Laura Ingraham Slams Chuck Todd for ‘Lecturing Fox’ Amid Scrutiny Into NBC Over Weinstein


Laura Ingraham tonight criticized Chuck Todd for writing about how Fox News has helped gin up distrust against the press.

Todd wrote in The Atlantic about how the press needs to start fighting back, calling out Fox in particular:

The American press corps finds itself on the ropes because it allowed a nearly 50-year campaign of attacks inspired by the chair of Fox News to go unanswered…

The idea that our work will speak for itself is hopelessly naive. Fox, Limbaugh, and the rest of the Trump echo chamber have proved that.

Ingraham tonight said, “So let me get this straight. While NBC is embroiled in multiple scandals, including completely blowing it on the Weinstein sexual assault story, Chuck Todd is telling Fox and others how to handle its business? Nice try.”

“They see that Fox, most nights, most of the time, is blowing the other networks out in the ratings,” she added. “Not always, but we do pretty well. Instead of having an actual debate on the issues, it’s ‘Trump’s bad, Fox is bad, Fox hosts are bad.'”

After NBC News put out a memo defending their decision not to proceed with Ronan Farrow‘s reporting, Farrow himself said in a statement their memo “contains numerous false or misleading statements.”

Ingraham read his full statement and said, “So covering up, it looks like, for a pal of the network or a pal of the executives, and now lecturing Fox? Get out of town.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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