There is a liberal meltdown going down because Chuck Todd had the temerity to stand up to their newest political demi-god, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
And boy is it delicious:
Ocasio-Cortez’s comparison of ICE detentions to concentration camps did border detainees “a tremendous disservice” #MTPDaily
“She said she didn’t use those words lightly,” Chuck Todd said. “Well, neither did I.” pic.twitter.com/5CIOfWn7BQ
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 19, 2019
Genuinely one of the most shameful @chucktodd segments I’ve ever seen.— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) June 20, 2019
This is what happens when you treat “neutrality” as a virtue — you end up with journalists who lack the moral courage to name evil when they see it, and who care more about semantics than humanity. https://t.co/KYkxH3yPTZ
Remember Carlos Maza? He’s still licking his wounds from screaming at YouTube impotently.
This guy is a Democratic political strategist:
Would someone get this gutless little shit Chuck Todd a spot on the Fox and Friends couch so he can do this shit without continuing to embarrass the Meet the Press name? https://t.co/atxjNIu6jp— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 19, 2019
This makes no sense - in one breath, Chuck Todd concedes that @AOC herself says she wasn’t referring to Nazi death camps, but in the next breath he condemns her for invoking “Nazi concentration camps” - which she didn’t. As he himself conceded only seconds earlier. Sigh. https://t.co/fkuC9uuvsn— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) June 19, 2019
Even AOC is pissed off:
Well, @chucktodd - the fact that you slipped in “Nazi” when I never said that is pretty unfortunate.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 19, 2019
Almost as unfortunate as the fact that you spent this whole time w/o discussing DHS freezers, “dog pounds,” missing children, & human rights abuses that uphold use of this term. https://t.co/1eNuW1ZR0f
But that is dishonest – she said “never again” and we all know that refers to the Nazis, so she’s lying again to cover her AOC after looking like a moron.
And here’s the stupidest man with a modem:
.@chucktodd when trump called mexicans rapists, when he said black teens should be executed, when he bragged about groping women, when he pushed for a muslim ban: *crickets*— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 19, 2019
chuck todd when @AOC called out our treatment of migrants: "HOW DARE SHE"
You know who doesn’t give a flying f**k about the semantic argument surrounding the phrase “concentration camps” @chucktodd? Children torn from their mothers. Focus on them. And they are camps. That concentrate a particularly vulnerable group of people. https://t.co/L5nn575SAg— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) June 19, 2019
Ahhh, now it doesn’t matter anymore. You know they lost an argument when they start whining that it’s just semantics.
I’ve never seen you around here at the border @chucktodd, much less at any of these sites. How would you know what is doing them a disservice, beyond imprisoning them without charge and treating them worse than animals?
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) June 20, 2019
This is too fun:
And now, with this second quote from Chuck Todd, I’m prepared to upgrade my previous comment from “ridiculous” to “fucking ridiculous.”— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 20, 2019
Is he being malicious or just clueless? Rarely have I seen a cable host so eager to embrace bad faith right wing attack lines. https://t.co/7Xye2PNzKT
.@chucktodd chiding @aoc for calling concentration camps “concentration camps” - when concentration camp expert @andreapitzer agrees - is exactly how a mainstream journalist trying to be moderate and sensible makes an utter fool of himself in the face of Trump’s horrors.— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) June 20, 2019
It's fine if @chucktodd didn't know concentration camps predated the Holocaust and have been used in other atrocities since, but he *chose* not to look it up, and thus to misinform his viewers, so he could make a #bothsides point and burnish cred with @AOC critics. Really bad.— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) June 19, 2019
BUT, you know what? Kudos to Chuck Todd. We call them out when they are hypocritical and unfair, let’s be intellectually honest and praise them when they are fair and reasonable. Good job, Chuck.