NBC’s Chuck Todd: I Understand Why Network News Isn’t Covering Gruber [VIDEO]

Al Weaver Reporter
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Has the network news been neglecting the recent comments by MIT economist Jonathan Gruber? NBC, CBS and ABC haven’t covered the story a dozen times, leading to questions of media bias, but “Meet The Press” host Chuck Todd offers an understanding of why this is the case.

Appearing with Newsmax’s Steve Malzberg Tuesday night, Todd, who did discuss Gruber’s comments on “Meet The Press” on Sunday, explained that while it’s a big story in Washington, the network news does not operate in the same fashion, remarking that Gruber’s comments are “a political story,” and that they have not been touching on Washington news lately.

“What is the news today of that?” Todd asked, referring to what the network news finds newsworthy.

“It’s a political story,” said Todd on Gruber’s comments. “Network news, in general, hasn’t be covering the political back and forth of Washington a lot lately. I don’t think this has to do with Gruber specifically, I would just caution people on that.”