On NBC´s Meet The Press over the weekend, David Gregory was quite confrontational with the Vice President of the National Rifle Association over the organization´s idea of putting armed security guards in every school in America. But even as Gregory mocked the NRA for the idea, he seems to see nothing wrong with sending his own kids to a school that has armed security guards each school day. Introducing the NRA´s security guard proposal, Gregory confronted NRA VP Wayne LaPierre saying, "You blamed Hollywood and the gaming industry. But never once did you concede
It would be a good article to publish the names of the "Elites" in our society who send their kids to schools with armed security guarding them- I could put that listing together myself just on conjecture- but, that would not be very journo.
The condescending, rude and insulting Mr. Gregory is a prime example of why NBC Universal Media, LLC is now considered, by multitudes across the fruited plain, as an official enemy of "truth, justice and the American Way."
The ruling class does not have to follow the same rules as the great unwashed. So when we are trying to survive the mess this administration will be heaping on us they will go about their merry way because they are exempt.
NBC’s David Gregory, in response to the revelation that even his own children attend a school protected by armed guards, was seen to squirm, fidget and blush and heard to explain, “Ahumma Humma Humma…”
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Johnny Angle, 12/24/2012 11:02:51 AM (No. 9081930)
Gregory should be force placed into a place with armed guards.
Not only does the French speaking David Gregory send his kids to a private, guarded school, but HE has security every step of the way at his Network---try to walk into THAT building without various checks by guys with guns. Like so many of the high and mighty, or even the low (Roseanne Barr), THESE PEOPLE lived in a bubble and are clueless. Disgusting....and he believes every word he says, by the way.
We are becoming Moscow on the Potomac. Obama wants 2 classes in America, the ruling class, and the serfs. As the decline continues, the welfare class will probably starve to death, leaving the worker bees to keep the Ruling class in luxury.
What is surprising about a liberal demanding that others do as he says, not as he does. In every area of life, from schools for their children, to their own private residences, to their armed guards and personal firearms, to the vehicles they drive, to their private fortunes and (lack of) charitable contributions, to their condemnation of everyone else as being “racist”, sexist and homophobic etc., to their never ending accusation that everyone but themselves is a “hypocrite”, Liberals are a transparent as the emperor with no clothing.
No. 19, if I may add to your list, the ruling class should all be under the same Medicare and Social Security plan as the rest of us commoners. That could bring down the deficit quite a bit. And include the Labor Unions, particularly the government employees´ one.
#13 amen..exactly..the Republicans go on these shows and look like robots when all this stuff is thrown at them..I want to see some aggression.slap the snot out of them..take lessons from Col. Alan West.when they go on these shows..they should know the background of these anchors..etc..do they not have any staff to do opposition research..if they don´t know..just let us know..WE can help them...and we will do it for free!!!
You will do as I say because I am part of the state controlled media we talk out of both sides of out mouths. We say one thing with one breath and in another breath say something else. The stupid people of America prolly were glued to their idiot boxes agreeing with that poor excuse of a human being and were never told about this special person sending his child to a school with armed guards. It´s like the state controlled media does NOT care about the public schools protecting their students. His selfish concerns are about his children and no one else. Hey stupid American´s keep supporting n.b.c. and the rest of the state controlled media!! What a bunch of looooooossssseerrrrssss you stupid American´s are!!! Don´t like being called "stupid American´s" then STOP listening to the god forsaken state controlled media and don´t let them make fun of you for wanting to protecting your children and then turn around and keep it a secret that their children attend a school with armed guards while yours are in schools with no armed guards and are standing in harms way!! HYPOCRATES!!!
Too bad that the NRA did not do their homework, as if they did they could have literally blown Gregory away on national TV for everyone to see.
Once Gregory had mocked the NRA school security guard idea, LaPierre could have come back with the following facts, Gregory´s kids attend a high end private school in D.C., where the tuition is $33,000.00 per student per year, and that the school has up to eleven police officers who work at that school as security guards, armed no doubt, along with the fact that there is also a US Secret Service detail at that school as Obama´s two daughters also attend that school. Obviously Gregory, a liberal mouthpiece was pushing a big time double standard, and the NRA could have brought that fact to the nations attention.
That seems to be the typical mindset of so many on the left..."Do as I say, not as I do." It´s laughable and ridiculous. All these high and mighty people have the means to see they are well protected - whether in Hollywood or DC. We mere mortals have to rely on our various law enforcement agencies to come to our rescue when we are threatened. I guess we really aren´t important enough to possess the means to be able to protect ourselves in our own homes. What arrogant people they are.
I´ve given up hoping for a real moment on one of these shows. You know like when that Marine stood up and asked some liberal, lifer politician a question and the pol said that he actually had the right to school his kids. THANK YOU, the Marine spat back at him. I sure would love to see the punks in the anchor seat, mouth off to the wrong guy who would rightly jump down their throats. He would get a stand up cheer from Americans who used to work for a living.
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