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Monday, July 03, 2017

Chuck Todd: "I don't" want to discuss issues

Tom Price is a doctor, former congressman, and now secretary of the largest government agency: health and human services.

He deigned to take time out of his holiday weekend to go on "Meet the Press," the longest running Sunday morning show. On November 6, "Meet the Press" will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Instead of substantive questions about policy host Chuck Todd asked about tweets.

What in the name of Lawrence Spivak was he doing by wasting time like that?

He had the expert on plans to repeal and replace Obamacare -- a trillion-dollar problem -- and all Todd wanted to do was talk about his butt-hurt over tweets.

Dr. Price handled him beautifully.

Via Hot Air:
TODD: Let me ask you about the tone of the president’s tweets. Many Republicans in the Senate condemned the personal attack on Mika Brzezinski and attacking on her looks. You have Lindsey Graham saying it was “beneath the office.” Ben Sasse, “This isn’t normal.” Jeff Flake, “Beneath the dignity of the presidency.” Susan Collins begging, “This has to stop.” Lisa Murkowski begging, “This has to stop.” Does his behavior bother you?
PRICE: Well, what I’m concentrated on is the job that he’s given me. And that is to make certain that we fulfill the mission of the Department of Health and Human Services, which is to improve the health, safety, and well-being of the American people. And there are a whole array of activities that we’re undertaking. One of them is this piece of legislation that’s in the Senate right now. But my job is consumed by making certain that we fulfill the mission at the department.
TODD: I’m just asking you as a father. If your son tweeted about a woman like that, what would you say to him?
PRICE: Chuck, you know, this is really remarkable. You’ve got incredible challenges across this nation, incredible challenges around the world. The challenge that I’ve been given is to address the health care issues. And your program, a program with the incredible history of "Meet the Press," and that’s what you want to talk about?
TODD: I don’t.
PRICE: Let me suggest to you that the American people want to talk about the challenges.
TODD: Mr. Secretary, I don’t. Mr. Secretary, with all due respect, you’re blaming me for what the president of the United States has spent his entire week focused on?
PRICE: No. Listen to me, with all due respect. The American people are concerned about a health care system that is not providing choices, where premiums are going up, where insurance companies are vacating markets all across this land. And that’s what they want us to concentrate on. And that’s what they want us to fix. And that’s what I and the president are working on.
Mister Todd is a child. He refuses to discuss health-care issues.

Instead he wanted to talk about a three-day-old tweet.

I get the feeling Todd is unable to handle anything heavier than a three-day-old tweet.

Tell me again how the news media is vital to a democratic republic. Flash some quote from Jefferson. Call me names.

Because I have a hard time believing it.

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  1. Chuck Todd was once considered by some to be a serious TV journalist (if that's not an oxymoron), but he is now no different from Kathy Griffin and Colbert. Most modern so-called journalism is a joke which gets its daily talking points from LibDem central.

  2. Toddy didn't want to discuss health care because he knew he would be swimming in water out of his depth with someone whose fund of knowledge far outweighed his own. I haven't watched one of these shows since about five years before Russert died. This is why. They are a waste of time.

  3. Our cabinet is superb at disemboweling the media elite. Love it.

  4. Chuck: Let's you and Trump fight.
    Price: Not happening.

  5. Chuck Todd has turned himself into a jerky-joke!

  6. As is said in the Good Book.....the truth will out. The press has always been leftist Marxist. That's how they're indoctrinated. Todd is just one of a howling pack. There's no use trying to get along with folks who hate you. Trump knows that.

    So, here we are.....the enemedia have sown all sorts of hateful seeds....but aren't aware that we have no trust in anything they have to say. Trump is in the process of killing FNN off, and the Times is next.

    What did anyone sane expect? Marxists literally clamor for Trump to be killed. So, Trump introduces them to outright mockery and ridicule. You see, most leftists are hormone deficient. They don't understand how public ridicule destroys them. Alinsky surely did.

  7. As a 70 year old Patriot, I can't tell you how elated I am to see the MSM collapse under it's own weight. President Trump, keep up the tweets, facebook live and all other social media...

  8. At least he's honest about his bias. Poor baby. He must have had a rough childhood.

  9. Back in the early 80s the Houston Cougars b-ball team was called "Phi Slama Jama" because of the way they dunked on opponents with utter impunity. It was beautiful to behold. So is DJT and his administration. The marching order is, whenever you get the chance, dunk on those sorry asses. Rim rockers. Flying thunderous ones. My hands are getting sore from all the standing O's. Crazy good stuff.

    1. And Phi Slamma Jamma never won an NCAA title.

  10. Those whiny Republicans Todd mentioned are all RINOs, of course.

  11. As a person who Secretary Dr. Price represented well for over 12 years, all I can say is, good for him. Anyone seeing that interview would see first-hand how eager a "respected member of the mainstream media" is to get someone in the administration to say bad things about the President. The National Enquirer has higher journalistic standards than this.