Will "Meet the Press" Republican Lies Be Coming To an End?

Thom plus logo Last week in an interview Chuck Todd admitted that he has now, finally, after all these years, realized that Republicans come on his show and others specifically to tell lies and spread disinformation.

Which raises the question: what is Chuck, and what are the other reporters going to do about this? Given that an entire political party has now become the naked tool of oligarchs around the world and giant corporations, with an absolute willingness to lie to the American people regularly, it seems like, at the very least, these weekends news shows should be running on a 30 minute delay so that the staff of the networks will have time to fact check statements and put accurate information on the on-screen Chyrons.

Or, they could simply ban them until the Party tells the truth, or ban individual Republicans on a three strikes you're out basis: after three lies within a one month period, your banned for the next six months.

In any case, we have a real crisis right now with an entire political party committed to not just ignoring the truth but actively spreading lies and disinformation.

Watch the media carefully to see how they deal with it.

-Thom

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Legend 3 weeks 3 days ago
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They pay Chuck Todd Millions and he is just figuring this out? I have known this for years, pay me to come on. Chuck Todd probably thinks that Mexico is going to pay for the wall. The media barely reports on Trumps 15000 lies. Fox does not report it at all. This is really a diservice to the country and they consider themselves to be Patriots.

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SueN 3 weeks 3 days ago
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They paid him not to figure it out. I wonder what changed? Is thre a big shift going on behind the scenes?

Unfortunately there has always been a tendency to pay and promote those who think a lot of themselves, rather than those who are actually good.

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Worn out door knobs 3 weeks 1 day ago
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