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David Gregory, Unplugged (Gregory afraid to be interviewed about his tantrums)
Hugh Hewitt ^ | 2/18/06 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 02/18/2006 10:35:53 AM PST by frankjr

" [T]he 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. "

That's exactly right. And it comes from NBC's David Gregory.

Gregory goes on to announce that this description is "nonsense," but of course Gregory has not allowed himself to be questioned outside of his network. He doesn't return calls and he won't make himself available for questions about what appears to be his deep seated hostility for the vice president and the Administration.

A professional would have calmly assenbled the facts and asked specific questions from McClellan. Gregory's overheated demands to know the president's "feelings" about the incident revealed a great deal about Gregory's bias and his talents. Soxblog suggested in his 2/15 post that those who know Gregory say he is wrongly judged on his meltdown this week, but unless and until Gregory is as willing to answer questions as he is to pose them, we can assume that what we saw is what he is.

Gregory is now caught up in controversy and he's both stonewalling and trying to change the subject.


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Poor little Davey refuses to face the media himself. What a tough guy.

Feel free to leave a comment for Gregory on his blog.

1 posted on 02/18/2006 10:35:55 AM PST by frankjr
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To: frankjr

FYI


2 posted on 02/18/2006 10:38:31 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never trust Democrats with national security.)
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To: frankjr

Poor widdle Davey. Afraid to come out and play?


3 posted on 02/18/2006 10:42:26 AM PST by butternut_squash_bisque (Borders, Language, Culture™)
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To: frankjr

I have e-mailed NBC three times this week to fire him.
He is obviously thinks he is more important than the Administration. His lack of respect for the Office of the President is over the top. I would revoke his Press Pass in a microsecond.


4 posted on 02/18/2006 10:42:46 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: frankjr

Right thows a self important pompous grandinging play then run around crying "It's not about me" What a complete loser is Dip Grandstander


5 posted on 02/18/2006 10:43:21 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Close the UN, Keep Gitmo!")
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To: frankjr
Ever since I first saw this guy, I've called him Monkey Man:


6 posted on 02/18/2006 10:43:51 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: frankjr


He will never again be taken seriously and that is GOOD.

Drama queen and a nasty one at that.


7 posted on 02/18/2006 10:44:18 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: golfisnr1

"I have e-mailed NBC three times this week to fire him."

Pls post the addy so we all can join the chorus, g.


8 posted on 02/18/2006 10:44:55 AM PST by butternut_squash_bisque (Borders, Language, Culture™)
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To: frankjr

I read the "I was just doing my job" article by that whiner Gregory, followed by readers' comments, most of which were fawning over him: "Oh, you're the greatest journalist EVER!" "Oh, you just have to keep asking these hard questions or we'll never know ANYTHING!" "Oh, you're just wonderful!" Clearly, a case of Stupid and his fans, Stupider.


9 posted on 02/18/2006 10:45:09 AM PST by hsalaw
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To: frankjr
David Gregory, prissy water cooler journalist.

10 posted on 02/18/2006 10:45:55 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: frankjr

Gregory is such a...... (well you know)...


11 posted on 02/18/2006 10:46:43 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: Hank Rearden


Close. We've always called him Ape Face here at home...lol.


12 posted on 02/18/2006 10:47:40 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: hosepipe

pussy?


13 posted on 02/18/2006 10:47:56 AM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: frankjr
WE DESERVE ANSWERS!

WHY WON'T HE FACE US?

14 posted on 02/18/2006 10:49:28 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr
He's been hiding for more than 48 hours.

It's not the tantrum, it's the cover up.

15 posted on 02/18/2006 10:50:55 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr

This is hilarious. We won't see him interviewed by anyone on the matter either.


16 posted on 02/18/2006 10:50:57 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I was taken aback by his arrogance, and I find it illuminating that Mr. Gregory has no sense of himself or is peer group. MSM's fate seems intertwined with that of the Democratic Party, and that is to say it is in a tailspin. My only hope is that they both do some soulsearching whether by critical reflective aknowledgement of thier tepid state or merely a market response to become relevant again.


17 posted on 02/18/2006 10:52:30 AM PST by ThePoliticalDookie
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To: Hank Rearden

"For NBC news, I'm a Tucker Carlson wannabe"

18 posted on 02/18/2006 10:52:46 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr

It's not the tantrum, it's the cover up.


19 posted on 02/18/2006 10:53:50 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr

If NBC ever did fire him, he'd be hired quickly at CNN...


20 posted on 02/18/2006 10:55:39 AM PST by D-Chivas
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To: golfisnr1

Its not his lack of respect for the Office of President. Its his contempt for Bush and all things Republican that got him into this. His is intellectual elitism at its finest as the rest of us are just dumb schmucks.


21 posted on 02/18/2006 10:56:18 AM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: ThePoliticalDookie
It's like the Washington Post reporter not wanting to be interviewed by his own paper, for fear he'de get screwed.

Does NBC news ever give anyone a fair shake?

22 posted on 02/18/2006 10:56:19 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr
NBC News

It's real news.

Isn't it?

24 posted on 02/18/2006 10:57:51 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr

"He doesn't return calls and he won't make himself available for questions..."

How dare this be said about Vice President Chaney...oops, sorry, this is about David Gregory. Hmmmmm!


25 posted on 02/18/2006 10:58:10 AM PST by bcsco ("He who is wedded to the spirit of the age is soon a widower" - Anonymous)
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To: frankjr
He doesn't return calls and he won't make himself available for questions about what appears to be his deep seated hostility for the vice president and the Administration.

He won't allow himself to be interviewed for fear of admitting that instead of reporting the news, he has become the news.
26 posted on 02/18/2006 10:58:30 AM PST by adorno
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To: willstayfree

David's favorite Olympic athlete mailed in his final skate.


27 posted on 02/18/2006 10:58:53 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: frankjr

On the Crissy Mathews show yesterday DG took a clip from President Bush's speech and inferred he was talking about the VP. It was completely out of context.

What a POS!


28 posted on 02/18/2006 10:59:40 AM PST by Balata
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To: D-Chivas
Re: he'd be hired quickly at CNN...

CNN already has a premature-grey-haired poser, but I forget his name.

29 posted on 02/18/2006 10:59:43 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: frankjr
I would like to ask Gregory if he has ever heard of the Peter Principle.
30 posted on 02/18/2006 11:04:20 AM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia)
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To: GW and Twins Pawpaw
Its his contempt for Bush and all things Republican that got him into this.

They have a history.

Cyber Alert.

31 posted on 02/18/2006 11:05:28 AM PST by Stentor
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To: ChadGore
Journalists should report the news, not make the news. But, when they do. like Gregory, they should be ready to face the press because suddenly they are news makers.
32 posted on 02/18/2006 11:06:00 AM PST by BW2221
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To: frankjr
I heard him the morning he melted down on Imus when kidded about his question in french to Bush and Chirac at a press conference.

A press secretary with a taste for blood sport could have him chewing the carpet and howling on camera inside a week.

So9

33 posted on 02/18/2006 11:06:23 AM PST by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

Nightly@NBC.com


34 posted on 02/18/2006 11:06:30 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches, hard to get rid of.>)
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To: frankjr

From Gregory's blog: "I see myself as a proxy for the public that has raised questions about what happened and why the Vice President did not immediately disclose it."

Translated: He means he is only going to print what reflects the view of the dimocrat party and his personal view of what that "view" should be.


35 posted on 02/18/2006 11:08:02 AM PST by miele man
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To: frankjr
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By attempting to destroy our great president, David has destroyed himself. Cf. Dan Rather.
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36 posted on 02/18/2006 11:08:51 AM PST by Jackie
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To: Stentor

Weel, he is loathe to admit that Bush is the elected leader of the Free World and this happens when the reporter wants to be the star of the show instead of simply reporting the facts as he knows them as a news story.


37 posted on 02/18/2006 11:10:51 AM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: frankjr

There are NO facts that justify Gregory's tantrum.


38 posted on 02/18/2006 11:14:08 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: onyx

He does look like he escaped from the set of The Planet of the Apes.


39 posted on 02/18/2006 11:15:17 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: frankjr


Which one are you taking David ?
40 posted on 02/18/2006 11:16:09 AM PST by John Lenin (Rehab is for quitters)
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To: frankjr
I went to his blog, told him it must sting being spanked by Brit Hume, and he should put some ice on it, it wouldn't post.
In fact nothing posts dated today...lol
41 posted on 02/18/2006 11:19:33 AM PST by Beagle8U (An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
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To: frankjr
Soxblog suggested in his 2/15 post that those who know Gregory say he is wrongly judged on his meltdown this week,

Fiddlesticks. When I used to listen to Imus in the Morning there was more than sufficent revelation of Gregory's character: he is the son of a Broadway producer who is a fairly good impersonator and a very shallow mind. He is a silly foolish boy --aeterna puer--type who is catty and feminine. This last part was revealed to the nation this past week as he "made it about himself" and his sense of personal deprivation. He is of no interest, really, other than the fact that he happens to be of the type that the networks like to groom for advancemet due a a certain telegenic quality. That means that he might appeal to TV consumers because he is so shallow and boyish.

42 posted on 02/18/2006 11:22:40 AM PST by ontos-on
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To: golfisnr1

If I remember correctly, Ronald Regan had Peter Jennings tossed out of press conferences.


43 posted on 02/18/2006 11:23:15 AM PST by skimask (The United States Marine Corps is, quite frankly, the finest fighting force on God's earth.)
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To: OldFriend


LOL -- I went to his blog to read the comments to him, even though I hated giving it a hit.


44 posted on 02/18/2006 11:24:24 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: frankjr

Here is my reply to Mr. Gregory on his weblog:
____________________________
David,

I can certainly understand the vehemence with which you deny any bias or ulterior motive behind the hissy fit that you threw during that session with Scott McClellan. You are understandably sensitive to those allegations, given the shameless manner with which you have conducted yourself during every opportunity to be seen on camera "grilling" the President or someone in his administration.

That said, what other conclusion is a reasonable viewer to reach after considering the slant of all of the questions that you ask representatives of this administration? The fact that you deny that you are a "left-wing, overly cynical, prissy White House press corps [reporter who] hates the President and Vice President anyway" does not make that characterization any less accurate.

Perhaps you should find some other venue in which to vociferously campaign for a job on the Today Show, in order to better showcase your virulent views without offending those people who believe that the job of a journalist is to report the news and not slant or create it.

Because I realize that this message will never be posted on your weblog, I've also posted it on freerepublic.com.


45 posted on 02/18/2006 11:24:45 AM PST by Deo et Patria (Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: frankjr

David Gregory, I demand you answer our questions! (arms folded, foot tapping)


46 posted on 02/18/2006 11:25:21 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

WE DESERVRE ANWSERS !


47 posted on 02/18/2006 11:27:30 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: onyx
Did I tell you already that I called his office. Told the woman who answered to let David know there is medication for PMS.

She laughed!!!!

48 posted on 02/18/2006 11:27:44 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: OldFriend

FOTFLOL! I love that! I'm proud of you and still giggling.


49 posted on 02/18/2006 11:29:08 AM PST by onyx (IF ONLY 10% of Muslims are radical, that's still 120 MILLION who want to kill us.)
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To: frankjr
Question for my fellow FReepers:
Who's the guy on cable news who dies his hair grey in an effort to increase his credibility on camera?
50 posted on 02/18/2006 11:29:17 AM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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