Chuck Todd: GOP Candidates Launched ‘Premeditated Attack’ Against Debate Moderators


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<p>Despite the incredibly biased performance of the moderators of CNBC&rsquo;s Republican presidential debate, on Thursday&rsquo;s NBC <em>Today</em>, <em>Meet the Press</em> moderator Chuck Todd portrayed his business network colleagues as victims of a GOP plot:<strong> &ldquo;Look, in many ways this was a premeditated attack. There had been some leaked ideas that, you know, beforehand, they were going to go after the moderators and say, &lsquo;Hey, the Democrats didn&#39;t get questions like this,&rsquo; and they determined this before the debate even started.&rdquo;</strong></p>

<p>Todd made that accusation in response to co-host Savannah Guthrie observing: &ldquo;...the media was the opponent not on the stage right with them but, clearly, a big part of this debate. Fairly or unfairly, this is a winning strategy for candidates.&rdquo;</p>

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