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As ‘Meet the Press’ struggles in
the ratings, plenty of questions
for host David Gregory

Washington Post, by Paul Farhi

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 4/20/2014 10:17:28 PM

If “Meet the Press” moderator David Gregory were a guest on his own show, he knows the kinds of questions he’d be asked. Why have your ratings been falling? Is the show in trouble? Is your job in trouble? “I get it,” says Gregory, the face of the longest-running TV program in American history (founded: 1947). “Do I want to be number one in the ratings? Every week I want to be number one, and we fight like hell to get there. And it’s tough right now. It’s a fight.” He adds, “I’m not just trying to sell you — well, I am trying to sell you — but I’m not going to B.S. you, either. Yeah, it’s hard. I see what our challenges are.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/20/2014 10:26:44 PM     (No. 9818212)

I was planning on going to the World AIDs Conference, but since I watched Meet the Press I decided to skip it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Quigley, 4/20/2014 10:32:40 PM     (No. 9818218)

Press the Meat.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 4/20/2014 10:33:44 PM     (No. 9818219)

Being a shill for leftist dogma probably has something to do with it. How can you be No. 1 when you tick off half your audience with your own bias and unfairness?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dwa, 4/20/2014 10:35:38 PM     (No. 9818222)

Gregory is one of the most leftist politically biased "news" people there is and that is saying a lot. There is absolutely no reason to watch him since you know exactly what he is going to say depending on whether his guest is Rep or Dem. Total waste of time to watch him.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Barlyk, 4/20/2014 10:38:07 PM     (No. 9818223)

Why is Cokie still there

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 4/20/2014 10:44:20 PM     (No. 9818228)

Pssst - - David.

You´re not leftist enough. You´ve got to further hard left. Go whole-hog commie if you have to.

Yeah - - that´s the ticket.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 4justice, 4/20/2014 11:26:32 PM     (No. 9818262)

Cokie the commie is still alive?? She should have been buried 30 years ago. Gregory is a stupid leftist fool. Nobody wants to watch him. Sad that the networks are more interested in being propaganda tools than making money.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 4/21/2014 12:13:56 AM     (No. 9818278)

David Gregory is a detriment to healthy brain cells. He should come with a Surgeon General Warning. Just listening to him makes you dumber, and those that watch him aren´t all that bright to start with.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fritzilou, 4/21/2014 12:28:12 AM     (No. 9818279)

He might try to be an honest reporter....suggestion stop skewing liberal on every issue....evaluate carefully and tell the truth...do not cover up bad news for the left and degrade good news for the conservatives.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 4/21/2014 12:46:34 AM     (No. 9818287)

David, someone should have taken you aside long ago and told you.

You have B.O. Bias Overload.

It´s coming through the TV. You stink.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 4/21/2014 12:47:38 AM     (No. 9818288)

#3 nailed it!

When you start by writing off half your audience, don´t be surprised when your ratings drop like a stone.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: pensom2, 4/21/2014 1:29:50 AM     (No. 9818300)

Gregory has two problems:
1. Complete absence of credible objectivity.
2. Charisma deficit; i.e., phony gravitas.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jkcinsalem, 4/21/2014 2:17:23 AM     (No. 9818306)

His major problem is he looks like a monkey.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steveW, 4/21/2014 2:47:42 AM     (No. 9818313)

"How much does the DNC pay you guys?"
"Are you paid more to cover-up for Democrats or to lie for them, or do you consider that the same thing?"
"Exactly how much do you think Marx got right about income inequality - 100% or merely 90% ?"
"Do you remember the specific day in 2012 when your started coordinating anti-Romney talking points with the White House?"
"When you broadcast propaganda for the DNC and the advancement of socialism, what do you call it behind closed doors, as no one could possibly believe it is actual ´news reporting´?"

Answers, Mr. Gregory?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: brendacross, 4/21/2014 4:29:26 AM     (No. 9818329)

"The overall effect is that the program now bears only a vague resemblance to the one over which Russert presided. Whereas Russert would spend multiple segments grilling a single newsmaker, Gregory now barely goes more than six or seven minutes on any interview or topic."

There´s one problem right there, it´s Sunday morning audience wants to relax with a cup o´joe gregory´s bendix spring is wound too tight, save it for during the week.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/21/2014 6:31:09 AM     (No. 9818377)

There was a time when "Meet the Press" was the only political panel show on television. TV in those days consisted of three networks. My mother, a true political junkie, never missed the show. The makeup of the panel varied, but was headed by Lawrence Spivak. My mother was one of a small national audience, I´m sure, but she was devoted.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: kiwikit, 4/21/2014 6:42:45 AM     (No. 9818387)

My husband and I used to watch all the sunday politics shows but are now down to Fox only. Newstories tell us we´re missing only garbage.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/21/2014 6:59:36 AM     (No. 9818398)

His biggest challenge is how does a libtard stop being a moron.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: harper, 4/21/2014 12:08:15 PM     (No. 9818841)

His problem is that there are literally hundreds of identical leftist clones in the
LSM all pushing the same tripe and twaddle with little to identify each one besides looks.

Have a banana, David.

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