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Happy Lendervedder
12-02-2008, 12:33 PM
NBC News is expected to announce David Gregory as the next host of Meet the Press: (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16119.html)

NBC News plans to name David Gregory as moderator of “Meet the Press,” infusing one of television’s most prized franchises with a sharp edge leavened by a youthful style and versatility, according to network executives.

Gregory, 38, celebrated his 30th birthday — complete with cake — aboard George W. Bush’s presidential campaign plane, the assignment that solidified his stature as a network rising star.


Which leads me to: David Gregory is only 38?!? I thought he was in his 50s! Did he spend time in a Turkish prison? Spend his teenage years living on the streets fighting a heroin addiction? Witness his entire family slaughtered and eaten by a laser-beam wielding serial killer?

foolsguinea
12-02-2008, 02:08 PM
Huh. I come from a family that tends to gray somewhat early, & I spend a lot of time outside--& he still doesn't look that close to my age. David Gregory has looked craggy for a long time, & I don't quite think he's really only 38. But he could have a condition, I guess. Maybe his liver went wonky in his teens & he smokes 17 packs a day?

Liberal
12-02-2008, 02:22 PM
He was a California surfer boy before he met and married his sugar mama, a powerful Washington attorney.

Sateryn76
12-02-2008, 02:25 PM
This is so bad of me...

My husband and I refer to him as "Dog Boy"

As in "Did you see that question that Dog Boy asked?"

tds1273
12-02-2008, 06:31 PM
Did he spend time in a Turkish prison? Spend his teenage years living on the streets fighting a heroin addiction? Witness his entire family slaughtered and eaten by a laser-beam wielding serial killer?

Worse- he dances with Karl Rove.

Ugh, I do not look forward to MC Rove's flygirl every Sunday morning. He does(minimumly) his job one time at a presser and ask Bush a follow up question(not an entirely tough one either), and we are suppose to buy that he is some tough, no nonsense journalist? Please; he is a tool(damn near literally) of the highest order.

Not that Brokaw was a whole lot better. Tom Brokaw(and Brit Hume ftm) remind me of an old portable tape player when the batteries are just about done.

Is it too much to ask that Rachel Maddow do two shows? Well it maybe obvious that she has liberal leanings, she is undoubtedly fair and even toned in her reporting. She is just as, if not sometimes tougher, on the Dems as she is with the Reps, but at least she doesn't dance and eat cake with the worst people in this Administration all while pretending to be unbiased.

/sorry for the rant.

pseudotriton ruber ruber
12-02-2008, 07:59 PM
This is so bad of me...

My husband and I refer to him as "Dog Boy"

As in "Did you see that question that Dog Boy asked?"

He's Monkeyface around my house.

Physically. Professionally, he's a shitface. He talks bullshit to power. That's what Russert was so good at, catching everyone--Dems, Pubs--on their evasions, lies, inconsistencies.

pepperlandgirl
12-02-2008, 08:38 PM
He's Monkeyface in our house, too. Does anybody, anywhere take David Gregory seriously? Why is NBC News so smitten with him?

Why didn't they give the job to Chuck Todd? Chuck Todd is awesome. He was the highlight of the election coverage for me.

Frostillicus
12-02-2008, 10:01 PM
Worse- he dances with Karl Rove.



This in itself should have forever shamed Mr. Gregory into joining a Trappist monestary or something.

Watch, and prepare to hurl:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdvHwtRdg_I

FriarTed
12-03-2008, 08:13 AM
The best interviewer who had been on MSNBC as far as confronted politicians on BS-

Don Imus.

Seriously.

Alas, there is other baggage.



But Rachel Maddow? God. Might as well have her & Olbermann 69ing each other.

eenerms
12-03-2008, 08:31 AM
But Rachel Maddow? God. Might as well have her & Olbermann 69ing each other.
:eek::eek:

The Understander
12-03-2008, 12:20 PM
The best interviewer who had been on MSNBC as far as confronted politicians on BS-

Don Imus.

Seriously.

Alas, there is other baggage.



But Rachel Maddow? God. Might as well have her & Olbermann 69ing each other.

I'd watch that!

What a way to start a Sunday!

Meanwhile, I strongly dislike this choice. I hope Mr. Gregory proves me wrong, but until this point my impression of him has been that he is in the pocket of the right. If the 'MC Rove' isn't enough to convince, look in the Wayback Machine at his performance during the Race to the White House show on MSNBC. He does a very poor job at disguising his leanings, IMO.

wolfman
12-03-2008, 12:39 PM
:smack:

David Gregory is not Dick Gregory. I was thinking it was very interesting choice.

Ferret Herder
12-03-2008, 01:19 PM
But Rachel Maddow? God. Might as well have her & Olbermann 69ing each other.
Have you listened to her since the day after the election or so? I mean, the whole run up to the election was a lot of barely-contained hope, but since then she's been criticizing Pres.-Elect Obama for his picks and asking her guests if they can talk her down from her concerns.

ShibbOleth
12-03-2008, 01:27 PM
I think Campbell Brown might be a better choice.

Moirai
12-03-2008, 04:44 PM
:smack:

David Gregory is not Dick Gregory. I was thinking it was very interesting choice.

Okay, now THAT would have been awesome!!!

:cool:

foolsguinea
12-07-2008, 12:19 AM
Actually, I found another picture where I can buy him being in his late thirties. His face just has a lot of superficial damage, probably from the sun.

Sam Stone
12-07-2008, 02:53 AM
John King would have been a good choice. But personally, I think they should have used the opportunity to go back to the old format, a panel show where politicians sit down and are questioned by a revolving panel of journalists and pundits.

I would love to see the President questioned by George Will, and I'll bet some of you would love to see Republican politicians questioned by someone like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow.

It'd be great fun, and you might actually make a politician uncomfortable on occasion. That has to be a good thing.

Spoke
12-07-2008, 12:20 PM
I was hoping for Andrea Mitchell. She tends to ask more probing questions.

Moirai
12-07-2008, 01:10 PM
Me, too.

Shayna
12-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Why didn't they give the job to Chuck Todd? Chuck Todd is awesome. He was the highlight of the election coverage for me. Chuck Todd would've rocked! Hey, we got Rachel her own show with a massive letter-writing campaign, maybe we can do the same for Chuck??

descamisado
12-07-2008, 04:39 PM
I've gotten a few politicial picks right lately.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showpost.php?p=9933292&postcount=13.

Maybe I should play the 170+ million mega lottery.

Fiddle Peghead
12-07-2008, 10:31 PM
David Gregory is no better or no worse than any hack journalist they could have picked. Oh, sure, he'll ask the tough question or two, and try to talk tough, he might even follow up once in a while, but never enough to get at the truth. No gain in pissing off the guests. It's all about access, and if you are too tough on someone, they will just not come on the show again.

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