🚨 POLL: Did NBC’s Chuck Todd purposefully deceive viewers?
Honestly, I did not see this coming.
WATCH: NBC’s @ChuckTodd just gave an on-air apology for @MeetThePress's deceptive Barr edit, blaming partial CBS clips. He called it "a mistake that I wish we hadn't made and one wish that I hadn't made… I obviously am very sorry for that mistake." pic.twitter.com/q55eHN7tMA
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) May 12, 2020
“Now, we did not edit that out. That was not our edit. We didn’t include it because we only saw the shorter of two clips that CBS did air,” Todd said.
“We should have looked at both and checked for a full transcript, a mistake I wish we had not made and one that I wish I had not have [sic] made.”
“The second part of the attorney general’s answer would have put it in the proper context and had I seen that part of the interview, I would not have framed the conversation the way I did. I am obviously very sorry for that mistake. We strive to do better going forward.”
You could see it all over his face – how much he hated having to make that apology. But it’s more than I expected from him, so credit where it’s due, I guess.