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When ‘Nature Calls’ for Chuck Todd

Here in the Fishbowl we love details — in fact, the sicker and weirder, the better. But once in a while there are things that give us pause. This morning we encountered one of those moments when we read in The Atlantic‘s “Media Diet” featuring NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Todd starts out the interview by saying that nature wakes him at 4:45 a.m. We don’t think he means chirping birds.

Once that’s all dealt with, and we do hope it all comes out alright, he proceeds to an impressive reading list of newspaper alerts ranging from NYT to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. He brags about NBC’s own internal morning note that comes out around 5 a.m. He thinks it should be public (of course, so do we.) His BlackBerry serves as a magnifying glass: “I hold the phone about a quarter inch from my face.” While he touts the NYT as king, there are morsels in Todd’s diet that aren’t on the average radar screen, so it’s worth a read.

Read the whole piece here.

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