NBC’s Chuck Todd, dropped a massive bombshell when he confessed to faking the news to support Hillary Clinton.
Todd created a podcast, in which he said that the media outlets helped boost Hillary Clinton’s image by representing her as a heartland.
“Where I think political correctness got in the way of what we all knew as reporters and didn’t fully deliver was how hated the Clintons were in the heartland.”
“And I think it was a fear of, Oh, is it going to look like it’s sexist, anti-woman if we say that?”
Todd also stated that he saw countless “Hillary for Prison” signs throughout the rural parts of America.
“I think we underplayed it a little bit out of political correctness fears,” Todd said. “No member of the press corps wants to look like they’re singling out a group and making a group feel bad, right, whatever that group is.”
“If we sort of were straight-up honest and blunt about hey do we understand the level of hatred that’s out there and you know, all the Hillary for Prison signs that are out there, we certainly would have at least made the viewer know, hey, you know, she’s not well-liked in some places in this country in ways that’s times 10 when it comes to Trump,” he went on.
Perhaps that is the reason why Clinton never traveled to these states. Hillary never went to states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.
“I think you’ve put your finger on the point I was making earlier about the self-selection of reporters who go into journalism,” Mr. Fleischer replied. “And, because I do submit they’re largely from the same liberal caste, they see things through the same type of ideological lens, they’re so much more susceptible to that damning political correctness that blinds them. And they don’t see what you just said.”
Todd responded, “What do I think we did wrong in this election? The biggest thing is we didn’t tell the stories of all Americans.”
“We told the stories of coastal Americans. And ultimately, that’s like the larger trust issue.”
“We were more likely to do a story about the Dreamer that might get deported with new policies than we were about the 19-year-old opioid addict who feels hopeless in Rolla, Missouri. And, I’m not, I don’t pick on Rolla, Missouri, it’s, my point is that we just, we did not equally tell those stories very well, right, and, we were not, that is an out-of-touch issue.”
Let’s not pretend that Chuck Todd was naive in this story. Just remember when Steve Bannon said himself, “the media is the opposition party, you all need to shut the f*ck up and listen.”