NBC’s Chuck Todd claimed that candidates have to prove they are worthy of the media’s coverage. Namely his show. Is Todd saying that he decides what is newsworthy instead of just reporting the news? Former White House Official Steven Cheung asked Todd what he meant.
“I feel compelled to give everybody a chance to prove that they’re worthy of coverage,” said Chuck Todd, who hosts NBC’s “Meet the Press” and serves as political director.
“I don’t even want to sit here and say, ‘Yeah, we’ll never have an embed on Marianne Williamson,’” Todd said. “How do I know that? She may get on that debate stage and suddenly have a following, and there we will be.”
Steven Cheung tweeted at Todd asking him to clarify as it sounded like Todd meant that he controls what people hear and makes the news.
“Prove they’re worthy of coverage? Who gets to decide whether a candidate is worthy enough? So media is in the business of picking winners and losers? Good luck with that!”
But it turns out other news outlets are doing their best at covering all of the Dem candidates, unlike Todd.
“CNN is offering every candidate who wants one a chance to participate in a televised town hall, even though the events aren’t always ratings hits. Williamson has done one this year, as have 13 other Democratic candidates, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke has one scheduled for Tuesday. The network also has announced plans for events with Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, and California Rep. Eric Swalwell.”
“Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel has interviewed or attended events with more than 20 Democratic presidential candidates this election cycle, a feat that took him from Washington to Montana, California and Iowa in the last week alone.
So NBC is cherry picking the news for their viewers completely ignoring those they feel are not up to snuff. Wow and I thought CNN was biased.