MSNBC host Chuck Todd criticized other cable-news channels for their failure to have “a mature discussion” on race in the United State following the Zimmerman verdict, unlike his own network.
Todd said that having watched the coverage since the verdict, he realizes “that not all parts of cable television — and I’m not referring to our channel — all parts of the political discussion hasn’t been very mature on this topic.”
“Some portions of cable news try to use an incident like this in the wrong ways,” he added.
Todd shared that one of President Obama’s frustrations has been the media’s inability to discuss race. “I think this was a case of the president saying, ‘Hey, let me try to lift it up,’” he said.