Chuck Todd lets the mask slip, reveals the Awful Truth about Hillary

This primary season has the mainstream media establishment off balance, with their certitudes (Hillary’s a lock; Trump will quickly crumble) in ruins.  So discombobulated are they that occasionally a bit of frank truth slips past the internal censor.  That appears to be the case with Chuck Todd yesterday, who uttered something very revealing about Hillary Clinton.  Pam Key of Breitbart picked up on it:

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd played an interview with Democrats at the Iowa State Fair who had many doubts about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Todd said, “some Democrats I talked to are worried how the campaign has handled this controversy [over Clinton’s email and server].”

One woman stated, “It does make it seem to me, a little bit like she’s hiding something,” while another said  Clinton owes voters a better explanation, declaring, “we’re smarter than that.”

Todd also said, “I was stunned at how many — how easily it was to find these Democrats willing to say these things. That was on camera.”

Whoa!  Wait a minute!  Todd seems to be saying that it is surprising that ordinary Americans would be willing to go on camera with a criticism of Herself, the meanest, most vindictive, most power-mad politician since LBJ.  Apparently we are already close to the old USSR, where people are supposed to guard their criticism of the political powers that be.  Why else would it be “stunning” for people to say these things “on camera”?

Update: Huge thanks to Dianny of Patriotretort.com for providing an embeddable version of the MTP video/

My best guess is that Todd is suffering from Beltwayitis, the extreme self-absorption of the political class in D.C., where good relations with the politically powerful on both sides of the aisle counts for more than any substantive issue, and where the Clintons are political royalty, both admired and feared.

Nonetheless, this is a startling – even “stunning” thing for the moderator of the most venerable program on television to be saying on a  Sunday morning.

This primary season has the mainstream media establishment off balance, with their certitudes (Hillary’s a lock; Trump will quickly crumble) in ruins.  So discombobulated are they that occasionally a bit of frank truth slips past the internal censor.  That appears to be the case with Chuck Todd yesterday, who uttered something very revealing about Hillary Clinton.  Pam Key of Breitbart picked up on it:

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd played an interview with Democrats at the Iowa State Fair who had many doubts about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Todd said, “some Democrats I talked to are worried how the campaign has handled this controversy [over Clinton’s email and server].”

One woman stated, “It does make it seem to me, a little bit like she’s hiding something,” while another said  Clinton owes voters a better explanation, declaring, “we’re smarter than that.”

Todd also said, “I was stunned at how many — how easily it was to find these Democrats willing to say these things. That was on camera.”

Whoa!  Wait a minute!  Todd seems to be saying that it is surprising that ordinary Americans would be willing to go on camera with a criticism of Herself, the meanest, most vindictive, most power-mad politician since LBJ.  Apparently we are already close to the old USSR, where people are supposed to guard their criticism of the political powers that be.  Why else would it be “stunning” for people to say these things “on camera”?

Update: Huge thanks to Dianny of Patriotretort.com for providing an embeddable version of the MTP video/

My best guess is that Todd is suffering from Beltwayitis, the extreme self-absorption of the political class in D.C., where good relations with the politically powerful on both sides of the aisle counts for more than any substantive issue, and where the Clintons are political royalty, both admired and feared.

Nonetheless, this is a startling – even “stunning” thing for the moderator of the most venerable program on television to be saying on a  Sunday morning.