Chuck Todd: “Upset” That People Would Use Journalism As A “Political Tool”

 

“Control Booth: Hey, yo, this is my patented, ‘looking-out-for-the-folks, sincere, skeptical look.’ Think its enough to fool  them?”


MSNBC: McKay Coppins joins to discuss his piece in the Columbia Journalism Review on the future of “journalistic integrity” and the partisan press. Coppins said the right wants to get rid of the mainstream media and non-partisan journalism. “Nothing made me both more upset and at the same time pleasantly surprised than the brutal honesty of [Breitbart’s] Matthew Boyle. ‘I am not there to be a journalist. I am not there to tell you what journalism should be about, which is facts, I’m here to tell you, to explain to you how to use journalism as a political tool,'” host Chuck Todd reacted.

Todd said the right wants to report news through a “bought reporter.” “Who do they serve? In their mind, are they serving a leader, a political movement? Or are they trying to serve citizens? This doesn’t look like an attempt to serve citizens. It looks like an attempt to only serve the lead propagandist,” Todd observed. “The thing that is most enlightened here is the sheer comfort they had of saying we’re not here to tell you the truth or give you facts. They don’t put it that bluntly but they might as well,” Todd said of right-wing media.

Source: Chuck Todd: “Upset” That People Would Use Journalism As A “Political Tool”

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