Chuck Todd Caught Deceiving Viewers by Editing AG Barr’s Comments on Flynn Case


Is it really too much to ask that the media report a quote, accurately? Apparently it is for NBC. On Meet the Press Sunday, NBC political director and MTP host Chuck Todd cut short a clip of Attorney General William Barr defending the DOJ’s decision to dismiss the Michael Flynn case in a CBS interview. After Todd edited the clip to take out crucial context, he absurdly proceeded to bash Barr’s truncated comments with his panel.

Discussing an interview that Barr gave to CBS’s Catherine Herridge, Todd prompted his guests to attack Barr for supposedly admitting that he was being political when he dropped the charges against Michael Flynn:

CHUCK TODD: You brought up Bill Barr. Peggy Noonan, I want you to listen to this Bill Barr answer to a question about what will history say about this. Wait until you hear this answer. Take a listen.

CBS’S HERRIDGE: When history looks back on this decision, how do you think it will be written?

BARR: Well, history is written by the winners so it largely depends on who’s writing the history.

TODD: I was struck, Peggy, by the cynicism of the answer. It’s a correct answer, but he’s the Attorney General. He didn’t make the case that he was upholding the rule of law. It was almost admitting that, ‘Yeah, this is a political job.’

However that is not all Barr said. In that very same answer NBC played, he continued to say the following: “But I think a fair history would say it was a good decision because it upheld the rule of law. It upheld the standards of the Department of Justice, and it undid what was an injustice.” So, basically exactly the opposite of what Todd accused him of saying.

Thankfully, the Daily Caller’s Greg Price, who formerly interned for NewsBusters, caught the deceptive editing and showed the full clip to point out how Todd misled viewers:

That tweet was noticed by DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec, who tweeted at Meet the Press. Even President Trump demanded the network fire Todd.

After being called out for their dishonesty, the Meet the Press Twitter account tweet-replied an apology of sorts to Kupec:

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Cmon… how hard is it to catch the liberal media lying?

I knew he was dumb, but this is ridiculous.

@Deplorable Me:

Cmon… how hard is it to catch the liberal media lying?

Ya Curt catch them telling the truth for once.

As always with the M.S. Media their always editing their films just look at Katie Couric and her fake film Under the Gun

Wait wait…just to point out, Chuck Todd didn’t do this. His network did. These guys are talking heads. He believes it, no doubt. But it’s not airing unless it’s checked off by NBC.