Governor swiftly fact-checks NBC’s Chuck Todd when he singles out Fox News for ‘intentionally lying’

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New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) quickly corrected NBC News anchor Chuck Todd on Sunday for singling out Fox News as a dishonest media outlet.

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Todd asked Sununu what Fox News needs to do to “regain some trust.”

The question was related to the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems filed against Fox News. Last month, Fox Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch acknowledged under oath that Fox News personalities endorsed then-President Donald Trump’s claims about the 2020 election.

Despite the development, Sununu promptly called out the dishonest framing of Todd’s question.

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“Oh, well, I don’t think it’s just Fox. I mean, I’ll put them in there, but all of media, all of television media, and everyone has to own a little bit of the lack of trust, the lack of accountability,” he responded.

“It’s okay to get something wrong in the news, but you’ve got to come back and own it,” the governor added. “And whether it’s Fox, or CNN, or MSBNC, or, you know, whatever, everyone just has to own it.”

Todd, however, defended his question. He accused Fox News of “intentionally lying to viewers,” saying the network’s actions “seemed to cross a line” and that it “wasn’t a mistake.”

But Sununu wasn’t buying it. He responded by pointing out other stories with which the mainstream media approached dishonestly.

“Look, I’m not defending anybody because I think you’re all in the same basket, I really do,” he told Todd.

“But I could go to CNN when they’re going to ignore the Hunter Biden laptop story. We could talk about the virus truly coming out of the lab in Wuhan, we could talk about a lot of different things,” he continued. “If you’re not owning that you misrepresented the story, whether it was intentional or not, everybody does it, and that’s the problem. America is losing faith in media, and you guys have a huge opportunity to regain that.”

Meet the Press full broadcast — March

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