Life, Liberty & Levin is everything Meet the Press once was.
In 2007, a brilliant moderator named Tim Russert hosted the important Sunday news program called Meet the Press (MTP). Then, 12 years ago, MTP attracted 821,000 viewers aged 25 to 54.
But the days of bipartisan comity and friendly debate ended with the unfortunate passing of Russert in 2008. After several false starts (does the name David Gregory ring a bell?), Chuck Todd was named the host in 2014.
Unfortunately, Todd turned out to be a disastrous choice. Todd’s extreme partisanship is perhaps guided by his wife (Kristian Denny Todd), who openly runs a Democrat propaganda operation. The firm provides “direct mail and consulting services for Democratic candidates and progressive causes.”
But Todd himself appears to be nothing less than a Democrat activist. While in college, Todd worked for the radical Marxist Tom Harkin (D-IA) who, in many respects, foreshadowed today’s far left 2020 Democrat candidates. Put simply, he was Bernie Sanders version 0.1.
Back to audience. In the coveted 25-54 age bracket, MTP recently attracted 688,000 viewers.
I’ll make a prediction here and now: Todd’s recent treatment of Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) -- when the MTP host actually shouted the Senator down -- was a disgrace. An embarrassing disgrace. When Johnson raised his firsthand knowledge -- not hearsay -- of Trump’s conversation with Ukraine’s president, Todd yelled at him about a “Fox News conspiracy.”
After seeing this debacle, author and radio host Mark Levin offered Sen. Johnson a coveted, one-hour slot on his Sunday night show to explain his firsthand experience dealing with President Trump and the President of Ukraine.
As an aside, Life, Liberty & Levin airs each Sunday at 10pm Eastern and attracts more than 2 million viewers each show.
Life, Liberty & Levin is everything Meet the Press once was. Chuck Todd is a nakedly partisan moderator -- he actually bans scientists from his show if they disagree with the Communist-inspired Green New Deal -- and a man who has no business anywhere near a real news operation.
Mark Levin, on the other hand, asks his guests open, not leading, questions. They articulate honest views in a unique, hour-long format.
In other words, Levin's show is what Meet the Press once was, long ago.
Hat tip: BadBlue News: my replacement for Drudge.