MSNBC Host Chuck Todd Blames Conservative Americans for Coronavirus Deaths

National   |   Kyle Drennan   |   Dec 1, 2020   |   2:18PM   |   Washington, DC

In a tirade at the beginning of Meet the Press on Sunday, host Chuck Todd tried to blame the COVID pandemic on “a decades-long assault on science and objective facts, particularly by some on the right,” as he lambasted Americans who dared to travel over Thanksgiving to see loved ones.

“Good Sunday morning, and I hope you’re having a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day weekend,” Todd uttered at the top of the show, just before attacking people for celebrating the holiday. He sanctimoniously scolded: “…the United States has 4% of the world’s population and somehow has 19% of the world’s COVID deaths. This is hardly what people mean by American exceptionalism…”

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He continued hammering Americans for wanting to see family during a difficult time: “This weekend, tens of millions ignored pleas from health experts and some government officials to avoid travel and instead spend time at home with their immediate families. The result may well be a COVID surge beyond the record numbers we’ve seen.”

Making sure to stay true to his role as a partisan hack, Todd predictably decided conservatives were somehow to blame:

How did we get here? Did we lose faith in our government because our government gave us reason to lose faith in it? Was it a decades-long assault on science and objective facts, particularly by some on the right? Was it a fractured media environment that invites people to seek alternative facts to fit their personal world view?

So legitimate criticism of government and the fact that NBC has more media competition is responsible for the pandemic now?

Leftist figures in the press like Todd are so convinced of their own self-importance that they routinely make arrogant proclamations and pretend it’s wisdom. Having a corrupt media more interested in pushing an ideological agenda instead of responsibly reporting facts is the true problem.

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