When you’re weary, feeling small, and tears are in your eyes … avoid your Twitter replies. That’s Chuck Todd’s advice to his fellow media lapdogs, anyway. He’s having a rough time dealing with criticism of the MSM’s nestling itself cozily in the Obama Administration’s pockets, and he suggested to The Washington Post’s Chris Cilizza that, in order to maintain high self-esteem, pretending you’re not a hack is the way to go.
Conservatives were all too happy to take Pouty McPouterson to the woodshed:
Like your reporting? RT @chucktodd: not a good time to look at replies on Twitter. The partisans are slinging arrows without much thought.
— Shaun McDonnell (@McShauno) September 20, 2012
You sad, bro? @chucktodd
— Cuffé (@CuffyMeh) September 20, 2012
In which @ChuckTodd tells his fellow Beltway media types to avoid his twitter mentions. https://t.co/b3aFUDei Something wrong, Chuck?
— RB (@RBPundit) September 20, 2012
@ctsa @RBPundit @chucktodd Well, you know how it is. It's considered partisan to form an opinion based on known facts.
— Nancy (@FairTaxNancy) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd NBC berating anyone for being partisan is somewhat outrageous.
— Michael Ritchie (@KeyWestAuthor) September 20, 2012
@moelane Man did the JournoList boys & gals take @ChuckTodd's advice to retreat or what? They went indoors to hide behind their bylines.
— SMorton (@smorton101368) September 20, 2012
But not former Dem staffers or @WashMonthly writers. MT @CuffyMeh: Note to self–when @ChuckTodd says "partisans" he means "Republicans."
— David Henry (@imau2fan) September 20, 2012
@RBPundit @ChuckTodd That is so sad. We should all back off, he's such a upfront and honest guy! Here's a tissue to wipe that tear Chuck.
— Melissa (@AnitaNewPres) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd Wait. You're calling yourself non-partisan? Lol
— #WarOnLeftists (@corrcomm) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd @thefix And by "partisans," I mean people who disapprove of my failure to do my job. And by "carry on," I mean Obama's water.
— Diworsity (@Diworsity) September 20, 2012
Hack-check. RT @jeffemanuel: RT @CuffyMeh: Note to self: When @chucktodd says "the partisans" he means "the Republicans."
— Chris Ryan (@thestreeter) September 20, 2012
Ouch. Maestro? That’s your cue.
Hmmm … wonder what kinds of tweets Todd could possibly be avoiding today?
Watching @MSNBC on election night when @BarackObama loses… #ConservativePorn (cc: @chucktodd)
— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) September 20, 2012
@rdbrewer4 If .@chucktodd wants to see a *partisan* he can look in any mirror
— Thomas Henderson (@aTomHenderson) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd @TheFix Becoming a whiner. The price of being biased.
— babcockp (@babcockp) September 20, 2012
I wonder if Chris Mathews legs are a tingle after that Univision Interview. @Chucktodd and et al must be in mourning #tcot #tlot
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd @nbcnightlynews Funny how MSM lapped up admin lies for so long. Today's reporters are gross caricatures of journalists.
— Tony C (@The_GBIC) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd @nbcnightlynews , No kidding,Lol, if you didn't have your heads so far up @BarackObama A&$, you would have known that 9 days ago!
— Markus Ivory (@Ivorymarkus) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd Obama "change DC" comment, WH lied about Libya attack, horrible Univision appearance. Sooo another bad day for Romney, right?
— Huckleberry Friend (@portdauphin) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd How come you won't show the Obama's redistribution tape but you can show the Romney one evern though its missing minutes.
— Stephen (@KrayonPundit) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd @nbcnightlynews Hey Chuck, you needed the White House tell you that? Wasn't obvious to you? Guess the "news" comes str8 fm WH!
— John Q. Citizen (@Gyro321) September 20, 2012
@JoeNBC @chucktodd Could u focus more on 4 dead Americans and administration changing its story and lying or will Friday be more about 47%??
— terri carroll (@terrisuecarroll) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd "The partisans are slinging arrows without much thought." Sounds like MSNBC coverage from Tampa.
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd @nbcnightlynews I'm sure they feel terrible that the investigation hasn't fit your news cycle.
— Derek Young (@DerekMYoung) September 20, 2012
Several Twitterers took the opportunity to ask Todd if he’d give any airtime to Obama’s admission of failure:
@ChuckTodd: How will NBC spin Obama's admission that he's a failure? Or Rice/Carney lies about terror attack?
— Depoguy (@depoguy) September 20, 2012
Odd. @chucktodd hasn't tweeted about Obama's monumental gaffe. Weird, right?
— RB (@RBPundit) September 20, 2012
Never fails. When Obama makes a gaffe @chucktodd tweets sports and hits Romney at same time. https://t.co/6r42WBiE
— joe warner (@jwarner180) September 20, 2012
@chucktodd when are you going to report on the MAJOR Obama gaffe today?
— Ben (@ben_woods15) September 20, 2012
Man. With those kinds of demands for media accountability, it’s no wonder Todd wants to hide out in the doghouse!
So @chucktodd says after Obama gaffe (can't change Washington) , "don't tweet me, bro!"
— TrevorTrainer (@TrevorTrainer1) September 20, 2012
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