MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd stood up to the New York Times obituary section on Tuesday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” ripping Douglas Martin’s treatment of director-actor Harold Ramis‘s passing.
“Can you imagine what Harold Ramis would say, that the New York Times called him an ‘alchemist’?!” Todd exclaimed incredulously.
“Only the New York Times can somehow make comedy less funny!” Todd skewered.
Joe Scarborough and the rest of the “Morning Joe” panelists burst into raucous laughter, as the normally stoic Todd went off in a tizzy.
“I mean, Ramis would absolutely be roaring about how the Times talked about him this morning!”
Ramis isn’t the only deceased subject that Martin has drawn flak about. Last year, Martin controversially opened acclaimed rocket scientist Yvonne Brill’s obituary off with “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children.”
The Wrap reached out to the New York Times for comment.
Watch Todd criticize the New York Times obituary below via MSNBC: