Chuck Todd began his heavy lifting on Sunday as the host of NBC’s current affairs program, ‘Meet the Press.’
He opened his account with President Obama as his first guest, a big draw if ever there was one.
What happened next is reflected in the views of netizens across the World Wide Web:
“I really preferred David Gregory! Today, the poorest performing was “Meet the Press” ( in my opinion). CBS’ “Face the Nation,” ABC’s “This Week,” Fox’s “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” and CNN”s “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” each gave more intelligent news then “Meet the Press.”
“Love that so-called “panel”: Chuck Todd, Angria Mitchell, Nia-Malika Henderson, Amy Walter and Joe Scarborough. Four whack-job, kook fringe, uber, ultra, hard and far, far, far, far, far, far left, virulent, militant, hysterical, extremely low-information, leftist/feminist nitwits and an incompetent, know-nothing, MSNBC nitwit who hosts an MSNBC freakshow called “Morning Joe” that is the most unbearable show in television history (yes, it’s even worse than the freakin’ “View”!).”
“I was very disappointed with Chuck Todd’s presumptuous questioning and rude body language which would be disrespectful to any guest- much less the President. Todd’s style is no improvement over David Gregory who was similarly pompous, cynical and assuming. Maybe this should be no surprise, as Todd was Gregory’s boss, but I expected Todd to be better than that. Gotcha journalism at its worst.”
“First impression: Todd snarky and antagonist towards President. Ergo: still out of his league regardless if he is a political wonk. His “in-your-face” delivery is more than off-putting. A good interviewer knows to allow a guest to express their opinion and less of Todd’s gotcha approach. Maybe, he should hone up on past Russert tapes to learn how it is done.”
“Meet the Press is one of the few remaining news programs for adults, delivered in plain English. Mr. Todd may still be the substitute teacher, but he looks like he could quickly master the class.”
“Two guys throwing soft balls; I suppose the President will answer the questions between golf swings. Or, they will just allow him to pontificate and then applaud him for his frankness and eloquence. Just a televised talking photo op.”
The foregoing comments are an indication that Todd may have a long way to go before he captures the attention of a ‘de-pressed’ public.
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