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The week that was at the White House (David Gregory "blogs" his side of story)
MSNBC ^ | 2/17/06 | David Gregory

Posted on 02/18/2006 4:31:49 AM PST by frankjr

It's been a rough and tumble week in the White House press room over the Cheney hunting story. Many viewers have written me with praise and plenty of criticism about my questioning of press secretary Scott McClellan.

Let me say at the outset that I was wrong to lose my temper at Scott McClellan. I've worked well with Scott since we first met during the 2000 campaign. Monday, he suggested my aggressive questioning about the disclosure of the hunting accident was a stunt for the cameras. He said this during a morning OFF CAMERA briefing, which undercut his point. Furthermore, I considered it a cheap shot. I said, "Don't be a jerk to me personally, just answer the question." I regret saying that because it's never appropriate to speak that way and because it created a distraction from the issues at hand.

Putting that aside, I do not apologize for asking tough questions about this story. I'm in the business of getting information -- as much of it as possible....I have not made any judgments about the facts of this story as it pertains to what happened on the Armstrong ranch....Mr. Cheney, in my view, acted as if he had something to hide.

Yet the debate playing out in the blogosphere, cable airwaves and on talk radio pits the Vice President against an allegedly left-wing, overly cynical, prissy White House press corps in a tizzy because it wasn't the first to know and angry because it hates the President and Vice President anyway. This is nonsense....Have you Googled transcripts from the Clinton administration at the height of the Lewinsky scandal?

(Excerpt) Read more at dailynightly.msnbc.com ...


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By the way, here is one of Gregory's lies...he writes:

"Monday, he [McClellan] suggested my aggressive questioning about the disclosure of the hunting accident was a stunt for the cameras. He said this during a morning OFF CAMERA briefing, which undercut his point."

No, it didn't undercut Scott's point, because here is what Scott actually said:

"“David, hold on… the cameras aren't on right now,'' McClellan replied. "You can do this later.''"

So David, McClellan said hold your antics until the cameras were on...because Scott knew it was an off camera briefing.

Just a small example of where Gregory distorts the truth (i.e. lies) on even the smallest of points.

1 posted on 02/18/2006 4:31:52 AM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr

I was just going to point out that little lie by Gregory, but you did it so well that I don't need to.


2 posted on 02/18/2006 4:34:41 AM PST by Peach
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To: frankjr
That because it was a stunt for the camera. Dip Grandstander is just pissed because Scott called him on his petulant hissy fit
3 posted on 02/18/2006 4:34:45 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: frankjr
What's he going to do for an encore? Hold his breath till he turns blue?
4 posted on 02/18/2006 4:36:12 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: MNJohnnie

He knows he was ridiculous and now he's making excuses for himself. Sorry, Greg, you are still ridiculous.


5 posted on 02/18/2006 4:36:20 AM PST by tirednvirginia
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To: frankjr
Mr. Cheney, in my view, acted as if he had something to hide.

In my view, Mr. Gregory acted like a four year old.

He should apologize.

6 posted on 02/18/2006 4:37:22 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: frankjr

Asking the same question, stupid of not, over and over again because you did not like the original answer is not tough journalism, it is thick headed idiocy. When you ask the same question over and over, you are literally calling the person who gave you the answer, a liar. Gregory is a thick headed pompoused arse.


7 posted on 02/18/2006 4:37:42 AM PST by right right
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To: frankjr
Hey Dave!!!


9 posted on 02/18/2006 4:39:12 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Join the FR folding team!! http://vspx27.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=36120)
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To: MNJohnnie

David's comment that it "looked like Cheney had something to hide" says it all about this "journalist" (read democrat). He immediately put on his tin foil hat and looked for the worst, without giving any consideration to the victim in this story. Typical. David did great damage to the Washington "press corps" because his antics demonstrated yet again, that this group of arrogant, elite, self-absorbed individuals think they are the center of the universe. He was mad because the story was released to local media instead of the ever-self-important press corps.


10 posted on 02/18/2006 4:40:19 AM PST by Laverne
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To: Doctor Raoul

Yep. I mailed him a box of Pampers yesterday by Priority Mail. I wonder if he'll report THAT!


12 posted on 02/18/2006 4:42:15 AM PST by Unkosified (Patiently waiting for Ted Kennedy's manslaughter trial for 36 years now.)
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To: frankjr
Many viewers have written me with praise and plenty of criticism about my questioning of press secretary Scott McClellan.

Translation:

I received a couple of emails from DUers in praise of my snobbish attitude,

and

our server about crashed due to the overwhelming amount of negative mail I received.

(Otherwise, why would he be writing an article in his defense...ever heard of that happening from a WHPC guy before.)

13 posted on 02/18/2006 4:43:19 AM PST by dawn53
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To: frankjr

If I were chairing a meeting where one of the 'invited' participants called me a jerk, that person would be un-invited quite promptly.......


14 posted on 02/18/2006 4:44:10 AM PST by eeriegeno
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To: frankjr
Wonder if management pressured him to apologize for loosing his temper?

Would he answer that?

I'd like to ask him one of his Junior High Lunchroom questions, "Mister Gregory, what does the President of NBC News think about Tim Russert given your behavior?"

Gregory's theme in some questions was sort of, "What did Sally tell you about what Suzy said to her about me?" "Would Suzy like me if I liked her?"

Those things may be important, may be real in the make believe world of journalism, but hardly count when you're doing real work.

15 posted on 02/18/2006 4:46:07 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: frankjr

One more thing that shows his mindset...he compares Clinton's coverup of the Lewinsky scandal to Cheney's hunting accident....there is no comparison to be made.


16 posted on 02/18/2006 4:46:17 AM PST by dawn53
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To: tirednvirginia

I was calling him Dick Gregory too. Now was it a mistake or a subliminal comment?


18 posted on 02/18/2006 4:46:59 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Uhhuh35

I remember Clinton not having a press conference at all for about a year, and the press corps ceasing to ask any questions at all to the press secretary after about a week.


19 posted on 02/18/2006 4:47:23 AM PST by SampleMan
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To: frankjr

The guy has destroyed himself and done a LOT of damage to the "press". Everyone in the country is laughing at the WH press corps.


20 posted on 02/18/2006 4:49:19 AM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: frankjr

I can't wait for President Bush's next White House news conference to see how he snubs David Gregory. (if he is there)


21 posted on 02/18/2006 4:49:28 AM PST by G3
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To: frankjr
That sentence you highlighted should be shown to every journalist who claims there is no leftist agenda in the MSM.

They are so enclosed in their bubble that they no longer can see the contradictions.That is why they consider themselves moderates and unbiased.

22 posted on 02/18/2006 4:49:31 AM PST by carlr
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To: frankjr

David Gregory is best summed up as Whorealdo Light with a little bitchy Lawrence "Creepy Lying Liar" O'Donnell mixed in.


23 posted on 02/18/2006 4:50:00 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Bender2

You made me spill my orange juice! LOL.


24 posted on 02/18/2006 4:50:49 AM PST by kjo
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To: tirednvirginia

Dip Grandstander, have you looked at the state your industry is in? Despite a great economy your industry is rapidly going bankrupt. It is NOT going bankrupt because large number of people AGREE with your daily prissy fits of vastly overinflated ego. Grow up you twit. You acted like a petulant child and owe Scott McClellan and your fellow "Journalists" an abject apology for your complete inability to act with even a modicum of professionalism.


25 posted on 02/18/2006 4:51:06 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: frankjr

David's knickers are obviously STILL in a knot ... probably damp, too.


26 posted on 02/18/2006 4:52:25 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Democrats - The Party of abortion, atheism, sodomy & treason.)
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To: dawn53; Unkosified

It sure does sound like David's been catching a little flak about his behavior this week, doesn't it?

Pampers--I love it.


27 posted on 02/18/2006 4:53:37 AM PST by Grandma Pam
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To: frankjr
allegedly left-wing, over-cynical...

I may not be the first to suggest this, but somebody in DC dial 911 and get the girly-man a Waaaahmbulance.

d.o.l.

Criminal Number 18F

28 posted on 02/18/2006 4:53:58 AM PST by Criminal Number 18F
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To: frankjr
an allegedly left-wing, overly cynical, prissy White House press corps in a tizzy because it wasn't the first to know and angry because it hates the President and Vice President anyway

BINGO!

29 posted on 02/18/2006 4:54:09 AM PST by Huck (Roe/Kelo: You have a right to privacy IN your bedroom; you just don't have a right TO your bedroom.)
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To: Laverne
THe press, the libs, the DUmmies all have a fatal flaw in their thinking. If they can construct a motove, they consider that proof, regardless of the lack of evidence.

For example, Bush went to war because Sadam tried to kill his father. Revenge is a motive. But where's the evidence? Sadam's still alive. Can they at least point to something? Evidence for that motive could be a remark he made to someone that supports the revenge motive, orders to not take Sadam alive, assigning Sadam's capture to a secret unit....

That his bunker was targeted first and the timeline advanced to do so has other legit explainations, like decapitation of Iraq's leadership. An army without a headquarters can be bypassed.

Anyway, keep that in mind next time you read DU, Michael Moore or the others. They consider motive eqivalent to evidence.

30 posted on 02/18/2006 4:55:24 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: kjo
Well, better clean up that OJ before he knifes you...

Opps! Another edition is out...

Old Dick is taking care of business, ain't he!

31 posted on 02/18/2006 4:56:10 AM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

I was calling him Dick Gregory too. Now was it a mistake or a subliminal comment?

I think the more accurate phrase would be;

"David the DICK Gregory"


32 posted on 02/18/2006 4:56:35 AM PST by dearolddad
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To: MNJohnnie

I am really surprised the Chairman of GE hasn't ordered this guy CANNED for his sophomoric behavior.


33 posted on 02/18/2006 4:56:47 AM PST by Shady
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To: MNJohnnie

I am really surprised the Chairman of GE hasn't ordered this guy CANNED for his sophomoric behavior.


34 posted on 02/18/2006 4:56:48 AM PST by Shady
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To: Unkosified
...mailed him a box of Pampers yesterday by Priority Mail.

I'm going to the Dollar Store and mail him a baby rattle.

35 posted on 02/18/2006 4:57:43 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Unkosified
Think I'll mail it to the NBC News Booth at the White House.

That'll mean that the rest of the occupants of the bull pen will get to see his mail deliveries.

David Gregory
NBC News Booth
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington DC 20500

36 posted on 02/18/2006 5:02:58 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Doctor Raoul

What he needs is a binky (pacifier) - in pink!


37 posted on 02/18/2006 5:03:55 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Democrats - The Party of abortion, atheism, sodomy & treason.)
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To: McGavin999
The guy has destroyed himself and done a LOT of damage to the "press".

Well, to do much damage to destroy yourself, you really need to have credibility first, so the damage to the "press" will be minimal at best.

As for Gregory, Whoraldo found a gig at Fox with his breathless reporting. I guess Gregory can bounce back from his national embarrassment too.

Everyone in the country is laughing at the WH press corps.

Well, the good news is: the half of the country that is so clueless as to not to know who the VP is, now knows who Dick Cheney is.

A bad shot...............

38 posted on 02/18/2006 5:08:33 AM PST by Popman ("What I was doing wasn't living, it was dying. I really think God had better plans for me.")
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To: frankjr

At the risk of being banned by the mods, it needs to be said.

David Gregory is a flaming asshole.

There, it's said. Now, I feel much, much better.


39 posted on 02/18/2006 5:08:43 AM PST by Beckwith (The liberal press has picked sides ... and they have sided with the Islamofascists)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Dang, wish I'd thought of the dollar store. Those Pampers were expensive. I only sent him a few though. I'm sending the rest to CNN for their boo hooing over Brit getting the story with Cheney.

I think I'll go to the dollar store this weekend and stock up on baby stuff and mail it out to these morons every time they act like this. Well, not every time, I'd have to get a second job to afford that much stuff. LOL!


40 posted on 02/18/2006 5:12:20 AM PST by Unkosified (Patiently waiting for Ted Kennedy's manslaughter trial for 36 years now.)
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To: MissMagnolia
What he needs is a binky (pacifier) - in pink!

But binkies don't make noise as you walk down the aisle with an armload of packages.

41 posted on 02/18/2006 5:13:43 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Beckwith

The term to use in polite company is "Illuminated Anus"...


42 posted on 02/18/2006 5:15:11 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: Unkosified
Those things work. We sent "puff balls" to Blitzer and he gave some consideration to the other side of the story for a while and even used the term "puff ball question" on the air once.

You can't reason with them, but a rattle or a diaper is like a tazer to their ego.

43 posted on 02/18/2006 5:17:32 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COLD PINK: Frigid Womyn For Peace)
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To: frankjr
"Yet the debate playing out in the blogosphere, cable airwaves and on talk radio pits the Vice President against an allegedly left-wing, overly cynical, prissy White House press corps in a tizzy because it wasn't the first to know and angry because it hates the President and Vice President anyway. This is nonsense....Have you Googled transcripts from the Clinton administration at the height of the Lewinsky scandal?"

Yes, and your cynical, prissy, effeminate, mincing prattle was on full display then. As was your present penchant to run over to Imus the next day and titter about how catty you were.

Which has nothing to do with journalism.

44 posted on 02/18/2006 5:18:55 AM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: frankjr
David Gregory (NBC News) - wife Beth Wilkinson (former Clinton Administration attorney)
45 posted on 02/18/2006 5:22:31 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: frankjr
Gregory is a childish prick! Remember him trying to goad the President into apoligising for his "mistakes"?

I mean he asked him twice in the same news conference, and acted as if everybody in the world thought Bush made a mistake and he should apologise for it except for Bush.

David "Temper Tamtrum" Gregory. (TT)

46 posted on 02/18/2006 5:23:37 AM PST by sirchtruth (Words Mean Things...)
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To: frankjr

47 posted on 02/18/2006 5:24:34 AM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Then perhaps rattles are also in order for Arianna Huff 'n Puff, Alec Baldwin, Al Gore + a few others. We should make a list.
If enough of us send them to enough people, it should make the news somewhere along the way. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT YOU BABIES TO SHUT UP AND GET OVER IT! WE WON THE ELECTION, IRAQ WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, CHENEY WASN'T DRUNK, THE PREZ DOESN'T NEED YOUR APPROVAL TO WIRETAP. GET. OVER. IT.


48 posted on 02/18/2006 5:29:00 AM PST by Unkosified (Patiently waiting for Ted Kennedy's manslaughter trial for 36 years now.)
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To: frankjr

I see I arrived late for the Howdy (David) Doody party. Dang!


49 posted on 02/18/2006 5:31:47 AM PST by dmw
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To: frankjr
He said this during a morning OFF CAMERA briefing, which undercutscores his point.

Personally, I think it was all just a plot by Rove to make the press look like idiots.

Hey, Dick! Shoot one of your friends so we can goad the Washington press into acting like whiny babies.

Sure, Karl. Will do.

50 posted on 02/18/2006 5:34:09 AM PST by Samwise
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