Earlier today, New York Magazine caused a stir with its report that “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart had been NBC’s original choice to replace David Gregory on “Meet the Press.” Stewart reportedly declined, and NBC ultimately settled on Chuck Todd.

Now, if we were in Todd’s position, this news probably wouldn’t be all that welcome. But give Chuck credit: He’s made the best of it.

Snort!

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Can we get a slow clap going?

We’ll give the guy his props.

Meanwhile:

Hey, there’s an idea!

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