…for live coverage of La Tomatina in Spain. Well, actually the obscure sporting event that NBC is using this week to bury the dead is The Ryder Cup, so good for them.
As many of us long-suspected, MTP only seems to win inside the DC Beltway and loses everywhere else in the ratings. And what Variety reports is that after an initial bump in the ratings with Chuck Todd interviewed The Kenyan Usurper Barack HUSSEIN Obama, the rating returned to a solid last place.
For last week nationally, “Meet the Press” had its second straight third-place showing following the show’s ratings triumph on Sept. 7 in Todd’s first week in the moderator seat, according to Nielsen. ABC’s “This Week” led in both adults 25-54 (1.014 million) and total viewers (3.010 million), and was followed by “Face the Nation” (736,000 in the demo, 2.919 million overall), “Meet the Press” (657,000/2.416 million) and “Fox News Sunday” (374,000/1.252 million).
We could go on at length about regurgitating Republican talking points, but I think Chuck Todd summed up his show’s problem long before he took over from disinterested Dancin’ Dave:
“What I always love is people say, ‘Well, it’s you folks’ fault in the media.’ No, it’s the President of the United States’ fault for not selling [the ACA].”
He doesn’t see getting to the truth as important. Just like his counterpart, Chris Matthews, Todd is not interested in the truth, he is interested in the effectiveness of the spin.
UPDATE: Good Lord, Man! What were you thinking: Chuck Todd is interviewed at Ghost Breitbart’s place. If he’s going to let us uncouth and vituperous bloggers access him, I can hardly wait for Driftglass’ turn.