12/09/2013 12:24 pm ET

Chuck Todd: Restrictions On White House Photographers 'A Version Of Propaganda' (VIDEO)

Chuck Todd accused the White House of a certain kind of "propaganda" in its attempt to deny photographers access to photograph the President.

"It is a version of propaganda," Todd said on Monday. "People hate that word and I'm not trying to say -- but that is what this can come across if taken too far."

Todd debated the option currently faced by news organizations to "stop using White House photographs" altogether, which he noted was an "internal debate" that MSNBC has reportedly had. There have been several protests in recent weeks by both photojournalists and news outlets like USA Today acting against the limited press access.

"What the press photographers that cover the White House regularly have noticed is that we have significantly less access to this president than previous presidents," Time magazine reporter and White House photographer Brooks Kraft told Todd. "And at the same time, there's been a very large increase in the number of photographs that they are releasing."

While independent photographers are increasingly barred from covering presidential events, only White House photographers who are "hired by the administration to make the President look good" have been allowed to take photographs, Associated Press photographer Charles Dharapak said.

Watch the video for the full clip on "Daily Rundown."

(h/t Politico)