As NewsBusters reported, NBC announced Saturday that it will be airing a four-hour miniseries about Hillary Clinton.
Shortly after the announcement, NBC's chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd tweeted, "NBC News has nothing to do w/Clinton mini series":
Just want to get this out of the way now: NBC News has nothing to do w/Clinton mini series on NBC entertainment. So save your complaints— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 27, 2013
Can already imagine how either Clinton lovers or haters will assume some sort of NBC News involvement. Trust me, we have day jobs.— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) July 27, 2013
CNN's Jake Tapper gave his friend some support:
@chucktodd I went through this with ABC and The Path to 9/11. Good luck!!— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 27, 2013
Todd and his colleagues better get used to criticism concerning this, especially if it predictably turns out that NBC has created a four-hour puff piece specifically designed to present the former first lady in as favorable a light imaginable in order to assist her coronation.