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NBC's Gregory Eats Crow
NewsMax ^ | 2/19/06 | NewsMax

Posted on 02/19/2006 5:14:27 PM PST by wagglebee

NBC White House correspondent David Gregory ate a little crow Sunday on this "Meet The Press," apologizing for his arrogant behavior during White House press briefings dealing with the shooting of a hunting companion by Vice President Cheney.

Reacting to the storm of criticism leveled by the public at the Washington press corps for complaining that they were not told immediately about the incident, leaving the job of reporting it to a small-town Texas newspaper, Gregory apologized for his boorish behavior.

"I think I made a mistake,” he told host Tim Russert. "I think it was inappropriate for me to lose my cool with the press secretary representing the vice president. I don’t think it was professional of me. I was frustrated, I said what I said, but I think that you should never speak that way, as my wife reminded me, number one. And number two, I think it created a diversion from some of the serious questions in the story, so I regret that. I was wrong, and I apologize.”

But Gregory quickly reverted to type complaining that another guest, Mary Matalin, "and others in the White House have been eager to stoke this as a false debate between the vice president and the White House press corps, attempting to cast this as the White House press corps is a ping-pong in the culture wars.”

Then, in a comment that once again revealed how remote the Washington media has become from the American people, he made the astounding comment that "No matter how you feel about the White House press corps -— and we’re worthy of criticism, and we can take our lumps —- this is about how the vice president chooses to communicate to the American people. We are a proxy for the American people. Whether you have faith in us or not, and we do make mistakes, we are still a proxy. This is about how the vice president chooses to communicate to the public. My view is not that I should have been informed or others should have been informed. It’s not about that. It’s a question of, "Does the vice president have a responsibility to the American people to inform them of his public and private activities?”


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The White House press corps is so out of touch with reality, they make the rest of the media seem objective.
1 posted on 02/19/2006 5:14:29 PM PST by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

small-town Texas newspaper? It was the Corpus Christi Caller Times, for heaven's sake!


2 posted on 02/19/2006 5:17:00 PM PST by hispanarepublicana (I'd rather go hunting with Dick Cheney than get in a car with Ted Kennedy...[props to Auto Power])
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To: wagglebee
"Does the vice president have a responsibility to the American people to inform them of his public and private activities?”

Not all of them, 100%. Gregory is a putz.

3 posted on 02/19/2006 5:17:21 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Howard Dean: Bankrupting the Democratic Party morally, intellectually, and financially. Go Howie go!)
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To: wagglebee
NBC's Gregory Eats Crow Sh*t

there, that's better
4 posted on 02/19/2006 5:17:59 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (There's nothing "Mainstream" about the Orwellian Media!!!)
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To: wagglebee
Poor little guy, he's pouring salt into his own wounds. The public understands what happened. They know that Harry is OK and now they just want this to go away.

What does the media not understand about IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!?!

5 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:06 PM PST by McGavin999 (If Intelligence Agencies can't find leakers, how can we expect them to find terrorists?)
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To: hispanarepublicana

>>>small-town Texas newspaper?<<<

To the DC press-corpse, anything outside of DC/NY is Hicksville, USA.


6 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:26 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Howard Dean: Bankrupting the Democratic Party morally, intellectually, and financially. Go Howie go!)
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To: wagglebee

"We are a proxy for the American people. "

And just which American people chose you and your ilk to be that proxy?


7 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:36 PM PST by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: wagglebee
Does President Clinton...have a responsibility to the American people to inform them of his public and private activities?”

Where was a question like this, from the press, in the 90's?

8 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:42 PM PST by borisbob69 (Old shade is better than new shade!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

If it's the New York Slimes, the Washington Compost or possibly the LA Slimes, it's some hick rag as far as these people are concerned.


9 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:44 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

What an arrogant ass. He should be banned from the White House for his unruly behavior.

We should really bring back dueling...it would make people like Gregory more civil.


10 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:45 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: wagglebee

I did not think he ate crow. He was defiant.


11 posted on 02/19/2006 5:18:54 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: wagglebee
" We are a proxy for the American people. "

Speaking as an American person, I am insulted.

12 posted on 02/19/2006 5:20:21 PM PST by MozartLover ( My son, my soldier, my hero. Protect him, Lord, wherever he goes, and keep him strong.)
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To: borisbob69

If they asked BJ Klintoon a question like this, they would have been thrown into a car and taken to Fort Marcy Park for some "reindoctrination."


13 posted on 02/19/2006 5:20:46 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: I got the rope

For a 21st Century twist, we could do a Scott McClelland vs. David Gregory duel on pay per view.

Someone should call Don King about this.


14 posted on 02/19/2006 5:20:47 PM PST by NeoCaveman (If it's (Sherrod) Brown, flush it)
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To: wagglebee

"Does the vice president have a responsibility to the American people to inform them of his ... private activities?”

Uh....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


15 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:07 PM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: Brilliant

Sounds to me like he's trying to play the martyr for 'the real story'.


16 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

If it isn't the NYTimes, Washington Post, or LA Times, it is small town newspaper in their minds..


17 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:10 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: wagglebee

"I think that you should never speak that way, as my wife reminded me..."




Sounds like Mr. Gregory might have a problem with his wife as well. I hope she gets the kids and the house.


18 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:10 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Was this in the last half of the show, I assume? Gonna try to catch the late showing.


19 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:12 PM PST by digger48
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To: wagglebee
Me thinks David is worried about old Dick...


20 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:18 PM PST by Bender2 (Redid my FR Homepage just for ya'll... Now, Vote Republican and vote often!)
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To: wagglebee

Gregory is attempting damage control to ease the cold shouldering he's gonna get from the Pres. at the next press conference.


21 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:20 PM PST by Rebelbase (President Bush is a Texas jackass when it comes to Border security .)
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To: wagglebee

Saw this this am Mary Matalin was masterful she made David and Maureen dowd eat sheeeet...... it was so satisfyng for once someone gave it to them and they where dumb founded POS's that they are.


22 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:22 PM PST by NYjarcola
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To: wagglebee

"S: (n) proxy, placeholder, procurator (a person authorized to act for another) "

Yes, I ask again: who provided the 'authority'? This MSM robot is the perfect example of why this medium is dying.


23 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:27 PM PST by gobucks (Blissful Marriage: A result of a worldly husband's transformation into the Word's wife.)
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To: wagglebee
I think Gregory should ask Timmy to ask him to be on NEXT week AGAIN so he can make an apology.
24 posted on 02/19/2006 5:21:45 PM PST by Freeper (I was culture in the 60's and now with Clinton "running things" I am suddenly Counter-Culture.)
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To: digger48

Someone posted the clip on Freerepublic. I don't remember where though, but I downloaded it. Very nice.


25 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:19 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: wagglebee

David Gregory is a lying, lazy POS.

He sits on his a** waiting to be handed stories. He is mad because he and his other lazy buddies were not spoon fed this story.

Then he gets upset when a small Texas paper breaks this story.


26 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:31 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: wagglebee
Reacting to the storm of criticism leveled by the public at the Washington press corps for complaining that they were not told immediately about the incident, leaving the job of reporting it to a small-town Texas newspaper, Gregory apologized for his boorish behavior.

Think about it though.Who would have ever guessed that we would see something like that in print 20 years ago.

27 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:37 PM PST by carlr
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"as my wife reminded me"

I would have thought that David Gregory was the "wife".

28 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:38 PM PST by RJL
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To: hispanarepublicana
"small-town Texas newspaper? It was the Corpus Christi Caller Times, for heaven's sake!"

Let's see. My adoptive hometown is just under 300,000 in population. The Caller Time's circulation area is probably close to 500,000. Small town paper? You be the judge. I don't think so.

As much as I disagree with the CaCa Times editorial board (they can even match the NY Slimes in being gullible for buying every argument a leftist makes). It pissed me off for the likes of the East Coast elite media (IE David Gregory) to single them out as being an outpost for a bunch of Hicks.
29 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:44 PM PST by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: wagglebee

I saw him this morning while I was working out and it was a beautiful thing to behold. I'm guessing someone at NBC must have yanked a knot in his tail.


30 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:50 PM PST by lawgirl (Cake is a powerful food!)
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"I think I'm a moron,” he told host Tim Russert. "I think it was inappropriate for me to lose my cool with the press secretary representing the vice president. I don’t think it was professional of me. I'm a moron, I said what I said, but I I'm a moron, as my wife reminded me, I'm a moron. And number two, I think I'm a moron, so I regret that I'm a moron. I was wrong, and I'm a moron.”
31 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:53 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: wagglebee
It’s a question of, "Does the vice president have a responsibility to the American people to inform them of his public and private activities?”

I thought that the private life/ activities of the Pres or Vice Pres are none of the public's business? That was the argument during BJ Clinton's impeachment proceedings. Or is that just for Democrats?

32 posted on 02/19/2006 5:22:53 PM PST by sofaman ("Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." Mark Twain.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
small-town Texas newspaper? It was the Corpus Christi Caller Times, for heaven's sake!,/i

Bigger than "small-town". But a Double-A town, nonetheless.

And, when you're in the "big leagues", like the Washington press corps and serve as "a proxy for all Americans"...


33 posted on 02/19/2006 5:23:06 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: gobucks

I cringe every time one of these media idiots or the political pundits start out a sentence with "The American people feel...."

Like we ALL feel the same...and like they have a CLUE how anyone outside their elitest groups feels about anything...


34 posted on 02/19/2006 5:23:15 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: G Larry

Was'nt like he was hunting 2 legged snapper in the Oval office like slick Willy.


35 posted on 02/19/2006 5:23:28 PM PST by NYjarcola
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To: wagglebee
NBC White House correspondent David Gregory ate a little crow Sunday on this "Meet The Press," apologizing for his arrogant behavior during White House press briefings dealing with the shooting of a hunting companion by Vice President Cheney.

Whatever, Gregory. You and the whole lot of you overpaid network "news" people are nothing but a joke. You have no objectivity, period. The networks could save a ton of money by firing the lot of you--Moran, Gregory, Roberts, Bill Plante, Katie Couric, all of you and finding some objective folks--instead of camera-mongering posers or nit-picking liberal hacks.

36 posted on 02/19/2006 5:23:51 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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"I think I made a mistake,” he told host Tim Russert.

No, I think you ARE a mistake, David. No news organization that valued its reputation would have hired you in the first place.

37 posted on 02/19/2006 5:23:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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"Does the vice president have a responsibility to the American people to inform them of his public and private activities?”

This was a private incident on private property, it was none of their business!

38 posted on 02/19/2006 5:24:08 PM PST by SouthTexas (2006 will be a very good year.)
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To: hispanarepublicana

The Corpus Christi Caller Times is my favorite newspaper.


39 posted on 02/19/2006 5:25:26 PM PST by BW2221
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To: SouthTexas
This was a private incident on private property, it was none of their business!

As opposed to an attempted rape in the Oval Office, which the mediacrats dutifully informed us was none of our business.

40 posted on 02/19/2006 5:25:37 PM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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"We are a proxy for the American people"

The man is delusional. He does not represent anyone but himself and his media company.


41 posted on 02/19/2006 5:26:18 PM PST by ConservativeGreek
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""I THINK I made a mistake,” he told host Tim Russert. "I THINK it was inappropriate....I don’t THINK it was professional of me....but I THINK that you should never speak that way....I THINK it created a diversion from some of the serious questions"....

For someone who THINKS so much, he still doesn't have a clue.

42 posted on 02/19/2006 5:26:43 PM PST by ~Vor~
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To: wagglebee; Registered
I was hoping for somethin like this:


43 posted on 02/19/2006 5:26:56 PM PST by null and void (That 12 jurors can overturn the leviathan of "The Law" strikes fear into statists across this nation)
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To: wagglebee

He is not my proxy and I thought a proxy was chosen. That being the case let him show is a$$ for his friends that signed the proxy.


44 posted on 02/19/2006 5:28:05 PM PST by gunnedah
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To: wagglebee

He has a wife, I would have expected a Life Partner. She has my pity living with that pompus bore!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


45 posted on 02/19/2006 5:28:30 PM PST by bray (GW protects Americans while DinocRats protect Al Queda)
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To: wagglebee
Dave was as insincere as anyone I've ever seen in my life on MTP this AM.

Sniveling little weasel.

46 posted on 02/19/2006 5:28:42 PM PST by Benrand
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To: wagglebee

I guess the DC prima donna press didn't get the memo about acting a little more red statish instead of red-faced.

I did say acting........


47 posted on 02/19/2006 5:28:43 PM PST by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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David........you and your ilk just get over yourselves, would ya?????? Jeeeezus..............
48 posted on 02/19/2006 5:29:00 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: wagglebee

As were none of the other issues that the Clinton's didn't want to know about.


49 posted on 02/19/2006 5:29:11 PM PST by SouthTexas (2006 will be a very good year.)
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To: wagglebee
He apologized then went on to complain .... what a creep.
50 posted on 02/19/2006 5:29:35 PM PST by SkyDancer ("I'd Rather Go Hunting With Cheney Than Ride With Ted Kennedy Over A Bridge")
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