Leftists and most liberals are no doubt pleased with NBC’s decision to name David Gregory the new Meet the Press moderator replacing the late Tim Russett.
But like many independents and conservatives, Tim Graham at Newsbusters is not pleased.
Graham explains - - -
As the baton passed to David Gregory at NBC's Meet the Press, NBC couldn't stop from shamelessly selling itself as a gift to America. On Monday's Today, Tom Brokaw exclaimed about filling the late Tim Russert's shoes: "It's a great legacy and he'll remain a presence of that, but Tim would be the first to say we were all temporary custodians of a national treasure."
How did David Gregory earn this new position? Most viewers know him largely as an arrogant question-yeller at Bush White House press conferences.
Take this exchange with Scott McClellan on the Plame leak probe on July 11, 2005: "This is ridiculous. The notion that you're going to stand before us after having commented with that level of detail and tell people watching this that somehow you decided not to talk. You've got a public record out there. Do you stand by your remarks from that podium, or not?...Why are you choosing when it's appropriate and when it's inappropriate [to comment]?"
McClellan replied: "If you'll let me finish," but Gregory insisted: "No, you're not finishing! You're not saying anything!"
Gregory is another journalist to rise through the ranks by bad-mouthing Republicans and defending the Democrats.
He lectured President Bush in a May 18, 2006 interview shown on MSNBC's Hardball: "In the most recent survey, your disapproval rating is now one point lower than Richard Nixon's before he resigned the presidency....Do you think it's possible that, like Nixon and Watergate, that the American people have rendered a final judgment of disapproval on you and your war in Iraq?" …
The rest of Graham’s excellent post’s here.
“Gregory is another journalist to rise thought the ranks by bad-mouthing Republicans and defending the Democrats.”
That sentence rings with truth.
Does anyone think Gregory would have gotten the Meet the Press moderator’s chair if he was known for repeatedly saying things like:
“Senator Obama. This is ridiculous. The notion that you're going to stand before us after commenting you never heard any of Rev. Wright’s racist and anti-American sermons and now tell people watching this that somehow you’ve decided not to talk anymore about Wright. You've got a public record of 20 years of attendance at his church out there....Why are you choosing when it's appropriate and when it's inappropriate [to comment]?"That's not the way NBC and most of MSM work.