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David Gregory's MEET THE PRESS Moment.

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Time and time again, media figures fail to understand why the elite/establishment/mainstream media, collectively, is losing credibility-- and thus is losing readership/viewership.

David Gregory on this week's Meet the Press blathered a bit on the Plame/Wilson quasi-scandal, proving yet again just how out-of-touch he is (underlining mine):

MR. GREGORY: I do think that one--well, one point I disagree with Bill on is I agree that there should be a shield law, and this is an important conversation. But I think what has to accompany that is the debate we have within journalistic circles about when we promise confidentiality and whether it is to put a check on government or whether it is to be a vehicle for what may have been an egregious abuse of power here in smearing someone who's part of our national security apparatus, and I think journalists have to be very careful about this idea of confidentiality, and I'm a little bit troubled, and perhaps at the facts of this case, that there is not more of a national outcry on behalf of Judy Miller and on behalf of the facts of this case.

There's not more of a national outcry on behalf of Judy Miller, because Americans have no respect for Judy Miller. Americans have no respect for The New York Times. And Americans have no respect for the media as a whole. Indeed, "Journalist" is one of the least prestigious jobs in the country.

David Gregory, people don't like you, people don't trust your judgment, and people are fully aware that you and your colleagues constantly distort or misrepresent facts based on your ideological agenda. So, if we barely believe you when you report hard facts, why on earth would we believe your partisan preening, your faux outrage, your overbearing editorializing, and your hysterical rumor-mongering?

Let me get this straight. First, you want us to believe that there is some sort of "egregious abuse of power here in smearing someone who's part of our national security apparatus," yet you are dismayed by the lack of a grassroots campaign to "Free Judy!"

The networks still have enormous power and influence in setting the nation's agenda. But it's only a matter of time, as long as the self-important and hypocritical David Gregorys of the world populate the prominent network reporting positions, before Americans say "enough."

Posted by Will Franklin · 24 July 2005 03:46 PM

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I thought NBC was one of the 'news' orgs that filed the amicus brief saying that no crime had been committed?

Posted by: Conservative_D at July 24, 2005 04:03 PM

Hence the growth of blogs.

At least we bloggers don't pretend to be disinterested and neutral (heh at least I don't).

Posted by: Am I A Pundit Now? at July 24, 2005 06:46 PM

Gregory, like most MSM reporters and newsreaders, is a political pimp for the far left. His statements, as you have quoted, violate comon sense. They continue to believe that thier personal opinions are the absolute last word on all national issues. If they would simply report the news, as news reporters should do, they could begin to regain a small amount of the average american's confidence.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at July 24, 2005 07:31 PM

I feel some sympathy for Ms. Miller, partly because her book about the 20th century history of the Middle East, God Has Ninety-nine Names, was so engaging.

There's also a hilarious story about Col. Qadaffi making a pass at Ms. Miller.

Posted by: Ben Lange at July 25, 2005 12:51 PM

This is one of the worst kept secrets in journalism. Everyone knows David Gregory is a partisan hack and a shill for Howie Dean's latest talking points. The kind of mindless partisan crap that Gregory peddles belongs on The Huffington Post, not a network TV channel.

Posted by: Ted Kennedy Stole Granny's Old Douche Bag at July 25, 2005 02:26 PM

1. Great work, Will. Always on the point.

2. Read my post - "Iraqi Prime Minister Teaches Journalism to Spinball" where David Gregory has no clue about the basics of the journalism. I could not believe it when i was watching the TV program.

June 24, 2005 entry at
http://satire.myblogsite.com/blog


Its hillarious. A must read. You won't regret it.

Posted by: David at July 26, 2005 08:12 PM

1. Great work, Will. Always on the point.

2. Read my post - "Iraqi Prime Minister Teaches Journalism to Spinball" where David Gregory has no clue about the basics of the journalism. I could not believe it when i was watching the TV program.

June 24, 2005 entry at
http://satire.myblogsite.com/blog


Its hillarious. A must read.

Posted by: David at July 26, 2005 08:18 PM