Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race Is a ‘Fight Between Mob Families’

The “Morning Joe” panel exploded in shock after Todd’s remark

'I Think You Made Another Ad': Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families' (NewsBusters)

Did Chuck Todd just do it again?  His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign.  On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race.

Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as  "a fight between mob families."  That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator.  And at the end of the segment, Mika told Todd: "I think you might have made another ad!"  Retorted Todd: "I'll never come on the show again."

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