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Sean Patrick Maloney flattens Chuck Todd for blaming Biden (Original Post) spanone Nov 2022 OP
That was epic. Meadowoak Nov 2022 #1
Excellent! WA-03 Democrat Nov 2022 #2
You're welcome!!! spanone Nov 2022 #5
I no longer have respect for Chuck Todd... ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2022 #3
I never had much respect for Chuck Todd. calimary Nov 2022 #10
Welcome finally to a not so exclusive club!! InAbLuEsTaTe Nov 2022 #27
I think his intelligence is sub par. Mickju Nov 2022 #39
Chuck is so lazy and thoughtless. vanlassie Nov 2022 #4
exactly. just a little parrot for GOP talking points. no further thought given. TomDaisy Nov 2022 #36
"Phone it in".. and Fuck It UP Cha Nov 2022 #45
Chuck is a corporate TOAD. sheshe2 Nov 2022 #6
Maybe "never" liked or trusted? LakeArenal Nov 2022 #18
Oops. Thanks! sheshe2 Nov 2022 #29
I understood. But I know you want no hint of liking Toad. LakeArenal Nov 2022 #32
True. sheshe2 Nov 2022 #53
Spine shiver. LakeArenal Nov 2022 #55
We kinda are "Perfect" compared to Cha Nov 2022 #46
Sing is Sista! sheshe2 Nov 2022 #54
Mahalo, she! 💖🤷‍♂️ Cha Nov 2022 #56
Maloney did exceedingly well in his responses to Todd's ridiculous questions msfiddlestix Nov 2022 #7
Not gushing over the guy, but Todd teed this one up nicely Zambero Nov 2022 #11
I agree. Perfectly scripted Q & A msfiddlestix Nov 2022 #17
+1. 'flattened' isn't really indicative stopdiggin Nov 2022 #20
✔️ msfiddlestix Nov 2022 #62
So glad to see SPM shut down mcar Nov 2022 #8
He did the same to Jake Tapper on cnn 3 days ago spanone Nov 2022 #14
Chuck Todd's question to Rep. Maloney boiled down to this: Botany Nov 2022 #9
Thank God SOMEBODY pushes back on that smug putz. calimary Nov 2022 #13
Is the Toads a$$ water tight? n/t aggiesal Nov 2022 #12
I'm sure his GOP pals keep it well-protected. calimary Nov 2022 #15
Chuck is a sapo y es un sonzo! Glad Maloney highlighted Pres. Biden's RestoreAmerica2020 Nov 2022 #16
"Responsible adults" is good Hekate Nov 2022 #19
Chucky Toad... GB_RN Nov 2022 #21
Why does Toad have a job on MSNBC? MontanaMama Nov 2022 #22
Fuck you where you breathe, Chuck Todd. Paladin Nov 2022 #23
👏👏👏 Traildogbob Nov 2022 #25
I despise both Todd and Mitchell. Paladin Nov 2022 #31
That was heartening to listen to peggysue2 Nov 2022 #24
Nicely said but he hardly flattens the toad Fullduplexxx Nov 2022 #26
No, he squashed the life out of Todd and left him looking like a penny diehardblue Nov 2022 #48
Chuck needs to be Conjuay Nov 2022 #28
I like it republianmushroom Nov 2022 #30
OMG he spanked Chuck Todd on live TV 😂 Emile Nov 2022 #33
Damn. WiVoter Nov 2022 #34
LOL Emile Nov 2022 #35
Not to defend Todd - But he put Scott in the headlights packman Nov 2022 #37
Right on! MLAA Nov 2022 #38
I really like Maloney PatSeg Nov 2022 #40
UpChuck sarcasmo Nov 2022 #41
SPM for president 20028! CCExile Nov 2022 #42
Recommended. H2O Man Nov 2022 #43
K&R Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2022 #44
Chuck Turd. Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2022 #47
What Sean Patrick Maloney said. Every time! Be Better... czarjak Nov 2022 #49
Great answer by Maloney to a talking point that gets repeated over and over GoodRaisin Nov 2022 #50
I'll take him on his worst day over cilla4progress Nov 2022 #51
Maloney is way nicer than I would have been. flying_wahini Nov 2022 #52
Todd is consistently awful dlk Nov 2022 #57
I do love Sean Patrick. soldierant Nov 2022 #58
MALONEY DIDN'T FLATTEN TODD. HE ANSWERED HIS QUESTIONS. Questions Todd had every right to ask. ificandream Nov 2022 #59
This message was self-deleted by its author spanone Nov 2022 #60
Agree! betsuni Nov 2022 #61
I worked in journalism and was trained in it as well lees1975 Nov 2022 #63
Definitely agree with your first point. ificandream Nov 2022 #64

ProudMNDemocrat

(17,504 posts)
3. I no longer have respect for Chuck Todd...
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:07 PM
Nov 2022

He's the kid when growing up who complained he had no friends and what few friends he had, he bullied.

calimary

(82,690 posts)
10. I never had much respect for Chuck Todd.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:27 PM
Nov 2022

All I ever saw when he came on was cocky and smug. I found him to be a big turnoff. Besides, he never seemed that sympathetic to my side of the argument. Spent far more time bolstering the voices and personalities that didn’t interest me.

vanlassie

(5,770 posts)
4. Chuck is so lazy and thoughtless.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:11 PM
Nov 2022

Not a scintilla of imagination in his “Mitchell/Todd” style. Phone it in again, Chuck. 🥱

sheshe2

(85,135 posts)
6. Chuck is a corporate TOAD.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:13 PM
Nov 2022

Last edited Sun Nov 6, 2022, 01:45 PM - Edit history (1)

I have never liked or trusted the man.

Maloney, brilliant take down.

Cha

(300,841 posts)
46. We kinda are "Perfect" compared to
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 03:15 PM
Nov 2022

Gaslit Fascist Shitheads who want to take away our Social Security and All our RIGHTS while Overthrowing our Democracy.

Can't blame Pres Biden for that.. that's right at the Fuckface's Ugly mouth The Big Ass Elephant in the room.

msfiddlestix

(7,389 posts)
7. Maloney did exceedingly well in his responses to Todd's ridiculous questions
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:19 PM
Nov 2022

He stuck to the message pitch perfect.

But flattening the Toad isn't what happened.

Not even close.



when that actually happens, I wonder how it will be framed?



Zambero

(9,091 posts)
11. Not gushing over the guy, but Todd teed this one up nicely
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:28 PM
Nov 2022

Even if unwittingly. I'm guessing Maloney was hoping that this line of questioning around Biden and the mid-terms might come up. His answers were spot on. Keep 'em coming Chuck. Responsible adults have actual fact-based replies!

msfiddlestix

(7,389 posts)
17. I agree. Perfectly scripted Q & A
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:41 PM
Nov 2022

The "flattening" thingy in this discussion is not what happened, though.

I see these descriptions, click and feel I'd been had. Click Bait.

Why can't we just collectively agree to post announcements of interviews sans exaggerated descriptors?

Simply state Maloney on Toad's MTP ... , or similar.

sigh..

stopdiggin

(11,889 posts)
20. +1. 'flattened' isn't really indicative
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:52 PM
Nov 2022

of this exchange. (and further - why does it have to be?) You're right, do I have to be lured in with click-bait titling?

"Maloney Has a Very Nice (and solid) Answer For (predictable) Biden/Midterm Question"

msfiddlestix

(7,389 posts)
62. ✔️
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 10:07 AM
Nov 2022

That title would have incentivized me to watch the interview, would have looked forward to in fact.

There are moments from to time we could use a healthy dose of realism, especially when it's something to feel good about.



Botany

(71,186 posts)
9. Chuck Todd's question to Rep. Maloney boiled down to this:
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:25 PM
Nov 2022

Are you going to hold Joe Biden responsible for all the big democratic losses in the
up coming election?

Maloney was having none of Up-Chuck's right wing talking points.

calimary

(82,690 posts)
13. Thank God SOMEBODY pushes back on that smug putz.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:34 PM
Nov 2022

Chuckie-boy, you can STOP the let’s-assume-the-worst-about-Democrats schtick. Any ol’ time now.

RestoreAmerica2020

(3,447 posts)
16. Chuck is a sapo y es un sonzo! Glad Maloney highlighted Pres. Biden's
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:37 PM
Nov 2022

..litany of accomplishments. Perfect for Sunday before election day-- best messaging I've heard so far! Maloney hit it out of the park..leaving sapotodd with that stunned look that racist guy kkkarlson @ faux "news" often sports eg deer in the headlight kinda of look.. 😳 ✓ that looks!

Ps. F#@$ sapotodd! What a culero!


Sapo:..slang: ugly toad face; all around sleezy person
Sonso: stupid, dumb, foolish, silly
Culero: a$$

GB_RN

(2,649 posts)
21. Chucky Toad...
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:54 PM
Nov 2022

Jesus…he is soooo unqualified for and so bad at his job, it’s ridiculous. My 3 year old daughter could do a better job…and I don’t even HAVE a daughter.

Paladin

(28,496 posts)
23. Fuck you where you breathe, Chuck Todd.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 12:57 PM
Nov 2022

Wasn't your constant trashing of Hillary Clinton in 2016 enough? Let me help you with that one: Yes, it was more than enough.

Traildogbob

(9,182 posts)
25. 👏👏👏
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 01:08 PM
Nov 2022

Go to Fox, he is such a Tucker Todd or a Chuck Hannity. Never gonna happen but he and Mitchell need a little culture education. The Cancel type.

Paladin

(28,496 posts)
31. I despise both Todd and Mitchell.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 01:54 PM
Nov 2022

Why MSNBC still flushes away significant money on them is a mystery.

peggysue2

(11,121 posts)
24. That was heartening to listen to
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 01:04 PM
Nov 2022

Because Chuckles T. and too many of these talking heads simply want to spew their 'conventional wisdom' be it true or not. Maloney put him in his place.

Good one on him!

We need more of this.

Conjuay

(1,612 posts)
28. Chuck needs to be
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 01:33 PM
Nov 2022

selling number two’s on a street corner - either pencils or the other kind; doesn’t matter to me.

PatSeg

(49,294 posts)
40. I really like Maloney
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 02:33 PM
Nov 2022

He's a great messenger for Democrats.

As for Chuck Todd, I swear he is getting worse, if that is even possible.

GoodRaisin

(9,137 posts)
50. Great answer by Maloney to a talking point that gets repeated over and over
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 05:12 PM
Nov 2022

on all the M$M outlets every day at the direction of their corporate overlords. Todd’s not my favorite either but Maloney was blasting all the Todds that lead in to their audiences with that thought.

soldierant

(7,425 posts)
58. I do love Sean Patrick.
Sun Nov 6, 2022, 11:27 PM
Nov 2022

I'm a little farther progressive than he is. But I think he's sound, and I think he tells it like it is, and I love him for it.

ificandream

(9,782 posts)
59. MALONEY DIDN'T FLATTEN TODD. HE ANSWERED HIS QUESTIONS. Questions Todd had every right to ask.
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:04 AM
Nov 2022

This isn't Fox Noise, folks. MSNBC is a real legitimate news organization. It's Todd's job to interview and ask questions and therefore get information. He may ask questions about topics you and I don't want to know about. This isn't scripted news (aka Fox Noise). But Maloney answered those questions calmly and directly. Both men did their jobs in this interview.

It irks me to see people go after people like Todd because they don't say everything people want them to say. It's not the news media's job -- the REAL news media -- to ask questions they already know the answers to (aka Fox Noise). And as a responsible news organization, they have to get all angles as well. That's the difference between MSNBC and Fox Noise. Fox is there to play to their base and do powderpuff interviews. That's not what a real news organization does. Yes, it can get to you. But if it's one thing Fox has done it's given the impression that the media is there to pet you and be your friend all the time. That's not how a real news organization works. Freedom of the press means just that and not the bullshit trash that passes for n*** on Fox. (I won't use that word anywhere near Fox because they just aren't.)

And if you're wondering, I worked in journalism for over three decades. REAL journalism.

Response to ificandream (Reply #59)

betsuni

(26,615 posts)
61. Agree!
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 01:35 AM
Nov 2022

I hadn't seen Meet the Press for years but watched a few shows recently because they've been showing up at the top of YouTube page. There are so many I Hate Chuck Todd complaints that I was surprised. He seems prepared and asks the usual questions, I see nothing to hate or be angry with.

lees1975

(4,537 posts)
63. I worked in journalism and was trained in it as well
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 11:43 AM
Nov 2022

and what Chuck Todd did here was give Maloney an opening to make a list of everything Biden is doing to repair the damage left behind in the wake of the disastrous, failed Trump presidency. Then, as Maloney laid it out forcefully, Todd didn't interrupt or interject another talking point, he just followed up.

When Todd is in roundtable discussions or other similar forums, he tends toward parroting talking points, rather than getting into a deep discussion of issues. But if I were going to take bets on it, I'd say that Todd's ballot in this election will not include a vote for a single Republican.

ificandream

(9,782 posts)
64. Definitely agree with your first point.
Mon Nov 7, 2022, 04:24 PM
Nov 2022

As for the second, there are different ways to conduct interviews. Todd has his. The idea of an interview is to get information, not propaganda. On that level, he succeeds in getting information, IMO.

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