Like his former and still-adored boss Donald Trump, Steve Bannon is an inveterate liar. His latest lie is in claiming that Chuck Todd admitted there was an “orchestrated” attempt by the media to undermine Roy Moore with false underage sex allegations. But Todd was talking about Republican politicians, not the media.
“Even Chuck Todd, the swampiest creature of swamp creatures, he walked through it yesterday on ‘Meet the Press,'” Bannon said Monday on the “Breitbart News Daily” SiriusXM radio show. “He said it felt completely orchestrated.”One problem: That’s not really what Todd said.
Todd’s “orchestrated” assessment referred to the way Capitol Hill Republicans responded, almost in unison, to The Washington Post’s report that four women claim Moore inappropriately touched, kissed or tried to date them when they were teens and he was in his 30s.
“Mitch McConnell, the way he’s been — this clearly felt almost orchestrated,” Todd said. “The minute, within an hour, this came out, many of the McConnell allies came out and said, ‘He’s got to go.’ Sounds like Mitch McConnell has decided it’s worse if Roy Moore wins.”
Bannon encouraged Breitbart editor Alex Marlow to play the audio clip of Todd’s statement, carefully edited of course, repeatedly on the Breitbart Daily radio show. Because he knows his audience will accept the lie at face value and not bother to look at the context.