You Know It’s Bad When…

In a profile last October, CJR assistant editor Joel Meares wrote of MSNBC host Chuck Todd,

He is not only a constant presence on cable and network TV, but also a constant voice on MSNBC’s First Read blog and on Twitter, which he constantly surveys for news—“I think it’s the most powerful wire service ever invented,”—and is known to Tweet thirty times a day. It’s part of the job, said Todd. “I don’t ever feel like I stop reading-in. It used to be that you read-in in the morning and then you went through your day. Every time you think you cannot check in for a while, you miss something. I’m in a business where I’m not allowed to miss right now.”

All that is to say that you know the national conversation has gotten out of hand when Todd writes this on Twitter:

(Earlier in the day, he also wrote this.)

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Lauren Kirchner is a freelance writer covering digital security for CJR. Find her on Twitter at @lkirchner