I always thought Chuck Todd was perfectly named. "Tod" means "death," and sleazy hackwork like his means the death of professional journalism. As Charles Pierce observed, this is how the manure gets spread.
For the record, one of the primary duties of a professional journalist is to RESEARCH and CORRECT factual misinformation, not merely to REPEAT it.
Poor, poor Chuck. We criticized him just because he was honest enough to admit that he is not actually a professional journalist, but a kind of stenographer-hack, and now we’ve hurt his fee-fees.