I’ve always been a big believer in “what goes around, comes around!” And that would be for the very simple reason that I’ve seen it in action more times than I care to count. And rumor now has it that faux journalist, Chuck Todd, just might be living it firsthand. You see, it has been in his capacity as host of ‘NBC’s “Meet the Press,” since 2014, that Todd has acted as little more than a spokesman for the Democrat Party. He’s always seemed far more interested in spewing what were little more than Democrat Party talking points than genuinely reporting on any of the important issues of the day. Now comes word that all that may have gotten him is…fired.
You see, it was recently reported that an executive for NBC News’s program “Meet the Press” may be in the process of deciding whether or not to replace Todd due to the show’s declining ratings. The former executive producer of “Meet the Press,” John Reiss, was given the boot after the show’s ratings fell by 21 percent in total viewership in comparison to last year, and it was Reiss who was replaced by long-time CNN producer David Gelles to revive the program. And apparently, it’s now from multiple sources that we hear Gelles is also considering replacing Todd. The move would force Todd out of his two-year contract extension at the network.
The new executive producer is reportedly planning to hire NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker to take over as the host and to have increasingly notable television appearances during the midterm elections. Also, MSDNC and NBC removed Todd’s “Meet the Press Daily” from their networks and switched it over to a streaming-only option in May. It was also reported that a “Meet the Press” source has claimed that Todd may be the primary issue of the program’s falling popularity and behind-the-scenes issues. And it was that same source who said, “At what point does anyone have the balls to say, ‘Maybe the problem is the face of it’?”
It was back in 2020 that the network moved “Meet the Press Daily” from the 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. time slot, again due to what was then referred to as, his “soft” ratings.” Todd reportedly has had a rocky relationship with several NBC executives. And in that regard it was someone on the inside who has said, “Chuck can be very difficult — he’s very opinionated — and that has strained some of the relationships internally.” Todd’s departure would follow another major cable news change since CNN canceled its longest running show, “Reliable Sources,” on August 21. The network’s decision forced the program’s host, Brian Stelter, to depart the network.
Now don’t get me wrong, I will certainly have no sympathy for Todd if he does get shit-canned by management, but Todd really brought this on himself. It’s a situation that could have so very easily been avoided. Perhaps if Todd had spent a bit more time telling the truth and a little less time doing something other than regurgitating the Democrat talking points of the day, his job would not now be hanging in the balance. I mean, there comes a time when people simply get tired of being lied to. But apparently Todd was under the rather misguided impression that he could go right on lying to his shrinking number of viewers with no fear of repercussions.
And you would have thought that if Todd really is as smart as everyone seems to think he is, the little light bulb would have gone off a long time ago. And yet it never did. But even with all that said, those in management are going to have to realize that changing the faces will not matter until there is a change the content. And if they fail to get that, then they’re really no better than Todd. And it’s actually telling the truth and more than just one side to a story would likely provide a big lift in the area of rating, but it’s always the last thing tried. Viewers, subscribers, actual trust and respect, black ink versus red, the possibilities are really limitless.
But look who it is that we are talking about. Those people involved with our ‘fake news’ media, regardless of whether we’re talking about print media, broadcast media or electronic media, have been lying for so long it’s really all they know how to do. And we also know that old habits die hard. And let’s face it, it’s the vast majority of these very same people have virtually no interest in telling the truth. And in reality they are less journalists than they are activists. And it’s every poll taken on the subject of trust in the media, that the vast majority of Americans make clear that there is no trust. And yet there is never any effort made to change that. Why?