NBC’s Chuck Todd is not having a good week. First he claims that everyone is beating him up just because NBC keeps reporting false news. How dare you peons demand journalists do their jobs?!  Now he’s under fire for supposedly saying that it wasn’t his job to correct the GOP’s so-called falsehoods about Obamacare:

But did he really say that? Let’s go to the tape.

Transcript:

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell: “If you took ten people from different parts of the country who say they’re against the bill, and sat them down, I’d love to have ten minutes with them and say, “tell me why you’re against the bill.” And if they told you anything, it would be stuff that’s incorrect.”

Chuck Todd: “But more importantly, it would be stuff that Republicans have successfully messaged against it, and they wouldn’t have even heard – they don’t repeat the other stuff, because they haven’t even heard the Democratic message. What I always love is that people say, ‘well it’s your folks’ fault in the media. No, it’s the President of the United States’s fault for not selling it!”

Rendell: “Absolutely.”

Todd ‘s point was purely about the need for better messaging by the White House. But liberals are so angry that Americans hate Obamacare, they’re looking for scapegoats … and Chuck Todd has just the right goatee for it.

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Even Wesley Crusher of Star Trek believes Chuck Todd is a Republican shill who should “probably be fired”:

Here’s Oliver Willis of Media Matters making the same false claim:

Todd tried to push back:

But once the leftists get going on one of their ridiculous memes, they don’t stop.

Chuck Todd a GOP tool! Hilarious! Chuck. Todd.

Poor Chuck Todd.  This is what happens when you don’t jump high enough for libs.

Better luck next time, Chuckles.

  • Kristen Peterson

    poor F Chuck Todd.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Emphasis on the ‘F’

  • Magnifico

    Go ahead, Chuck. Clear up those falsehoods on Obamacare for us. The liberals are right; it’s your job. Better yet, explain Obamacare to them, because they have no idea wtf it is.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      To be fair to Chuck, he’s a journalist, he tells stories.
      He’s not a reporter, that would mean he’d have to be factual.

  • CombatDiver

    I notice none of the tools said it is also Chucks job to report on Democrat lies.

    • grais

      Well, they listen to the likes of Chuck Todd. They don’t believe there ARE any Dem lies.

    • Magnifico

      Just like their contract with Notre Dame, you wouldn’t expect them to dog the Irish.

    • Zach Smith

      He repeats them. Isn’t that good enough?

  • CatHerder

    Shorter Chuck Todd: “Mama, they’re being mean to me!”

  • Clete Torres

    F Chuck Todd is a tool, but he’s a liberal tool. We want nothing to do with him.

  • NeoKong

    And since when exactly has he and his network not been selling Obamacare…?
    They have been doing it since day one.
    Todd’s problem is nobody believes it.

    • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

      Have you seen NBC’s market share?
      They don’t have to worry about putting their messiah into office anymore.
      They are trying to win back the viewers, that they drove away.

  • kateorjane

    Todd is on the receiving end of the liberal mindset that anything the GOP says that is in conflict with liberal positions MUST be a lie. It is the responsibility of all Obama lapdogs to spin .his words/policies/efforts from straw into gold.

  • Vitiosum

    Watching the libs attack their own is fascinating. Possible wake up call for Chuck? Will he see eventually the light? One can only wonder.

    • Bemani Dog

      I don’t buy him being smart enough to get his head out of Obama’s backside.

    • nc

      You’d think so, but don’t count on it.

  • TYPE O NEGATIVE

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      WINNER!!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      WINNER!!

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    “tell me why you’re against the bill.” And if they told you anything, it would be stuff that’s incorrect.”
    O.K. I can’t afford to be forced to purchase it right now because my business has slowed so much and after checking I don’t qualify for subsidies. And after looking at my finances even with the subsidies I still couldn’t afford it. So tell me how that’s “incorrect.”

    • GaryTheBrave

      Well, well . . . Uh, do you eat out? Stop that. Ever stop at Starbucks on the way to work? Cut it out. Do you have a mortgage? Sell the house and move into an apartment. Have cable? Put up an antenna instead. How dare you have any luxuries? /sarc

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        I know you’re joking but, to answer you, since the “recovery” we’ve cut back anywhere we can. We NEVER eat out. And I mean never. My wife and I have even had to forgo celebrating special events and dates or exchanging gifts (unless we make them ourselves). I don’t drink coffee (plus I hate Starbucks. Too full of hipster douches). Rent would cost more than my house payment. No cable. Still can’t afford this crap bill.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Well, well . . . Uh, do you eat out? Stop that. Ever stop at Starbucks on the way to work? Cut it out. Do you have a mortgage? Sell the house and move into an apartment. Have cable? Put up an antenna instead. How dare you have any luxuries? /sarc

  • MarcusFenix

    “I was NOT saying it isn’t job of journos to call out lies, I said it was
    not job of media to sell WH’s health care message, it is WH’s job”

    Since when does the mainstream media NOT shill for Obama? That, in and of itself, would be news.

  • Bemani Dog

    Shorter leftist media to Chuck Todd: BAD LAPDOG! NO BISCUIT!

    • TocksNedlog

      And no WH Briefing Room donuts, or Bo The Dog holiday cookies, or . . .

  • Bemani Dog

    Shorter leftist media to Chuck Todd: BAD LAPDOG! NO BISCUIT!

  • NOYB

    Ear your own!

  • Rufus Putnum

    My goodness; the left asking for the truth…..I think I might faint.

  • Karin_A

    The libs are fuming mad that everybody hates obamacare. Did anybody hear the clip of the preezy on Telemundo? Foot-stomping angry.

  • Karin_A

    The libs are fuming mad that everybody hates obamacare. Did anybody hear the clip of the preezy on Telemundo? Foot-stomping angry.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Hey, Ed Rendell!

    Is it just a vast right-wing conspiracy that employers around the country are cutting full time workers back to 30 hours or less? Did they just do that because of Republican lies?

    Are we somehow going to get thousands more Doctors into our health care system by October 1? How about just getting as many Doctors as the extra IRS agents hired for enforcement? And why would a health care law need to be “enforced?”

    And what about all the “Navigators” who will put people into the health care exchanges? There is no provision for them to have background checks, seeing as how they will have complete access to all our health care and financial information. Will they be screened as thoroughly as the Navy Yard shooter was for his contracting job?

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      He said if you asked people about Obamacare they would be incorrect about it. I don’t see how you can be incorrect about the results of it reducing hours and raising premiums when it is right in front of your face.

    • nc

      And that’s just the parts we know (some of the them). What about all the yet to be discovered parts buried deep in those thousands of pages?

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        And a result of all the “As the Secretary (HHS) shall deem necessary, plus all the newly created agencies making their own regulations.

        • nc

          It’s endless, to infinity.

          My head hurts.

        • Clete Torres

          Also known as:

          “Some will live, some will die.”
          -Kathleen Sebelius

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Hey, Ed Rendell!

    Is it just a vast right-wing conspiracy that employers around the country are cutting full time workers back to 30 hours or less? Did they just do that because of Republican lies?

    Are we somehow going to get thousands more Doctors into our health care system by October 1? How about just getting as many Doctors as the extra IRS agents hired for enforcement? And why would a health care law need to be “enforced?”

    And what about all the “Navigators” who will put people into the health care exchanges? There is no provision for them to have background checks, seeing as how they will have complete access to all our health care and financial information. Will they be screened as thoroughly as the Navy Yard shooter was for his contracting job?

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Translation: “You’re supposed to sell the left’s agenda and never let a Republican speak!”

    And then there’s this pesky little detail: The big opposition to ObamaCare which has been steadily building comes as a direct result of ObamaCare beginning to be implemented and the negative impact it is having on jobs, insurance premiums, etc.

    As citizens start receiving their “welcome to your new employee benefits options” letters in the mail (like we just received in our household), they are learning the truth for themselves. No amount of liberal propaganda in the news can change that, so “owning” the MSM only goes so far, and these tools are beginning to get very frustrated that they can’t stop what is happening.

    • therealguyfaux

      Is this what Madame Speaker meant when she said we’d have to “pass-first- find-out-later”?

      • bungopony

        Yep.It’s like going into some exotic restaurant and being told,AFTER you’ve tried the chef’s surprise(“trust me,you’ll love it!!”) that it’s-surprise!-“merde du boeuf”!

        • therealguyfaux

          Obamacare is like a joke I heard, in maybe the first grade or so, about a man who goes into a restaurant and orders the “Chicken Surprise.”
          When it comes to the table, he takes one look at it, and complains to the waiter:
          “Hey! There’s no chicken!”
          “Surprise!”

    • therealguyfaux

      Is this what Madame Speaker meant when she said we’d have to “pass-first- find-out-later”?

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Translation: “You’re supposed to sell the left’s agenda and never let a Republican speak!”

    And then there’s this pesky little detail: The big opposition to ObamaCare which has been steadily building comes as a direct result of ObamaCare beginning to be implemented and the negative impact it is having on jobs, insurance premiums, etc.

    As citizens start receiving their “welcome to your new employee benefits options” letters in the mail (like we just received in our household), they are learning the truth for themselves. No amount of liberal propaganda in the news can change that, so “owning” the MSM only goes so far, and these tools are beginning to get very frustrated that they can’t stop what is happening.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Personally I don’t know what to do. I can’t afford being forced to buy insurance right now. I don’t qualify for subsidies. Even if I did I still couldn’t afford it. Plus March/April tax-time is a very tough time around her. Not only are Federal taxes due, so are property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, car insurance, along with all the regular monthly bills that always have to be paid. I can’t really afford the fine either, but I guess I have to pay that no matter what. So I guess I’m just screwed
    Thanks Obamacare..

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Your situation is going to be the same as everyone elses, even the Democrats who wanted this. That is why there is still going to be hope to end this.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        THAT is the only thing that makes me smile when I think about this garbage. Just wait until tax time. There will be much liberal wailing and gnashing of teeth.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          Right, there are still a lot of middle class Democrats that are going to be blindsided by this and they are not going to be happy.

          • Clete Torres

            Let’s hope so.

      • nc

        Except for those that will get the subsidies. That’s the part that really scares me because once you start that, it’s almost impossible to take it back.

        • Unicorns and Rainbows

          Agreed. What makes it worse is this administration basically encourages welfare dependence as a lifestyle.

        • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

          The welfare people are always going to be the welfare people. Remember, we don’t need 100% of the population to win elections just 51%.

          • nc

            Yes, but don’t forget about all the bleeding hearts, the hangers-on and the scammers. That’s how we get into this mess in the first place.

            If we gave aid only to the truly needy, whether it was food, shelter or health care, we could manage it without breaking our systems and our bank.

          • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

            You are right but as I said below there are still middle class Democrat and independent low-info voters out there that do not like the fact that they are losing their hours, jobs, and money because of this law. Obama positioned it’s implementation until after the election because of this. That’s why I think we will still have a chance at repeal.

        • http://www.IKnowbo.com/ Slam1263

          My notice came in from Regence, an $500 a month increase. With the increase in property tax and fees, we have to find an extra 10k this year.
          I don’t qualify for subsidies. I keep checking on others that I know, and unless you are working less than 20 hours a week, because we have the highest minimum wage in the US, you won’t get any help.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Steven, do what I’m doing:

      1. Buy and apply the darkest hair color you can find.

      2. Buy and apply rub-on tanning lotion.

      3. Practice the following sentence “Estoy enfermo. Yo no hablo Inglés.”

      4. Practice this alternate sentence “¡Sí se puede!”

      Yeah, I know I’m racist merely for waking up this morning.

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        LOL! Also, if you want full welfare benefits simply become an expatriate, move to Mexico, and sneak back into the country. Oh, and you if you don’t want to be hassled by the TSA at airports wear a burka.

  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    Personally I don’t know what to do. I can’t afford being forced to buy insurance right now. I don’t qualify for subsidies. Even if I did I still couldn’t afford it. Plus March/April tax-time is a very tough time around her. Not only are Federal taxes due, so are property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, car insurance, along with all the regular monthly bills that always have to be paid. I can’t really afford the fine either, but I guess I have to pay that no matter what. So I guess I’m just screwed
    Thanks Obamacare..

  • stuckinIL4now

    I think the idiocy of the left is dangerously close to reaching critical mass and imploding on itself. Oh and, Ed Rendell–JUST SHUT UP!!

  • stuckinIL4now

    I think the idiocy of the left is dangerously close to reaching critical mass and imploding on itself. Oh and, Ed Rendell–JUST SHUT UP!!

  • Joe W.

    What “Republican Lies” are they whining about?? Examples, please.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      The “Republican Lies” are just as elusive as the “good things about Obamacare” such as……such as…..such as…..um….

      • Unicorns and Rainbows

        Apparently people saying “I can’t afford it” is considered a “Republican lie” cause that’s the main thing people who hate it have said to me. But, yes, I’ve tried to find out what the “lies” are. Googled it everyway possible. Can’t find anything so far. If anybody knows please post them. I guess someone could say “death panels,” but what Palin meant was rationed care and that is already starting to happen. But other than that what?

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      The “Republican Lies” are just as elusive as the “good things about Obamacare” such as……such as…..such as…..um….

  • Joe W.

    What “Republican Lies” are they whining about?? Examples, please.

  • TocksNedlog

    F. Chuck’s chickens … have come home to roost — and are pooping on his head.

  • TocksNedlog

    “I said it was not job of media to sell WH’s health care message, it is WH’s job”
    — Ohhh, you’re gonna lose your Journolister credentials for that one, Chuck!

  • TocksNedlog

    Now, watch President Chief Pettiness Officer NEVER call on Chuck at a press conference EVER again.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      That is, if he ever holds a press conference again.

      • TocksNedlog

        Good point.

  • Wiki David

    Chuck, stop trying to help the explain this to Lib’s. They don’t know what jobs are. They spell jobs: JOFBS.

  • Jack Deth

    I saw Chuck Todd peeling the skin off an apple with a switchblade. Then someone came around the corner and ran into the knife.

    Many times.

  • kssturgis62

    Chuck Todd and Liberals are Idiots. Liberals actually think this guy hasn’t pushed Obamacare enough !!

    ON to the Most important part. HEY TWITCHY Monitors, or TWITCHY SALES DEPARTMENT FOR ADS – Why in the Upper corner of my Page is there an AD for Flying a FREAK FLAG – Yes it is the USA Flag with NO STARS in the BLUE AREA, but different Photos. One being a Money Sign, another looks like a Dog. WHY ARE YOU ALLOWING THIS AD ON YOUR PAGE – DO NOT CHANGE THE USA FLAG – this AD is as BAD as the ONE that FLIES at Democrat Headquarters with OBAMA’S Picture on it !!! Many on this Website have had plenty to say about that. SO I SAY TO YOU HOW DARE YOU ALLOW THIS AD ON THIS WEBSITE. Can we say HYPOCRISY !! http://www.freak-flag.net/

  • radicallyalyssa

    I love this. I want to read it over and over!

  • Acethepug

    I think it’s hilarious that all these pearl-clutching, fainting couch Libbies are whining about how Chuck Todd and the Media should expose falsehoods — where was this deep-seated desire for the truth while Senator Obama was campaigning, lying, and being tended to by a sycophantic Media?

    Is this like the whole “war is bad — unless President Boyfriend starts it” syndrome?

    Really? All you whiny Libs complaining about the Media not exposing falsehoods? Where were you when they were foisting Obama as a towering intellect and a non-partisan, post-racial President? You know, all those things he’s demonstrably shown he is not. Why am I hearing crickets right now?

    Microbes. No, I take it back, microbes have standards. You lot do not.

  • therealguyfaux

    It’s almost as if the Limo-Libs are becoming a variation on Jeff Dunham’s Achmed– this time they’re telling Todd: “Silence? We kill you!”

  • Jack Deth

    Jeebus!

    And these intellectual miscreants have access to voting polling places and their party line levers!

  • ObamaFail

    Republican lies? Are some of these people delusional? The negative effects of Obamacare are already being felt and the damn thing isn’t even implemented yet. If anyone is lying about Obamacare, it’s the Democrats telling everyone how great it is when their lies have already been disproven.

  • Marcy Cook

    When you’ve vilified the conservatives and then your buddies on the left start attacking you….where do you go for protection?

  • ObamaFail

    All of the liberal idiots getting upset with Republicans for speaking out against Obamacare are in for a very rude awakening. They’ll see, as soon as they get slapped with a fine or as soon as they are paying out the ass for their healthcare. Although, once they see we’re right, they’ll blame Republicans for passing it, because libs never blame the people they vote for.

  • Conservative First

    How many of those accounts tweeting F Chuck Todd were sock puppet accounts? The left is notorious for using them to create faux outrage and astroturf campaigns

  • Wonder Pony

    Well, Chuck, I think this really drives the point home about incorrect reporting, does it not? (See NBC gets name of Navy Yard shooter wrong)

  • Stingo

    Lie: “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.”

  • http://redstate.com/ midwestconservative

    Further proof the Left lives in a different world. When a Obamabot like Chuck Todd isn’t left-wing enough he’s declared a “tool of the GOP” this is the same thing as Maddow declaring Politifact had a “right-wing bias” anybody to the right of Stalin is an RWNJ to these people.

  • Jeremy

    Chuck Todd has always been a lousy reporter.

    • 1azuce

      UpChuck Todd Is A reporter?

      • Jeremy

        he likes to think so anyway.

  • Guest

    I have been thinking about Obama Care… Why not just let this horror train wreck happen – take the pain and come 2014 every one would be in such pain and agony over this ridiculous leftis crap that conservative (as well as Mccain , Graham) would own the house/congress. Let the dems own this monster fully. Then delay it, dismantle it and forget it.

  • TXKracker

    Lube up Chuck, King Obama and his Valerie Jarrett/ Axlerod WH will tap you in the butt just like the rest of the sheeple, so don’t blame us when you wake up in the morning have no idea where you are at and your ass is bleeding.
    You and the MSNBC hacks helped him get to this point… You needs a moist towelette?

  • costa rozza

    I’d certainly like to have ten minutes with Ed Rendell and have him explain to me that my insurance costs (that went up) have not gone up.