Sunday on Meet the Press, NBC News host Chuck Todd repeated the long-debunked falsehood that 17 intelligence agencies determined Russia hacked our election.
He made the claim while ranting about the importance of facts.
“When does opinion, when does opinion become fact?” Todd said while arrogantly lecturing Sen. John Kennedy after he raised the issue of Ukrainian meddling. “Does 17 intelligence services saying it, does every western intelligence ally saying Russia did this? I’m just sort of confused, at what point is it no longer an opinion for you?”
Sorry. No data so far.
“Former candidate Hillary Clinton made the claim in late May that all 17 intelligence agencies agreed ‘that the Russians ran an extensive information war against my campaign to influence voters in the election,'” The Daily Caller reported in 2017.
Though dozens of mass media outlets praised Todd for his unhinged rant, NewsBusters was the only outlet I could find which fact-checked his falsehood.
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