Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reprimanded MSNBC’s Chuck Todd — and indeed, journalism in general — for being too interested in treating Republicans fairly, claiming reporters “won’t call things the way they actually exist.”

Todd sat down with the Nevada senator on Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion. At one point, the reporter asked Reid about the lack of bills or other activity emanating from the U.S. Senate.

Reid blamed recalcitrant Senate Republicans for holding up bills in committee. “You don’t believe Democrats play any role in this?” Todd asked. “It feels like a tit-for-tat game,” the reporter added, explaining that Democratic leadership has sometimes made it difficult for Republicans to amend bills important to them.