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Petition: NBC Should Fire David Gregory
HumanEventsOnline.com ^ | Mar 3, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey

Posted on 03/03/2006 12:39:57 PM PST by boryeulb

A new website -- FireDavidGregory.com -- debuted today calling on NBC to oust its chief White House correspondent, David Gregory.

The website includes a petition that outlines two recent incidents involving Gregory that propelled him into the national spotlight. The first was a boisterous encounter with White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, and the second was Gregory’s odd behavior yesterday on Don Imus’ program.

“These two episodes illustrate serious breaches in journalistic integrity,” the petition reads. “Mr. Gregory has done damage to NBC News' reputation and the reputation of journalism as a whole.

“Journalists should report the story, not become a part of it. Mr. Gregory, who was unable to control his emotions at a White House press conference and behaved inappropriately on a nationally syndicated radio program, is unfit to work for NBC News.”

The petition asks NBC Chairman Bob Wright to immediately fire Gregory or ask him to resign.

Video of Gregory on Imus’ program -- Imus accused him of being drunk -- is prominently displayed on the website. There is also a clip of Gergory at the White House briefing when he yelled at McClellan about the handling of Vice President Cheney’s accidental shooting.

“In the past month, Mr. Gregory has become part of the stories he is supposed to cover,” the petition says. “This is not the proper role of a journalist, especially someone as powerful of Mr. Gregory, who covers President Bush and the White House.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: davidgregory; fire; gregory; imus; mcclellan; petition; seenit; yeahthatmighthappen
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1 posted on 03/03/2006 12:39:59 PM PST by boryeulb
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To: boryeulb

More evidence the liberals are imploding, or drowning in their own scotch.


2 posted on 03/03/2006 12:43:09 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775 (I)
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To: boryeulb
“Mr. Gregory has done damage to NBC News' reputation and the reputation of journalism as a whole.

Sorry, but I don't agree. You can't damage what does not exist.

3 posted on 03/03/2006 12:43:48 PM PST by Ditto
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To: boryeulb

Why try to get rid of him? Gregory is a perfect example of the MSM. Sometimes bitchy, sometimes drunk, always wrong.


4 posted on 03/03/2006 12:44:24 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: boryeulb

Why would we want to get rid of David Gregory? The guy is pure entertainment, and his 'gotch journalism' helps to make the case for liberal bias.


5 posted on 03/03/2006 12:45:11 PM PST by cchandler
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To: boryeulb

David Gregory is the missing link. Monkey boy.


6 posted on 03/03/2006 12:46:26 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: boryeulb

What Reputation at DNBC??

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


7 posted on 03/03/2006 12:46:28 PM PST by bray (GW protects Americans while DinocRats protect Al Queda)
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To: boryeulb

Only Carl Rove can fire Gregory.
<:o


8 posted on 03/03/2006 12:46:52 PM PST by hang 'em
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To: boryeulb

Anyone care to place any bets on how far this will be received by NBC?


9 posted on 03/03/2006 12:48:21 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: teletech

strike the word "far".


10 posted on 03/03/2006 12:49:22 PM PST by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: boryeulb

well, at LEAST reassign him.. or the head of WH press corp should demand his replacement perhaps?


11 posted on 03/03/2006 12:50:16 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: boryeulb

Isn't this like firing the clown from the circus?


12 posted on 03/03/2006 12:51:50 PM PST by Fintan (Did you really think I could post such insightful replies if I actually read the article???)
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To: boryeulb
Sorry, but I totally agree with Rush's theory in that we want these people out in front each and every day ranting, pouting before the camera, or crying on cue, ala School Bus Nagin and Blanco.

In the case of Gregory and NBC, the more the public gets to witness Gregory's spoiled brat elitism, the sooner the death knell of NBC.

13 posted on 03/03/2006 12:51:57 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower and avid ironer)
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To: boryeulb
now we need a petition to get rid of Ruth Bader Ginsburg... for sleeping in court.
14 posted on 03/03/2006 12:52:33 PM PST by jdm (Ports Deal: Why not just let Qaddafi water your flowers?)
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To: boryeulb
I dunno. I think he's perfect right where he is, a shining example of the best that network has to offer.
15 posted on 03/03/2006 12:53:15 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: cchandler
his 'gotch scotch journalism'..
16 posted on 03/03/2006 12:53:51 PM PST by LasVegasMac (High octane gas and lots of horse power.....Let's do it!)
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To: Ditto; boryeulb

You can't damage what does not exist.

Amen.

17 posted on 03/03/2006 12:57:39 PM PST by Lady Jag ( All I want is a kind word, a warm bed, and world domination)
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To: boryeulb

Hell no. Leave him there. I like it when a member of the MSM makes himself a pinata.


18 posted on 03/03/2006 1:00:18 PM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: boryeulb

Every time I get drunk and call Imus, they never let me on the air.


19 posted on 03/03/2006 1:01:58 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Choice ends at conception. YOUR responsibility never does.)
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To: boryeulb

No, no. NBC should promote Gregory! He is a classic example of what the MSM is about. Keep him there, promote him and give him a pay raise until NBC News is no more.


20 posted on 03/03/2006 1:02:39 PM PST by caisson71
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To: boryeulb
Oh, please NO, don't fire him, he is some of the best weapon we can have on OUR side as a member of the "drive-by" LSM!
The more these self-anointed idiots speaks = "performs" the better for us!!
These brain-dead talking heads are Godsends to us!!!
21 posted on 03/03/2006 1:03:06 PM PST by danamco
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To: AbeKrieger

"Every time I get drunk and call Imus, they never let me on the air."

That's because you need to be high.


22 posted on 03/03/2006 1:04:46 PM PST by jdm (Ports Deal: Why not just let Qaddafi water your flowers?)
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To: danamco
Watch for NBC to can Gregory's sorry butt. The fact that so many FReepers want to keep him proves what an embarrassment he has become.
23 posted on 03/03/2006 1:06:23 PM PST by BW2221
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To: caisson71

I agree, make him CEO of NBC. It would be the nail in the coffin for at least NBC.


24 posted on 03/03/2006 1:15:31 PM PST by Wasanother (Terrorist come in many forms but all are RATS.)
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To: boryeulb
NBC will promote him.
25 posted on 03/03/2006 1:17:22 PM PST by b4its2late (Terrorists will either succeed in changing our way of life, or we will change theirs. - Rummy)
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To: USNBandit
Can we stop using MSM as an abbreviation for the far left media?

There is nothing 'mainstream' about the media. Their bias and overall disdain for mainstream america is contemptible at best. Most americans (and canadians for that matter) would in almost every instance have nothing in common with the left wing media.

They say they share our values but in truth they simply despise the rest of us. Elitist bastards if anything.

I would simply call them the Lame-stream media or LSM for short. Anyhow their days are numbered.

26 posted on 03/03/2006 1:19:08 PM PST by bubman
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To: BW2221

"Watch for NBC to can Gregory's sorry butt. The fact that so many FReepers want to keep him proves what an embarrassment he has become."

You're probably right but darn it I agree with the other Freepers we need boneheads like Gregory, its the slick ones that are the most dangerous.


27 posted on 03/03/2006 1:20:32 PM PST by don'tbedenied ( D)
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To: don'tbedenied

How about instead of firing him, we force him to date Paula Abdul? That ought to produce some interesting offspring.


28 posted on 03/03/2006 1:42:55 PM PST by Steve_Stifler
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To: cchandler; Sir Gawain
Why would we want to get rid of David Gregory? The guy is pure entertainment, and his 'gotch journalism' helps to make the case for liberal bias.

David Gregory is the missing link. Monkey boy.

Both very accurate statements. Far more accurate than any MSM story could ever be.


29 posted on 03/03/2006 1:51:25 PM PST by edpc
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To: boryeulb

Gregory is a jackass, but I'm against this. This sounds like something the Left would try.


30 posted on 03/03/2006 2:02:46 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: bubman
"Can we stop using MSM as an abbreviation for the far left media?"

Based on the ads you see during their newscasts, the "Hemorrhoid Cream Media (HCM)" would be more appropriate.

31 posted on 03/03/2006 2:04:22 PM PST by norwaypinesavage
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To: bubman

Fine by me. I will now refer to the media as the LSM.


32 posted on 03/03/2006 2:10:40 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: bubman
Can we stop using MSM as an abbreviation for the far left media? There is nothing 'mainstream' about the media.

God, I feel exactly the same way. Call it the old media or we could go low and call it what it is, The Lamestream Media.

****

The old established/liberal/socialist media is America's most ruthless, relentless, and destructive enemy.

33 posted on 03/04/2006 4:22:35 AM PST by beyond the sea (Alan Simpson: "All you get is controversy, crap, and confusion from the media.")
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To: edpc

Great pics. There is quite a resemblance.


34 posted on 03/04/2006 4:23:46 AM PST by beyond the sea (Alan Simpson: "All you get is controversy, crap, and confusion from the media.")
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To: Steve_Seattle
Gregory is a jackass...

Please refrain from insulting jackasses or your Free Republic account privileges will be revoked.

Thank you,

The Management (aka Karl Rove)

36 posted on 03/04/2006 4:30:01 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Progressives do not want progress....they want power.)
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To: beyond the sea
"Call it the old media "

I like the new term, "Antique Media"
It certainly is no longer main stream.
In the last year, they have really gone over the cliff.
37 posted on 03/04/2006 4:34:25 AM PST by AlexW (Reporting from Bratislava, Slovakia)
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To: Sir Gawain
David Gregory is the missing link. Monkey boy.

Now that was just 'not nice'....

You have offended simians everywhere.....

38 posted on 03/04/2006 4:36:20 AM PST by eeriegeno
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To: boryeulb
Keep Gregory on the staff. I long for the day he is falling down drunk at the White House and his "Brethren" in the media are stepping all over themselves to get the footage onto the news first.

I heard Gregory on Imus live. Gregory was way past tipsy. He was very drunk, like a frat boy.

39 posted on 03/04/2006 5:00:15 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: boryeulb

40 posted on 03/04/2006 5:01:46 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: BW2221
Watch for NBC to can Gregory's sorry butt.

It will never happen. NBC loves David Gregory.

41 posted on 03/04/2006 5:06:23 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta (There's always a reason to choose life.)
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To: AbeKrieger

LOL!


42 posted on 03/04/2006 5:06:56 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: boryeulb
serious breaches in journalistic integrity

If this were a firing offense, their wouldn't BE an MSM.

43 posted on 03/04/2006 5:13:17 AM PST by Hardastarboard (HEY - Billy Joe! You ARE an American Idiot!)
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To: edpc
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44 posted on 03/04/2006 5:16:01 AM PST by dmw
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To: AlexW
In the last year, they have really gone over the cliff

Speaking of cliffs (somewhat), how could a beautiful man like Montgomery Clift and Eleanor Clift have the same name. There is no justice.

;-)

45 posted on 03/04/2006 5:16:18 AM PST by beyond the sea (Alan Simpson: "All you get is controversy, crap, and confusion from the media.")
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To: boryeulb

LOL. Angry, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life David.


46 posted on 03/04/2006 5:19:09 AM PST by Liberty Valance (We're gonna party like it's 1836 - Happy Birthday Texas!)
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To: boryeulb
“Mr. Gregory has done damage to NBC News' reputation and the reputation of journalism as a whole.

***********

LOL!

47 posted on 03/04/2006 5:20:23 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: boryeulb

Does anyone really believe that in the competitive business of network news, and while on a presidential trip, in the middle of the day, an NBC White House Correspondent would be drunk?

In the remote possibility that a professionally ambitious reporter like Gregory was on something, do you think he would still have his job 48 hours after the incident?

If there is anything, ANYTHING, to the story, why did Drudge take it down before the end of the day?

I happen to like it that Gregory acts like a jerk and a junk yard dog sometimes. We need more junk yard dogs. I suspect that W likes Gregory or he wouldn't have been on the presidential press plane for this trip.


48 posted on 03/04/2006 5:22:46 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: beyond the sea
Absolutely. The LSM as the fourth estate has been an utter failure. From idealism to agitprop, the LSM has pushed for their own definition of what America should be. Liberalism has morphed from socialism after the economic underpinning of their idiology has been discredited. (You can thank Milton & Freidrich and the Chicago boys for that!) So how do you hide in broad daylight without anyone seeing you? You become the establishement. You get respectability by becoming teachers and journalists, bureaucrats and administrators. Bref they invoke the american ideal of freedom and liberty while at the same time they dismantle the very underpinnings of american society and culture. Once they are done, America will be a different place. A country unrecognizable. The old men who built this country will be cast away, their words manipulated to advance a contemporary vision of an America contrary to the vision of it's founders.

The LSM is the facillitator supported by popular appeal through a vociferous hollywood elite who unmoored by any sense of country or duty will lay waste to traditional american values.

Am I an alarmist? Well take america circa 1959 and today. You can draw our own conclusions.

Americans cannot let this happen. In the end the destiny of america will be the destiny of the world. You guys carry a heavy burden and have allies in the fight however you guys will shoulder most of the burden.

49 posted on 03/04/2006 8:33:48 AM PST by bubman
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To: bubman
"Am I an alarmist? Well take america circa 1959 and today. You can draw our own conclusions." --- I was 12 in '59. Yes the country then was a sweet fragrant country garden compared to the electronic/amoral/cracking parking lot it is today.

"You guys carry a heavy burden and have allies in the fight however you guys will shoulder most of the burden." --- "you guys" --- who guys????

50 posted on 03/04/2006 8:48:58 AM PST by beyond the sea (Alan Simpson: "All you get is controversy, crap, and confusion from the media.")
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