Liberal media unwilling to take responsibility for its lack of respect
NBC’s Chuck Todd told his Sunday audience that deceased Fox News Channel chief executive Roger Ailes is to blame for the media’s sullied image across the country.Conservatives thought the media was being unfair to their side of the argument long before Ailes rose to prominence. Ailes just tapped into that dissatisfaction the same way Rush Limbaugh did. To conservatives, listening to Todd say things like this makes it look like he is in his own echo chamber and can't see how unfair he and other liberals are to conservatives
The host of “Meet the Press” told his panel of guests over the weekend that culpability for America’s distrust of the media rests squarely on the shoulders of Mr. Ailes, who died in May 2017 at 77.
“One of the best things going in Donald Trump’s favor — we know this — is the mainstream media,” said CBN News’ David Brody. “I hate to say it — I know I’m sitting on a ‘Meet the Press’ roundtable, but the truth of the matter is 62 percent think the media is biased. So in other words, if you look at the approval ratings of Donald Trump versus the approval rating of the media.”
“The conservative echo chamber created that environment,” Mr. Todd replied, Mediaite reported. “No. No. No. It has been a tactic and a tool of the Roger Ailes-created echo chamber. So let’s not pretend it’s not anything other than that.”
The host then reiterated that America’s perception of the media is due to the “campaign tactic” that sprang forth from Mr. Ailes’ mind.
Earlier this year, Mr. Todd also told colleagues on “Meet the Press Daily” that comedian Samantha Bee of TBS’ “Full Frontal” called first lady Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—t” because of the “tone” set by her husband.