Chuck Todd vs Crazy Republican

Chuck Todd vs Crazy Republican

December 4, 2019 42 By Kody Olson


>>Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have been
pushing this nonsense conspiracy theory involving Ukraine. And how it allegedly tried to meddle in our
2016 presidential election. Now that has been debunked over and over again
but that hasn’t stopped some of Trump’s lackey’s from regurgitating this propaganda. One of those lackeys was Senator Kennedy,
who recently went on Chuck Todd show, meet the press. And found himself having to defend the statements
that he made about Ukraine. Take a look.>>Now, come on. I got to put up, you realize the only other
person selling this argument outside the United States is this man, Vladimir Putin. This is what he said on November 20th. Thank God nobody is accusing us anymore of
interfering in US elections. Now they’re accusing Ukraine. Well, let them sort this out among themselves. You’re just accused a former president of
Ukraine. You’ve done exactly what the Russian operation
is trying to get American politicians to do. Are you at all concerned that you’ve been
duped?>>No, because just read the articles. Do you believe The Economist magazine is a
reputable journal? It’s been around I think, since 1843. Let me put it this way, Chuck, let’s suppose,
and I don’t believe it, but you’re right and I’m wrong. Then what harm would it do to allow the President
of the United States, who has a demonstrated record fighting foreign corruption to introduce
evidence?>>Why doesn’t he?>>He has been provided every opportunity
to provide exculpatory evidence on any of this. And they have chosen not to.>>No, he hasn’t, no he hasn’t.>>So he was suggesting, Kennedy was suggesting
that Ukraine, there’s a possibility that Ukraine could be guilty of hacking into the DNT server
to obtain those emails. Again, look, Fiona Hill who is party intelligence
community, testify during the impeachment investigation and specifically called this
out. And said, look, there’s some republican lawmakers
who keep pushing this propaganda that Ukraine was behind that hack. And Ukraine was absolutely not behind that. It was 100% Russia, we have evidence to show
that. And this is incredibly harmful toward Ukraine. And by the way, it’s totally harmful toward
everything that’s going on right now because it de-legitimizes every single part of our
government. Just to do Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s
bidding.>>So, let me be as clear as we can possibly
be about what a wild conspiracy theory it is that Ukraine interfered with our election. So what is the theory? Well, Trump laid it out in the call with Zelensky,
the Ukrainian president. He said, look, CrowdStrike has a server in
Ukraine. And so I want you to investigate that. Now Trump has said that, CrowdStrike is a
Ukrainian company that took the servers of the Democrats?>>The DNC servers.>>The DNC servers, and somehow brought them
over to Ukraine, and are still hiding them in Ukraine. Crowdstrike is not at all a Ukrainian company,
it’s an American company based in Sunnyvale, California. The material, the information that the people
who hacked the DNC servers got is not in a server, it’s in the cloud. There’s no physical server in Ukraine or in
Sunnyvale, it’s in the cloud. I liked it, I pointed out. There’s no basis at all for this wild, insane
conspiracy theory. So then, the people who originally put it
back conspiracy theory turns out was not Trump, it was Putin. So Putin says, yeah, I think the Ukrainians
have a server and it’s been that’s they’re hiding. And Trump doesn’t know anything about a cloud
doesn’t know anything about servers as know any of that. So he says, Vlad told me to tell you guys
that it’s Ukraine that works for me that works for Vlad. It works for everybody who’s crooked. So now the entire Republican party is like
yep, nope, there was no cloud, it was a server. It’s a Ukrainian company, I dont care that
it’s based in California. I’m just gonna lie to you on behalf of both
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The entire Republican party, they’ve all become
stooges for Putin. It is disgusting, absolutely disgusting. If the Democrats had done 1% of this, 10%
of this, the Republican party would have shredded them, and the media would have gone along. They’d almost put the Democratic party out
of business right now, if they’d done 10% of this, working on behalf of Putin. Like the obvious six stooges that they are
with wild insane conspiracy theories, they don’t even bother backing up with one fact.>>Okay, so here’s where I think the biggest
problem is, because Republicans are gonna Republican. Trump is gonna Trump, they’re gonna do what
they do. And they’re not gonna have any real evidence
to back up their arguments. They’re gonna spread propaganda, they’re gonna
spend lies. They’re gonna do whatever is possible to show
Trump that they’re loyal to him. And in fact, Trump recently tweeted in response
to Senator Kennedy. Thank you to Great Republican Senator John
Kennedy for the job he did in representing both the Republican Party and myself against
Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd on Meet the Press.>>No, Meet the-
>>Meet the Depressed, okay.>>Meet the Depressed, that’s so clever, not
remotely clever.>>Okay, so they’re his lackies, of course
they’re gonna go on any show, any network or cable show. And pretend like they’re supportive of Trump,
that they believe him, that they think he’s innocent because they care about their political
careers. So stop having them on the shows. Look, the reason why we talk about it on this
show is because you need someone in the media to debug this nonsense. Otherwise, you just have all these mainstream
media outlets who provide the platform but very rarely challenge these law makers. Now in this case Chuck Todd, congratulations,
you challenged Senator Kennedy. But more often than not, he doesn’t, which
is why this clip made news. And I was like, whoa, Chuck Todd, do guys
see that? He challenged him, it’s amazing, let’s all
give him a big round of applause. Great, how about don’t have these people on
anymore? If you know they’re lying and they’re gonna
lie, it’s predictable, why have them on?>>No.>>I mean, they’re good at media blackouts. They’ve done it to Andrew Yang. They’ve done it to other Democratic candidates. And in that case, I think that it’s completely
unjustified, completely unfair, because we’re just talking about someone who has different
ideas. Let’s hear them. In this case, you have people who are enabling
criminality in the executive branch.>>Yeah, so your last points really good. So but let me disagree with the first one,
I think you should have them on. But that should not be the exception, it should
be the rule. I thought Chuck Todd did a good job there. And when I liked it he had Putin his quote
ready to go. It would have been great if they had Fiona
Hills cool too, but that’s nitpicking. So an actual aggressive challenge, I agree
with you, Anna, that it’s making news because the mainstream media almost never challenges
Republicans. So when they do they’re like, where that come
from, but give credit where credit is due, Chuck that did a good job on that. He’s done a good job on this issue before. And so I think you should have them on and
shred them. So that’s a fine point of disagreement to
have. But your second point is a bit devastating. Because the mainstream media will say, what
am I gonna do? That’s the Republican Party, that’s half the
country. Not really, it’s now about 35 to 40% of the
country, but I gotta have them on there one of the major parties. I’m actually very open to that argument, I
agree with that. On the other hand, but you never had Andrew
Yang on, you never had progressives on. Progressives are arguably, just that wing
of the Democratic Party, according to polling, is larger than the entire Republican Party. I can show you a dozen polls, but do you have
any progressives on? I mean sometimes, because you’re forced to,
you’ll have Bernie Sanders on cuz he’s top two candidate, but even then it’s barely. But almost never have any progressives on
to say things that are true and rational, but yet you fill your airtime with these guys
who are now. I mean, John Kennedy used to be a person with
some degree of intellect as some degree of principle. Even though I disagreed with him on everything. Now he’s become the saddest little puppy dog.>>100%
>>for Donald Trump>>100%.>>But I have to add one other thing because
let’s be fair. It’s not just about Republicans, right before
that interview with Kennedy, he interviewed the Amy Klobuchar. And then Amy Klobuchar put out a bunch of
lies regarding what Medicare for all would actually do.>>That I guarantee you he didn’t challenge
her off.>>Right, so he did not, that’s my point,
that’s my point. Okay, so it’s frustrating because they know
everything is so predictable. He had Chuck Todd in response to Kennedy,
had that graphic ready to go? Because he already knew what Kennedy was gonna
say. They know what they’re doing. And the fact of the matter is, a lot of our
societal issues come from the fact that the media is not doing its job. They refuse to challenge certain lies and
then they platform people without challenging them when they’re enabling criminality most
of the time. In this case again, Chuck Todd did challenge
Kennedy. But how do we get to this point? How is it that so many Americans right now
believe the nonsense and the lies coming from the Republican party? It’s because the media consistently has failed
to do its job.>>Well, look, if they were doing their job,
and see this is where they would say, no way, we can never ever say this. They would say that the entire Republican
party is lying on this issue. There is no question. You don’t have to say they’re lying about
being pro life pro choice, that’s an opinion. But there are actual facts in the world. And when the Republican party lies in its
entirety on the issue of the server in Ukraine. And almost every other defense of Trump on
impeachment, they are actual provable lies. And it is your job to say yes, it is the entire
Republican party. And they would never say that, cuz they’d
be like, no, we would offend Republican viewers, we would offend Republican party. They wouldn’t give us access. Okay then, fine, just say, look, admit it. You should run a logo that says we do political
correctness on behalf of the Republican party. We don’t tell you the whole truth because
then we might lose access to Republicans. By the way, we also much worse when it comes
to the Democrats. We cover up three-quarters of the truth, so
we never tell you that Medicare for all actually provides you better insurance than private
insurance.>>Exactly.>>But it covers more, we never ever tell
you that. We never ever tell you that the current system
cost twice as much as any other country that has single payer. We never tell you that. In fact, we tell you the replacement, it would
be more expensive which is just a flat out lie. But we all say it and we platform all the
moderate Democrats, all 32 of them in the race.>>Mm-hm.>>And we never challenge them on any of that. And whenever there’s a progressive on, we
yell at them. Bernie Sanders, this is gonna cost too much
money, even though they’re totally wrong on that issue. So look, yes, the mainstream media has massive,
massive problems and how they’re covering politics. You should care about the facts and not about
your desperate need to appease mainstream Democrats and lying Republicans.