NBC's Chuck Todd Flips The Bird On Live National TV

Was someone asleep at the switch of Morning Joe's vaunted seven-second delay?

On Morning Joe today, Chuck Todd was seen flipping the bird as the show went to break and he waited to come onto the set. Hat tip reader Ray R.  In defense of the NBC political director, he might well have been operating under the assumption that his off-set antics would not be televised.  Screengrab and video after the jump.

Will there be repercussions for Todd?  Stay tuned.


Todd tweets: "The camera is always on. A lesson some of us never learn. My apologies. Am personally embarrassed. Was a joke with someone on other side."

Fair enough.  But by "someone on other side," did Todd mean . . . a Republican? ;-)

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.