MSNBC’s Chuck Todd is taking a verbal beating on social media as he seems to every weekend, with some Twitter users comparing his hosting abilities on “Meet the Press” with that of Kim Kardashian hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
“Kim Kardashian is doing to SNL for me what Chuck Todd does to Meet the Press for me every week. Hmm, what else can I watch?” Janice Hough tweeted Saturday night.
Kim Kardashian is doing to SNL for me what Chuck Todd does to Meet the Press for me every week.
Hmm, what else can I watch?
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) October 10, 2021
On the flip side, although the prospect of Kardashian hosting “SNL” wasn’t exactly embraced when it was announced last month — Debra Messing famously tweeted, “Am I missing something?” — NBC reported Sunday morning that “SNL” ratings rose from last week’s Season 47 premiere, drawing a 3.8 household live + same day rating.
But Todd seems to take a hit every Sunday on Twitter from viewers who are unhappy with his choice of guests and/or interviewing style. In the past, he has been criticized for letting certain sources say their piece without really challenging them or pushing back.
This week, it was former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s appearance to promote her new book “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in the Trump White House” that set them off.
This person deliberately spread covid misinformation knowing it would kill people. She enjoyed her role in destroying people’s lives and families. She is a heartless modern propaganda minister who will never face a consequence. @chucktodd wants to make her an NBC contributor pic.twitter.com/LyG658LVQU
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) October 10, 2021
— Adam Cohen Lawyers for Good Government #DemCast (@axidentaliberal) October 10, 2021
And, Chuck Todd is a dangerous bore! I am all for giving people grace, but I draw the line with her and him.
— JLS (@JennyLynnHere) October 10, 2021
Can't wait to see all your GOP guests blame Democrats and Chuck Todd respond by saying "we'll have to leave it there"
— Matt Pociask (@matt_pociask) October 10, 2021
Chuck Todd is a smarmy wimp, I can't think of anybody more irrelevant, with the kind of platform he's been given
— Beedles64 (@GramlichBryan) October 10, 2021
— scott olson (@scott_olson) October 10, 2021
I stopped watching a long time ago and will never watch while @chucktodd presides spewing RW propaganda and misinformation
He isn’t even close to being the man #TimRussert was & never will be #FireChuckTodd
— RJ (@kanzaz) October 10, 2021
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