Chuck Todd Lambasts Political Pundits for Inaccurately Comparing Trump Probes to McCarthyism

  • The Wrap
NBC’s Chuck Todd has had it with politicians and commentators inaccurately comparing current events to McCarthyism and on Thursday’s “Meet the Press Daily,” he broke down why.

“Tonight, I’m obsessed with a term I’ve been hearing a lot, one that’s been bandied about without much honesty or care,” he said. Todd then rolled clips of political personalities including Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Harris Faulkner name-dropping Joe McCarthy in coverage of current events like the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

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“McCarthyism is an enduring legacy of Republican senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin,” Todd said. “He led a systematic campaign in the early ’50s, accusing people of being communist sympathizers, dragging them in front of cameras for unethical hearings that were merely political spectacles, accusing them
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