Jay Rosen brutally savages Chuck Todd, except that I’m not sure it’s right to call it brutal when it’s so correct and so called-for. Rosen obliterates Todd’s self-professed claims to a mere naïveté, labelling it instead “malpractice”, “willful blindness”, and “lack of imagination”. Look for Todd now to position himself as an expert on Republican disinformation (despite, as Rosen points out, using instead the non-synonymous term “misinformation”), and just as the press falls for the grift of people like Conway, Schmidt, and Wilson they will fall for—and reward—Todd’s new grift, too. Because that’s how this all works.

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