what journalism is.

If I could delete this network from my cable line-up, I would.

stevezilla on September 15, 2009 at 10:49 PM

stevezilla on September 15, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Yes…

lovingmyUSA on September 15, 2009 at 11:03 PM

…interesting take.

Tool.

NBC is your brain’s bridge to nowhere.

Mojave Mark on September 15, 2009 at 11:33 PM

Breitbart had a great idea today. He said the next Tea-Party should be on media row in NYC. Beck jumped on it and said he would promote it.

Sounds like a plan.

Geochelone on September 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Rush put this idea out on Tuesday’s show. I like the plan also.

CapnLarge on September 15, 2009 at 11:41 PM

Sorry – Rush put this idea out on Tuesday’s Monday’s show.
That’s mo better. It’s past my bedtime.

CapnLarge on September 15, 2009 at 11:44 PM

Breitbart had a great idea today. He said the next Tea-Party should be on media row in NYC. Beck jumped on it and said he would promote it.

Sounds like a plan.

Geochelone on September 15, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Rush put this idea out on Tuesday’s show. I like the plan also.

CapnLarge on September 15, 2009 at 11:41 PM

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I’m gonna take a bow on that one myself…
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Think the Commies and their MSM comrades will notice now?
Dr. ZhivBlago on September 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

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If not perhaps another day of marches… to the media’s doorsteps would be in order. “Can you hear us now?”
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RalphyBoy on September 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM

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http://hotair.com/archives/2009/09/12/open-thread-912-tea-parties/comment-page-15/#comment-2698397
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Maybe they both read HA… or, it was just that obvious. The next thing.
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RalphyBoy on September 15, 2009 at 11:55 PM

Are we actually supposed to give him a free pass on everything he does because of the color of his skin? Reporters/bloggers are only supposed to write about how great he is? WTF

HellCat on September 16, 2009 at 12:22 AM

They have played their last card – the race card.

We win.

faraway on September 16, 2009 at 12:25 AM

We are all racists now

pjf626 on September 16, 2009 at 12:32 AM

The best use of the msm video reporting is to use it as enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorist prisoners, and the msm print media could be bulk shipped to arabs around the world for use a ass wipe material.

jarhead0311 on September 16, 2009 at 1:20 AM

Is that What’s the best use of the time of the mainstream media?

As central tunnel supports on the new Victoria Line! “My brain hurts!”

ya2daup on September 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM

test

hawkdriver on September 16, 2009 at 3:44 AM

Things the liberal media thinks are worthy of airtime.

1. Did George Bush get his flight physical.
2. Did his father have an affair. (Donna Brazil, I”m looking at you).
3. Did John McCain have an affair? (NYTs?)
4. Is Bristol Trigs real mother?
5. Why did Rush Limbaugh have Viagr@ in his luggage?
6. How much was spent on Sarah Palins campaign wardrobe?
7. How many times in one hour can David Schuster or Rachel Maddow say “teab@gger”. (Everyone knows that David was the only one of the two to get teab@gged)
8. Did Sarah Palin answer a door in her robe.

Yes these and many more liberal news stories are so much more important than a commie truther in a high ranking cabinate position.

hawkdriver on September 16, 2009 at 3:46 AM

Oh, I’m in Kuwait right now waiting for a plane for Dublin Ireland. All you folks who are only “thinking” about vacation. In your face. :-)

hawkdriver on September 16, 2009 at 3:50 AM

Hawkdriver…..have a great vaction….you deserve it sir!!!!!

yoda on September 16, 2009 at 7:11 AM

OoohRah Hawkdriver! Have a pint or ten in my absence.

Alden Pyle on September 16, 2009 at 7:39 AM

“Is that the best use of the time of the mainstream media?”

How about ask about the House wasting time with a do nothing censor of him?

JeffinSac on September 16, 2009 at 7:47 AM

Does anyone know how to find out how many people watched Obama on 60 minutes. I can’t find the ratings which makes me think it wasn’t very popular

bkm on September 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Rank Program Name Net Day Time Viewers
1 NBC SUNDAY NFL CHICAGO AT GREEN BAY NBC SUN 8:32 PM 21,102,000
2 NBC NFL THURSDAY SPECIAL(S) TENNESSEE AT PITTSBURGH NBC THU 8:41 PM 20,909,000
3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK NBC SUN 8:22 PM 17,002,000
4 NBC NFL THURSDAY PRE-KICK(S) NBC THU 8:30 PM 15,529,000
5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE NBC TUE 9:00 PM 12,031,000
6 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3 NBC SUN 7:57 PM 11,990,000
7 OT, THE FOX SUN 7:41 PM 11,341,000
8 NCIS CBS TUE 8:00 PM 11,224,000
9 60 MINUTES CBS SUN 7:25 PM 10,518,000
10 AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED 9P

Key West Reader on September 16, 2009 at 7:49 AM

Keep digging your own grave, State Run Media.

rbj on September 16, 2009 at 7:52 AM

I am so disgusted with GE at this point that not only have I stopped buying their light bulbs, but I won’t fly on plains powered by their engines. It is not about punishing them, it is that I no longer trust the quality of their product.

Slowburn on September 16, 2009 at 8:11 AM

They need to give him some fancy FLASH enabled graphics and stuff to play with on screen.. That usually helps when you are trying to distract Liberals & keep them focused on more ‘meaningful issues’ like the race card.

I don’t know Chuck whadda you think? Maybe some animated bar-graphs or something!? It’ll be like old times on the campaign!!

saus on September 16, 2009 at 8:22 AM

Who IS the evil genius behind all these? Is it still Karl the Magnificent B*stard?

I don’t know how he managed to have all the media guys expose themselves like this imbecile day after day.

Anyway, I bow before a true master.

Sir Napsalot on September 16, 2009 at 8:24 AM

Chuck Todd, finger puppet of Keith Olbermann.

Enough said.

SmallGovtGuy on September 16, 2009 at 8:28 AM

Chuck Todd wonders if this is the best use of time for the main stream media?? Of cousre not. The main stream media is in the tank for Obama. Why would they want to report on Communists in the Obama White House? Why report on anti-Americans in the Obama White House? They are invested in Obama. Invested. No more journalism. Just investment in Obama.

afotia on September 16, 2009 at 8:47 AM

What a worthless, detestable shill Chuck Todd is.

Journalism is dead; and Chuck Todd is one of its pallbearers.

David2.0 on September 16, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Oh, I’m in Kuwait right now waiting for a plane for Dublin Ireland. All you folks who are only “thinking” about vacation. In your face. :-)

hawkdriver on September 16, 2009 at 3:50 AM

Find a good church in Dublin and humble yourself before God. :o)

Have a great time!

David2.0 on September 16, 2009 at 8:53 AM

Looking more like a media war with we citizens; The media is falsifying every poll and statistic they can find. They’re lying as fast as they can type.
The kremlin (White House) will try to promote more internet legislation to quiet the dissension and protests coming from We The People.

Cybergeezer on September 16, 2009 at 9:42 AM

This guy and his media are trying to get some race riots going so they can sell some newspapers; They might get what they want!

Cybergeezer on September 16, 2009 at 9:55 AM

Of course looking into radical Obama friends isn’t near as important as pushing the constant story that everyone who isn’t onboard the One’s train is a bigot.

katiejane on September 16, 2009 at 10:01 AM

Wait, a self-avowed communist and truther in the White House…no, not important, go out there and report on the non-existent systemic racism that is running roughshod over America. By the bye, ignore the ACORN stuff, too, because it is racist to expose scumbags no matter what their color.

allstonian on September 16, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Here’s a good question that the MSM never bothered to ask Van Jones:

If some toxic chemical is found in a water sample, how does a lab determine whether it came from a white polluter or a black polluter? Based on his statements, Van Johnson should know!

Steve Z on September 16, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Sure beats digging up dirt on Levi Johnston’s mother.

Gaunilon on September 16, 2009 at 10:43 AM

Chuck Todd, reporting live from the Levi Johnson Playgirl photo spread.

SmallGovtGuy on September 16, 2009 at 11:16 AM

Chuck Tood, you lie.

RandyChandler on September 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM

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