Last night during NBC’s town hall with President Trump, where voters were supposed to get the opportunity to ask Trump questions, media reporter Joe Concha reveals that host Savannah Guthrie asked Trump over four times more questions than she allowed the voters to ask:
WOW. On Fox, media reporter @JoeConchaTV went through the transcript of the NBC town hall and counted the number of questions Savannah Guthrie asked the president — 43.
Then the number of questions from the voters at this so-called town hall: TEN. pic.twitter.com/TWNlr7GIHl
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) October 16, 2020
Concha said he counted 43 questions by Guthrie, where as the voters only got to ask 10. And Concha said this doesn’t include all the statements she kept making through the town hall.
Concha added “Savannah Guthrie was there, not to inform voters in this case, but instead to pacify NBC employees who were mad that the town hall was even being held in the first place, and hollywood celebrities, a 100 of them who even wrote a letter saying this event cannot go on. So it was a farce as we probably expected because this is the movie we’ve seen over and over again during these town hall debates.”
‘NBC employees’ and ‘100 celebrities’ was evidently the pressure that Ben Smith was talking about yesterday when he said there’s “enormous pressure on NBC now to make this thing a nightmare for Trump”:
Enormous pressure on NBC now to make this thing a nightmare for Trump.
— Ben Smith (@benyt) October 15, 2020
And that’s exactly what Guthrie tried to do. Last night Ari Fleischer, who was watching the Biden town hall, noted the stark difference in the town halls after he switched over NBC during a commercial break:
I just switched to NBC since ABC is in a commercial. Savanah Guthrie has interrupted Trump in these 60 seconds more than Stephanopulos has done to Biden in 40 mins. NBC is an interrogation. ABC is a picnic.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 16, 2020