Todd Suggests Israel ‘Targeted’ Press, Not Hamas With Tower Bombing

Nicholas Fondacaro | May 16, 2021
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NBC political director Chuck Todd kicked off Sunday’s Meet the Press with a truly disgusting display of dishonesty and gaslighting. When it came to reporting on how Israel bombed a building on Saturday that housed a Hamas intelligence center along with multiple media outlets that were using as human shields, Todd completely ignored the Hamas element and suggested Israel was targeting the media. He also didn’t admit that Israel had warned the news outlets and everyone in the building was evacuated.

“But we’re going to begin with the fighting between Israel and Hamas. One day after the Israelis targeted and demolished a building in Gaza housing international news organizations,” Todd claimed at the top of the broadcast.

Meanwhile, on CBS’s Face the Nation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was explaining “the intelligence” they had about the building. “It’s about Palestinian terrorists, an intelligence office for the Palestinian terrorist organization housed in that building that plots and organizes the terror attacks against Israeli civilians. So, it is a perfectly legitimate target,” he said.