Chuck Todd steps down from ‘Meet the Press’, gets the send-off he so richly deserves


After nine, long, looney-liberal years, Chuck Todd has said goodbye to “Meet the Press.”

On Sunday, the pompous host, who announced he would be exiting the show in June, bragged that “for nearly a decade,” he’s helped to “explain America to Washington and Washington to America.”

He “educated” the people of this nation, he told viewers, and, with all the self-awareness of “Louis Litt” from “Suits,” he lamented the “lack of nuance” in American politics and vowed he’d continue to “fill that vacuum” on NBC News.

On X, Republicans gave Todd the farewell the man deserved.


To mark his departure, Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group, provided a montage of Todd’s “nuanced” moments, starting with the time he declared that “voters want to be lied to.”

“Chuck Todd is finally leaving NBC’s Meet The Press after nearly a decade of campaigning for Democrats and promoting a radical left-wing agenda,” the group wrote. “Here’s a look back at some of his worst moments.”

There was the time he blasted Republicans for deciding “that the Second Amendment is almost a religious tenant.”

And that clearly “nuanced” time when he advised Republican Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr that, if he’s “upset” about spending $80 billion to hire an army of IRS agents, he should “stop cheating on your taxes.”

And who could forget Todd’s gushing praise of President Joe Biden?

“Joe Biden believes,” Todd stated. “He’s eternally optimistic. He’s not cynical. He’s the ‘better angel’ president.”

Not surprisingly, conservatives are hoping the door hits him in the butt on his way out.

NBC’s White House correspondent Kristen Welker will be stepping into Todd’s worn-out shoes, and it doesn’t seem likely that much will change.

“I am ready, Chuck,” Welker told her predecessor, “and I just want to say I am also so thankful and grateful to you for this moment for entrusting me with this monumental, important role.”

“I take this responsibility so seriously,” she continued. “I’m ready because you have helped me get ready, Chuck. You are someone who invests in the people that you care about and you have invested in me and I am so eternally grateful for that.”

“I’ve said it before, I think it bears repeating,” she stated. “You brought me to D.C., you taught me just about everything I know about politics.”

And what will be Welker’s approach to “Meet the Press”?

Well, she wants to make Todd “proud.”

“Well I want to approach this as a reporter,” she said. “That’s who I am. That’s who I’ve always been. I’ve covered three administrations now, the Obama administration, the Trump administration, the Biden administration. I’ve traveled all over world with all of these presidents, and I really want to bring that to the show every Sunday to make sure that we are giving our viewers the information that they need and now my beat, by the way, is all of Washington, the campaign trail and frankly, the world, and I want to be asking those tough questions and I want to be making you proud, I want to be building on the legacy of this show.”

True to form, conservatives gave her the welcome she appears to deserve.

“From one Democrat hack to another,” wrote one X user. “Journalism is dead.”


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