NBC, belligerent Savannah Guthrie shredded for ‘joke’ of a town hall, more like a ‘poorly disguised ambush’

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President Donald Trump’s town hall on NBC turned out to be more of a debate with “Today” anchor Savannah Guthrie, who was combative throughout the event as she asked one staged question after another.

Ridiculous questions like whether Trump denounces white supremacy — even though the president said unequivocally, for the umpteenth time, that he did, Guthrie came back to say, “It feels sometimes you’re hesitant to do so.”

 

Nearly a third of the hour-long event passed before the contentious moderator let the audience participate, not that it took that long for Fox News host Greg Gutfeld to slam the event.

Gutfeld tweeted: “this is a townhall? where is the town? its just Savannah badgering. what a joke.”

Another ridiculous question centered on QAnon, and when Trump replied that he did not know much about that, Guthrie fired back, “You do know!”

Offering a running commentary, Gutfeld ripped Guthrie for “embarrassing herself” by pushing through a list of talking points fed to her by network producers.

Guthrie frequently interrupted the president, who was seldom able to complete a thought without her interjecting.

Her disrespect for Trump was on full display for those watching.

Even worse than Guthrie shaming herself, Gutfeld said NBC was embarrassing itself.

Thirty minutes in, Gutfeld could take more, announcing that he was off to watch Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Turns out, there may have been some rhyme and reason behind Guthrie’s aggression, as New York Times media columnist Ben Smith responded to NBC staffers protesting the Trump town hall on their network to tweet earlier in the day: “Enormous pressure on NBC to now make this thing a nightmare for Trump.”

For the record, the president called it long before the event took place, tweeting several hours early that he was doing “a major Fake [NBC News] Town Hall Forum.”

Democratic nominee Joe Biden was holding a dueling event on ABC Thursday night, moderated by George Stephanopoulos, which is what prompted the protests against the NBC town hall.

Stunningly, the Democrat nominee was not asked a single question about the New York Post bombshell story about purported emails from his son Hunter Biden.

Mercedes Schlapp, senior advisor for the Trump campaign, responded to Gutfeld to compare the aura of that event to the children’s show Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.

But then, at this stage of the game, there’s no denying that there’s a pattern to these presidential events.

That pattern being the ties debate moderators have to the Democratic party, as Robby Starbuck outlined in a tweet:

Gutfeld was far from the only one panning the NBC town hall, as it was impossible to miss the difference between the two events.

Tom Tillison

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The longest-tenured writer at BizPac Review, Tom grew up in Maryland before moving to Central Florida as a young teen. It is in the Sunshine State that he honed both his passion for politics and his writing skills.
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