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MSNBC’s Chuck Todd has apparently received a demotion as he’s being pushed to the network’s streaming service.
Some liberal media outlets are describing this move as a “shuffle down the line at MSNBC.”
Variety reports that the network is adding “new talent that leaped from the Biden White House.”
For example, Symone Sanders will begin a new program at MSNBC after serving as the spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris.
MSNBC is also reportedly hiring former White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
NBC demotes Chuck Todd, again.
Todd has become a misfit.https://t.co/aeZhFsNAvP
— OutKick (@Outkick) May 6, 2022
It doesn't matter to me why @chucktodd is moving to streaming during the week. It's a demotion. I'm very happy @NBCNews is doing this. I will be happier when Sundays are taken from him
— Honest Man (@SeekOnlyTruth) May 6, 2022
More on this story via Western Journal:
Writing about the change for Outkick, Bobby Burack said too many probing questions to the wrong people greased the skids for Todd to be moved.
“Todd is hardly conservative, but he does ask tough questions while interviewing Democratic politicians. Todd didn’t get the memo that doing so is no longer allowed. His Sunday morning counterpart George Stephanopoulos is following this rule dutifully on ABC,” he wrote.
“The tale of Todd should clear up why hosts at corporate media outlets have pivoted away from the center: the job security and recognition come only to those who take a long stroll to the left. Todd forgot to make that move,” he wrote.
“Chuck Todd isn’t left-wing enough for NBC News anymore, and he’s certainly not kooky enough for a daily program on MSNBC. MSNBC and its parent company NBC have sent a message that it’s the network of Joy Reid, Savannah Guthrie and Jen Psaki. Todd no longer fits,” he wrote.
Although many commentators saw the change as a demotion for Todd, NBC tried to put a happy spin on the change.