NBC's Chuck Todd Caught on Hot Mic Calling Iowa Caucus 'an Effing Disaster'


It’s not often Chuck Todd nails it like this.

The reliably liberal host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” has been a known shill for Democratic causes for years, and conservatives have long been suspicious of anything Todd purports to report.

But, as the conservative website Twitchy reported Tuesday, a hot mic that caught Todd speaking during a report from the Iowa caucuses on Monday showed the television newsman can describe the news accurately when he wants to.

“Oh, my God,” Todd can be heard saying off-camera, his words barely discernible.

“What an effing disaster.”

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Check it out here and listen closely. Todd’s voice comes in at about the 4-second mark.


The words aren’t easy to make out. But it appears that plenty of NBC News viewers could pick them up in real time.

“Did Chuck Todd just say ‘what a f*cking disaster’ on a hot mic while reporting on the Iowa caucuses??” one user asked.

To be fair to Todd, there was no need for the asterisk, since the word was euphemized already.

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Todd has forged quite a reputation for himself for liberal bias lately — mocking religious believers, likening President Donald Trump’s impeachment to the O.J. Simpson murder trial of a quarter-century ago and accusing Republicans of spreading disinformation.

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But on occasion, even he’s forced to describe reality even conservatives can recognize, like in July when he called the report by then-special counsel Robert Mueller a “disaster.” (Maybe it’s his go-to word for Democratic debacles.)

That was the case on Monday, when the Iowa Democratic caucuses were melting down on national television, and the contest that had been hyped for months as the official kickoff of the Democratic primary contest was heading for a limbo of uncertainty.

As of late Tuesday morning, the results still were not available and the Los Angeles Times was reporting they might not be available all day.

That means the Democratic clown car of candidates was on its way to next week’s New Hampshire primary with no clear winner.

Even the most articulate member of the media spin machine won’t be able to turn the Iowa debacle into a positive for Democrats.

The only real winner out of the caucuses was Trump, the man the mainstream media and Democrats are equally desperate to defeat come November.

But if there was one silver lining for liberals it was this: When it comes to reporting, one of their most dedicated supporters in the media finally nailed a story right on its head.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.