Chuck Todd Silenced By Swift Fact Check By GOP Gov – Video
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu (R) called out NBC News anchor Chuck Todd for singling out Fox News as a dishonest media outlet during a Sunday episode of “Meet the Press“. The question was related to the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems filed against Fox News.
Sununu quickly corrected Todd, pointing out that all forms of media have a hand in the lack of trust and accountability. He noted that all forms of media have a responsibility to own up to their mistakes.
“It‘s okay to get something wrong in the news, but you‘ve got to come back and own it,” Sununu said. “And whether it‘s Fox, or CNN, or MSBNC, or, you know, whatever, everyone just has to own it.”
Todd attempted to defend his question, claiming that Fox News “intentionally lied to viewers“ and that it “wasn‘t a mistake.” Sununu, however, was not impressed by Todd‘s argument. He argued that other stories were approached dishonestly by various media outlets, including CNN and MSNBC.
“Look, I‘m not defending anybody because I think you‘re all in the same basket, I really do,” Sununu said. “But I could go to CNN when they‘re going to ignore the Hunter Biden laptop story. We could talk about the virus truly coming out of the lab in Wuhan, we could talk about a lot of different things.”
The Governor went on to point out the opportunity that media outlets have to regain the faith of the American people. He argued that media outlets must be held accountable for their mistakes and misrepresentations of stories.
Sununu‘s argument has resonated with many Republicans, who believe that the mainstream media is biased and has a tendency to report false information. Many think that the media should be held responsible for its mistakes, rather than simply ignore them.