Chuck Todd: Don’t complain to me about NBC’s Hillary Clinton miniseries

How’s that for an endorsement? NBC News’ Chuck Todd is wasting no time reminding his Twitter followers that it’s NBC Entertainment, not NBC News, planning a four-hour miniseries about former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On the plus side, the lack of input by NBC’s news division suggests a chance that the miniseries won’t be a total whitewash of Clinton’s career.

NBC announced earlier today that Diane Lane has signed on to play Clinton, and although no air date has been set, it will likely air before Clinton formally announces her bid for the White House.

CNN’s Jake Tapper feels Todd’s pain.

What makes Chuck Todd think that people are going to complain about a four-hour Hillary Clinton drama conveniently timed to coincide with her presidential campaign? It sounds awesome.

  • TowardsTheFire

    I would have to argue that one of the main differences between honoring someone and blatant propaganda when doing a dramatic miniseries is when you run it while the person of interest is still politically active. I mean… Come on…

    • Mark81150

      Nobody buys that line from NBC… and really, does ANYONE think they won’t do a complete polish and wax of her image?… NBC has drooled over democrats since they were a radio network pushing FDR..

      and smeared and painted republicans as mean and cruel just as long..

      They’re simply not hiding it now.

  • Chip

    Now the main stream media will attempt to rescript Hillary’s life. Just as Bill Ayers was ghostwriter for Obama’s so-called “autobiographies.”

  • V the K

    And you thought “Sharknado” lacked a plausible premise.

    • mickeyco


  • BoscoBolt

    Yeah right, because there is absolutely no connection between state-run NBC and state-run NBC “news” – whatever.

  • Magnifico

    I’m surprised the Hildabeast isn’t freaking out (if It’s factual).

    • The Penguin

      I wouldn’t hold my breath…I’m sure she’ll be depicted as the exact opposite of what she really is. An incompetent, fascist, power hungry hag…with absolutely no business being in any public office. Credentials? Yeah, was the wife to the embarrassing Prez Billy Clinton. Course, what difference does it make? The left will lap this up and vote for her in 2016 regardless. SMFH

      • bleuze

        Just remember, Hillary is a murderer – Vince Foster and recently those poor souls in BENGHAZI

      • Magnifico

        I can’t wait to see if Diane Lane’s fake southern accent compares.

  • Gloves Donahue, Jr.

    Diane Lane??

    Kathy Baker was born to play that part.

    Backups: Danny Trejo, Mickey Rourke,Joy Behar.

    Hey, Maynard G. Todd. Your colleague at NBC is Al Sharpton.
    Your news cred is doomed as doomed can be.

    • The Penguin

      Really? Diane Lane? I was thinking Ned Beatty.

      • SPQR9

        Good choice … dead and all.

        • The Penguin

          Exactly 😉

      • David

        My vote to play Chillary is Margaret Hamilton . . .

      • right_on

        Nah…Kathleen Turner. Or, Rachel Dratch. Or, Sandra Bernhard.

    • Steve_J

      Kathy Barker was my first thought also.

    • DHiles

      My thought was Meredith Baxter – she played psyco Betty Broderick so well

      • TocksNedlog

        What, a carpetlicker playing a carpetbagger? Preposterous!

        • gary4205

          Two words about Hillary and carpets: Huma Abedin

    • Tony Soprano

      hmmm…Rosanne Barr is my pick with a close second to Mickey Rourke

  • Maypo

    Four Part miniseries, hmmm…

    Chapter 1 — The Young Hillary — Learning To Live A Lie

    Chapter 2 — Achieving Power — My Pact With Bill Clinton — And The Devil

    Chapter 3 — The White House Follies — Hummers With Monica

    Chapter 4 — Planning For The Future — Senate, State, And Huma

  • Garth Haycock

    It won’t be a total whitewash of Clinton’s career?

    Yeah, right.

    • ObamaFail

      It’ll probably depict her going into Benghazi alone and unarmed trying to save Stevens herself, and depicting the GOP on the news saying that it was because of a Youtube video. You know, because the facts don’t make her look that good, so they’ll try to make her look better.

  • rennyangel2

    Hilliary has done NOTHING to warrant a 5-min. interview let alone something lasting hours. Her healthcare failed. She did nothing memorable as first lady except coin “right-wing conspiracy.” She was an unremarkable senator. No signature leg. She helped ruin our foreign affairs for the last 5 years, lost Egypt. pilloried Israel, could not control Iran, didn’t re-set with Russia, proved hopeless with the Chinese, had nothing to do with N. Korea, and gained about 30-40 pounds.

    • mickeyco

      But other than that……

    • journogal

      Well…pantsuits, right? Surely she did something for the pantsuit industry?

      • rennyangel2

        Maybe her biggest contribution has been a back-handed super support for “traditional” marriage by standing by her man while he cigared interns and raped former supporters. I would think a shocked an appalled left would find such “fidelity” both archaic and anti-leftist agenda.

  • gracepmc

    Will it include the scene where Hillary rushes to commandeer a fighter jet for Benghazi rescue and is ordered to stand down?

    • ObamaFail

      Wearing a Captain America suit.

  • CatHerder

    They’re remaking Creepshow?

    • tops116

      • DaMello

        Oh cool! This is the part where she dodges sniper fire!

        • Mark81150

          With her ninja like cat reflexes, I’d expect THAT tale to get even bigger on the small screen when Hollywood is done with it…

          She’ll be made to look like the SEAL’s are lame in comparison..

          I got a ten that says they not only show that fairy tale, but greatly enhance it for your viewing indoctrination..

  • Matthew Koch

    How appropriate to cast Diane Lane as Hillary. After all, they’re both human doormats for abusive husbands.

  • World B. Free

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Hillary…..

    BWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!! That is a good one.

  • goldwater89

    Which episode will showcase the time she called Paul Fray a “f****** Jew bastard”?

  • journogal

    Who is playing the role of Vince Foster?

    • The Penguin

      Carlos Danger

    • whiteinterloper

      Dennis Farina.

      (totally stolen from someone else somewhere, I can’t remember where)

      • The Penguin

        The final scene anyway.

  • grais

    I hope Diane Lane can do a southern accent…when needed.

  • Jon

    I’ll be waiting to see the part where Hillary teams up with the other members of The Avengers to defeat Loki and the Chitauri’s plans for invading Earth.

    • tops116

      Don’t give Joss Whedon any ideas.

      • Jon

        He’ll make a 2016 campaign ad for her using those scenes. And everyone on MSNBC would believe it.

        • ObamaFail

          Everyone who supports Obama would believe it.

  • Jack Deth

    Who knows.

    Maybe ‘Hannibal’ will invite Hillary over for lunch in the mini series’ final episode?

    Or, Sy~Fy can resurrect and re-imagine ‘The Attack of the 50 foot Psychotic Slut’?

  • kch50428

    A Hiilda’beast Miniseries?? What difference will that make?

  • brwaldbaum

    NBC News is correct. At the moment, they’re more invested in the Obama soap opera.

  • Republicanvet

    I didn’t know there was a difference between NBC news and NBC entertainment.
    Which side are yo

  • Republicanvet

    Which side are you on F Chuck?

  • tops116

    Thrill as Hillary is not shot at in Bosnia.
    Feel your heart swell as she stands by Bill out of pure convenience.
    Recall as she accuses the Bush Administration of trying to silence dissenting opinions… and then completely trying to do when she’s being criticized.
    Admire her bravery as she calls General Petraeus a liar.
    Watch as she fumbles the ball against a neophyte senator from Illinois.
    Be stunned as “smart power” damages international relations for decades to come.
    Marvel as she sleeps through the Benghazi 3 a.m. phone call.

    NBC’s Hillary Clinton: The Miniseries
    “What difference does it make?”

    • Catchance

      …and yawn as NBC tries to gin up excitement for it.

  • Adi

    Will it be a Matrix remake showing Hillary in tight leather and dogging bullets?

    • Marjorie

      Now I can’t get that out of my head…ewwwwwwww. Thanks Adi.

  • Blargette

    Tapper and Todd. Such terrible stress and strain they must endure on Twitter. THE PAIN.

  • Blargette

    I wonder who will play Hill’s mistress.

    • gary4205

      Huma Abedin

  • Mrbill

    Napolitano gets to be on top…..

    • Marjorie

      Janet Reno?

    • gary4205

      Nah, Hillary has a thing for Huma! Been lovers for years.

  • lillymckim

    NBC & FChuck Todd are one big joke. FChuck is afraid to rock the Clinton boat he will get audited and his emails may become public knowledge! Wth they might even bug his mother and fathers phone lines!

  • Gallatin

    NBC has a news division?

    • ObamaFail

      You beat me to it!

      • Gallatin

        I’ll share because I know the very same thought was on many other minds.

  • Tony Soprano

    Love Diane Lane….Roseanne Barr would have been a better choice to play Clinton…an infected scab!

  • Guest

    I hate her

    • Guest

      I found a better photo of her.

  • David

    I’m anxious to see the episode where she had to run as mortars were being fired all around her . . .
    Oh wait. She made that up . . . sorry

  • AZWarrior

    An expose would be the responsible thing to do.

  • wildwood15

    What. They’re leaving out the part about the Right Wing Conspiracy? The cheatin’ hound dog husband? The uncomfortable situation with Secret Service and the FBI? The dildo Christmas trees, ala Gary Aldrich? The embarrassing red reset button with the Russians that read “overcharged”? What’s left? Oh wait. Benghazi. Yeah. Sleeping during the 3 am phone call.

  • ObamaFail

    Will they show Hillary dodging pretend sniper fire?

  • Maxx

    Hillary and her tall tales. This ought to be hysterical.

    I hear they’re bringing in “The Expendables” for the “sniper fire over Bosnia” scene.

  • Jim Russell

    Hil is, and always has been, an endless series of Emaculate Concussions.

  • John

    And don’t forget her dodging sniper bullets in Bosnia.

  • in_awe

    I want to learn how to turn $1000 into $100,000 in 2 weeks like Hillary! And her ability to magically make legal documents disappear in a flash! She’s my idol when it comes to amazing tricks.

  • Penelope210

    Who is gonna play the dead dude in Fort Marcy Park?

  • waltermitty2012

    Now I’ll know how Hillary dodged sniper fire in Kosovo.

  • Junie3

    This is how stupid they think people are, sadly some of them will believe this propaganda.

  • NixTyranny

    Don’t think the fat suit has been designed yet that would turn Diane Lane’s ass into Benghazi Hillary’s.

  • Rulz

    Keep the heat on Hilary. Her numbers are dropping.

  • Benjamin Johnson

    NBC should lose its broadcast license if this 4-hour asskiss is not declared as an in-kind contribution to the Hitlery campaign.

  • Kawfy

    Gosh…..I hope Diane Lane brushes up on her church-goin-southern-sunday-go-to-meetin drawl

  • Richard Jefferies

    Will there be a part where she shield’s Chelsea through a hail of Croat sniper fire?

  • Rulz

    Won’t watch it. If enough people tell NBC this, maybe it’ll get cancelled.

  • right_on

    So NBC Entertainment will not be helped by NBC News to vet/verify the information regarding Hillary as portrayed in the mini-campaign never ending story? So, it WILL be a work of fiction, then. Got it.

  • Mark81150


    They couldn’t get Danny Devito to play her?

  • T.O.

    Props include blue dress… Who will play Monica?

  • Sharkteeth

    Don’t do it Diane, you will ruin your career. How do they plan to turn the beautiful actress into a hag??

    • Kaya Hund

      Good point. But then again, if Meryl Streep/Creep can play Maggie Thatcher, I guess it’s OK for Diane to play Hillary.

  • Mark James

    I’m absolutely mystified why this old, corrupt liar is so popular. Of course I think the same about Obama.

  • lillymckim

    I can’t believe FChuck Todd is trying to get people to believe there is an actual difference between NBC ‘News’ & ‘Entertainment’.


  • MyrmidoNOT

    Lest we forget…

    The Libyan Ambassador and his three compatriots have no comment.

  • TheTruth

    Bill was recorded on a phone conversation with Gennifer Flowers saying Hillary liked girls. Will they sweep that under the carpet?

  • MerchantofVenom

    Bet the house Diane Lane won’t utter these two phrases.

    “What difference does it make”
    “It was the video”

    Directly FOX announced they’re coming out with a 3 minute mini series of their own.


    Starring Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton

  • seanmahair

    I would have thought they’d have gone with Jane Fonda as Hitlery. Or maybe Susan Sarandon or Ted Danson’s wife? What’s her name again.

  • Jedd McHead

    Equal time — NBC can’t do a miniseries about Hitlery unless they do one about every single candidate running.

  • DV S1EOG

    I wonder if the mini-series will showcase her and Chelsea running for cover when being fired upon by a sniper in Bosnia……

  • deimos19

    I think he meant NBC News has nothing to do with news. yeah, that’s it.

  • DV S1EOG

    The Hillary Clinton Miniseries Part III – How Skillfully Dodging a Coat Hanger As a Fetus Helped Her Skillfully Dodge Sniper Fire in Bosnia

  • SideshowJon36

    Benghazi is Arabic for “Vast RightWing Conspiracy”

  • anjullyn

    So they’re going to make this movie (4 hrs. long??? Really?) about Hillary. But I must say, “WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL IT MAKE?” Hopefully, none and the truth will come out about Benghazi and her “role.” Will they film the caskets coming home and Hillary telling the families it was because of a video? Now THAT was acting.

  • Dog of the Sun

    I think Gerard Depardieu is a much better likeness to hillary than Diane lane….

  • Scott

    Hope they focus on all of her LIES and B.S. about BENGHAZI being a result of some lame video. She is a disgrace to the Nation for her blatant lies to the Congress and to the families of the 4 American Hero’s that were killed by a TERRORIST ATTACK in Libya.

    Her line to the committee about “What difference does it make?” will be a great bumper sticker for the 2016 campaign AGAINST her.

  • copperpeony

    Are they going to feature all the dead skeletons in her closet? I mean like for REAL skeletons of people her and Bubba eliminated.

  • bill_a_bob

    Eff Chuck Todd will be appearing this week only at Fort Marcy Park for a limited engagement.

  • bill_a_bob

    They’ll probably find the script and rewrites on nightstand in Chappaqua. Wonder if Hillary knows Bubba has been working that casting couch overtime so much so it needs to be reupholstered.

  • Kaya Hund

    The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks.

  • Kaya Hund

    Diane Lane: “I knew Secretariat, and believe me, Hillary Clinton is no Secretariat.”

  • chetnapier

    Killery to be played by nathan lane

  • fastsaluki

    It would take at least two segments just to pan her a$$ with a wide angle lens. Watching it would require digital compression if the viewer had less than a 55 inch screen.

  • treed

    So which Hollywood actress will get to play the young Hillary who was kicked off of the Watergate investigation for being a partisan liar. Back in the day even the Democrats had standards.

  • Brett the Brit

    “I’m not like those whores upstairs, I’m just down in the parlor playing the piano.”
    ~ Chuck Todd


    They normally try to leave these things until after the subject has left public office so the accusations of pandering and bias have less substance. Kudos to NBC for being brave enough to brazenly try and step around campaign contribution laws!

    This type of thing is pretty much the death of Western Democracy. This is the type of thing Putin would do, if only Russia would allow him to.