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Channeling my fears about David Gregory

Mickey Kaus: “The secret of Gregory’s success seems to be that he always spouts the CW that his mainstream producers want to hear (and think their viewers want to hear too).”

As I said the other day, I’m willing to give Gregory a chance. Essentially, though, I’m looking for him to be something he’s never been before: gusty gutsy [heh, heh] and interesting.

And his welcome-aboard interview with Tom Brokaw on Sunday was almost nauseating.

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  1. Michael Pahre

    Ummmm… I beg to differ. The welcome-aboard interview failed to fall short of being nauseating.

  2. Cody

    DK,“…gusty and interesting.”or gutsy and interesting?I guess most of the network bloviators fall into the ‘gusty’ category so you’re right either way!:)

  3. Rob

    Agreed, Dan. This was the wrong choice.

  4. O'Reilly

    David Gregory is another right-leaning NBC (neocon?) pantywaist in same mold as Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw. GE can’t help going for the right of center statesmen-like bloviators. The best NBC staff reporter with the best political instincts and the least apparent bias is David Shuster. He would have been an excellent choice for MTP if the show were about substantive policy and political analysis. It’s really too bad the Clinton campaigned needed to play victim at the expense of Shuster’s reputation because he is, far and away, the best choice for MTP (That is if the show was about political news as opposed to celebrity.)Thank god the god-awful Brokaw has re-retired to Montana.

  5. O'Reilly

    When nags (decrepit horses) become infirm, compassionate owners put them down. Who at NBC would kindly do that for Andrea Mitchell?

  6. O'Reilly

    Shorter Gregory: “I depend on the kindness of collegues, (sniff), (sniff). Sir, do you have a hankerchief?Maudlin.

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