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Chuck Todd On Torture Report: Americans ‘Very Forgiving’ On This Front

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In more “torture report” related news… “Meet the Press” host, Chuck Todd, appeared on “Morning Joe” today ahead of his scheduled interview Sunday with former Vice President, Dick Cheney.

Referring to the American public’s initial support of anti-terror prevention through the use of extreme tactics, Joe Scarborough said to Todd, ”like in a time of crisis, Americans throw the niceties out. They leave it to Columbia Law School Professors to talk about legality. They’re like ‘keep us safe.’ You know?”

“No, it is,” Todd responded in agreement. ”It’s always one of those — and I’m sure you’ve had votes like that — where in the moment, it’s one thing, ten years later you look back and, ‘Hmm, should we have thought about that better? Should we have thought about that differently?’ And I think that’s the fairest, sort of defense in all of this is … you’ve got to remember the way things felt in the moment”

Todd went on to say, “Americans are very forgiving on this front. The thing that this report is damaging is relationships overseas.”

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Scarborough Compares Ferguson Protesters to Defenders of Zimmerman

Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 10.56.26 AMJoe Scarborough apparently “can’t take it anymore.” The host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe went on a 5-minute rant this morning criticizing a pre-game demonstration yesterday in which several St. Louis Rams took the field with their hands held up in solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

“They might as well have come out with a flying saucer attached on all their heads in solidarity of Michael Brown being transported to Venus on a flying saucer,” said Scarborough, “because that happened as much as that happened. And that’s according to grand jury testimony, that’s according to witnesses. They are using his accomplice in the robbery that was with him at the time, who also claimed that Michael Brown was shot in the back. And for some reason, the media attaches to these narratives that will stir up further protests, and I gotta say I just got to a tipping point this weekend.”

He then went on to discuss his frustration with the coverage of a story in which a 12 year old boy with a toy gun was shot and killed by police in Cleveland. Referring to a New York Times video header reading ‘Video Shows Cleveland Officer Shot Boy in 2 Seconds,’ Scarborough said, ”I don’t know exactly who puts those, attaches those, but we’re doing such a grave disservice to police officers in this country by pushing a narrative. That they are just going around looking to shoot and kill black people.”

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A Century of The New Republic

The New Republic 100th Anniversary Gala in Washington, DC on November 19, 2014.

Keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton

The New Republic celebrated 100 years of powerful, innovative and thought-provoking journalism on Wednesday night, with a guest list that can be described in equal terms. From keynote speaker, President Bill Clinton, to speeches from the publication’s Chris Hughes (owner, publisher and editor-in-chief), Frank Foer (editor), and Leon Wieseltier (literary editor), even a performance from Grammy-winning jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis, the evening was filled with a spirit of cultural and civic optimism.

Not to diminish from the rest of the evening, but the former president’s speech was certainly the highlight of the gala and was nothing short of captivating. Touching on everything from the early 20th Century and the World Wars, the human genome, income inequality, immigration, education, to “identity politics” (i.e. ethnic/religious bigotry) of ISIS, Russia, and Boko Haram; he was somehow able to tie it all together, as only he could.

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Brian Williams to Anchor Election Night Coverage on NBC News

brian-williams-dnc-300x168NBC News has announced its Tuesday, November 4 midterm election night coverage plans, to be led by Brian Williams.

The “NBC Nightly News” anchor will host two live primetime hours from 10-11 pm ET and later from 10-11 pm Pacific Time. The network will extend its coverage during the 11 pm ET hour online at NBCNews.com, with special reports online and in broadcast throughout the night.

Joining Williams in coverage of the evening will be “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck ToddAndrea Mitchell; “TODAY” co-host Tamron HallTom Brokaw; “Morning Joe’s” Joe Scarborough; senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing; national correspondent Peter Alexander; Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O’Donnell; and correspondents Ron Mott and Luke Russert. Coverage will also include an exclusive interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and commentary from former White House senior adviser David Axelrod and ”Noticiero Telemundo” anchor Jose Diaz-Balart.

Chuck Todd Announces Luke Russert as ‘Meet the Press’ Regular Contributor

s-LUKERUSSERT-largeNBC “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd this afternoon emailed colleagues to confirm that Luke Russert will join the program – that his late-father Tim Russert hosted for 17 years – as a regular contributor. He’ll contribute both on Sundays and online throughout the week.

“Luke has an impressive love for politics and has proven himself on the Capitol Hill beat,” wrote Todd and acting executive producer John Reiss to “MTP” staff. “He’ll continue in his current role reporting for the network and MSNBC, but he’ll also branch out to take on new projects specifically for us.”

Russert joins “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, BuzzFeed’s Washington bureau chief John Stanton, and WaPo’s Nia-Malika Henderson as regular “MTP” contributors.

In an email to FishbowlDC, NBC again reaffirmed that rumors Russert was given a $500,000 bonus for joining the program are untrue.

Todd and Reiss’ note to staff after the jump. Read more

Mika Brzezinski’s Reaction to NYPost’s Palin-Brawl Article is a Must See

Screen Shot 2014-09-12 at 15.41.10Today on “Morning Joe,” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, seated next to The Huffington Post’s White House correspondent Sam Stein, read from the New York Post article “Palin and kids have a brawl.”

The supposedly ‘drunken’ incident occurred last Saturday night and involved punches being thrown by daughter Bristol and a shirtless son Track.

The highlight of the clip though is Brzezinski’s reaction to hearing about Bristol’s alleged behavior.

Watch Brzezinski’s unsettling reaction below at the 0:25 mark.

Chuck Todd’s Debut as ‘Meet the Press’ Moderator

Meet the Press - Season 67 Chuck Todd debuted as the 12th moderator of the nation’s longest running TV program Sunday. For his first “Meet the Press” Todd landed a one-on-one with Pres. Barack Obama.

The two discussed several national and international concerns for the U.S., including the threat of ISIS, the Ebola outbreak, and the optics of golfing after his statement on the beheading by ISIS of American journalist James Foley, among other topics.

At the start of the interview, Todd asked Obama whether he was preparing to go back to war to combat ISIS, with President Obama announcing a Wednesday speech on his game plan. Read more

Mediabistro Morning Roundup – 9.8.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro.

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Best News Ever – BuzzFeed’s John Stanton to Join ‘Meet the Press’ as Regular Panelist

BuzzFeed's John Stanton

BuzzFeed’s John Stanton

BuzzFeed Washington bureau chief John Stanton today announced on Facebook that he’ll join Joe Scarborough as a regular panelist on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“excited to be joining Meet the Press as one of their regular panelists, thus giving all you degenerates who are just getting home from partying something to watch on sunday mornings,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

Stanton told FishbowlDC, “Even getting the chance to do it once is super cool,” and we look forward to seeing him come Sunday AM and for many weekends to come…as do many of his Facebook friends! Read more

Weekend Show Preview – 9.7.14

SundayShows-w-candyWho’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked.

Sunday marks Chuck Todd‘s first as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” with an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be on CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) will join “FOX News Sunday.”

Not all lineups have been announced. But click through for those that have and we’ll continue to update throughout the day.

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