Chuck Todd’s Moderator One-Sidedness

On August 19, 2018’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd, apparently due to his personal frustration with Donald Trump and Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, consistenty. and it might be more accurate to say “constantly,” interrupted Giuliani. Todd let former C.I.A. head John Brennan speak virtually uninterrupted.

As Todd and Giuliani debated what is truth and the latter claimed that there are complications in the concept of “truth,” the former, in affected exasperation, put his hand to his forehead, implying that to doubt that “truth” is an uncomplicated topic is patently absurd.

Chuck Todd, a particularly intelligent news media personnage, has lost all credibility to the point that he is not believable to any discerning viewers.

Richard E. Vatz is professor of political rhetoric at Towson University and author of The Only Authentic Book of Persuasion: the Agenda-Spin Method (McGraw-Hill, 2018)

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