Is Chuck Todd Subtweeting His NBC Colleague Joe Scarborough?


chuck toddOne thing will always be true: When drama comes down the TL, it doesn’t matter if it’s from two people hashing out petty relationship problems or from major figures in American politics because followers will stop, stare, and start asking questions no matter what.

We learned that last night when MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough battled with CBS’s former campaign trail workhorse Sopan Deb on Twitter. All eyes were on their accounts as they disputed the facts surrounding reports that Scarborough had attended President-elect Donald Trump‘s lavish New Year’s Eve party.

Political observers wondered what it all meant, in what capacity he had really gone to the party, and whether the feud would turn into something long-lasting. Then, Chuck Todd started tweeting this afternoon and the focus shifted to him. Could he possibly be subtweeting Scarborough and Deb or are these observations about the role of journalists just coming at a very coincidental time?

Before tweeting a link to Disney’s catchy, ubiquitous ode to moving on, “Let It Go,’ he retweeted this:

With references to “shiny metal object [stories] for Twitter to obsess over” and advice for journalists to keep themselves out of the headlines, his tweets certainly read like they’re directed at the pair. Since he didn’t name them, we may never really know but someone seems to think that the tweets are in response to last night’s big battle…

If Todd’s tweets weren’t about Scarborough and Deb, the morning show host doth protest too much, wethinks.

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