Every so often Chuck Todd surprises us with solid journalism. I don't think it is that he stumbles on it but that when the subject goes far out of the rails, it triggers his inner journalist. He showed this side on MTP Daily today.
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"What penalty did Republicans pay," Chuck Todd asked. "For never letting go emails and Benghazi and every sort of bizarre Clinton conspiracy."
"Politically," panelist replied. "Zero."
"So why do we assume Democrats get penalized for this," Chuck Todd continued. "I don't know. Maybe you're right. But Republicans have never been penalized for what they did for six years putting themselves in their own weird box."
Earlier he made the most prescient statement.
"The challenge facing Democrats and yes some of us in the press too is that the Barr summary has made easy for people to dismiss all of those questions as sour grapes," Chuck said. "But they shouldn't be dismissed, and we as journalists have to ask them. The partisans can do what they do, and we do what we do."
While it may be true that the media expended too much energy on Russia, it must not detract from further investigations. Likewise, Democrats do not need to fear to maintain them alive as long as they walk and chew gum at the same time. They do not need to hyperventilate on investigations in a manner that snuff out poor-and-middle-class-centric issues which they should cover in much more detail.