Skip to comments.Anti-Gregory Petition Has Nearly 1,000 Signatures
Posted on 03/04/2006 10:05:23 AM PST by boryeulb
Less than a day after the website FireDavidGregory.com launched, it has collected nearly 1,000 signatures for a petition calling on NBC to fire its chief White House correspondent.
As of 1 p.m. Saturday, the petition had 905 signatures. The petition is addressed to NBC Chairman Bob Wright, and it asks that he “immediately fire Mr. Gregory or ask him to resign.”
As HUMAN EVENTS first reported yesterday, the petition was inspired by two recent incidents involving Gregory that made him “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.”
It cites Gregory’s antics at the White House—calling spokesman Scott McClellan “a jerk”—and his recent interview with Dom Imus when he laughed uncontrollably, prompting Imus to question if he was drunk.
“These two episodes illustrate serious breaches in journalistic integrity,” the petition says. “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.”
Geez, people! Don't fire him, he's the MSM poster-boy. =)
"David Gregory, clearly drunk" - Don Imus.
There's no way they'll fire Gregory, they would be admitting the MSM is a joke.
Is Gregory somehow related to Jessica Savitch? Her downward spiral at NBC seems to be reflected in him.
I'm number 934! Wheeeee!
That's because they still have their "Bubbly" Kattie Kremlin, loved and adored by all..........
Leave him just where he is!
LOL How right on that is!
Gee Bob, all you can get out of this web site is 1,000 people to log in and call for Gregory's job?
LOL! The meter is running. We're all gonna' fight to be #1000!
You're probably right. lol
We need an obvious clown we can point to. He is more help to us in than out.
looking back at it i think you're right... I signed the petition last night, i think exposetheleft.com had the link to the petition.
Not to worry -- 1K "signatures" is only a "groundswell" in DU.
Those of us who inhabit the real world know you need a few million before you can even enter the discussion.
Sorry, the link doesn't work but I do remember Jessica during her hey-day. But I didn't realize her struggles until I saw a TV movie made about her.
This man is an alcoholic, did imbibe, felt free, overcoming inhibitions when calling McClellan a jerk.
Booze must have been flowing freely on this long flight
when Gregory felt an urge to impress Imus.
NBC firing Gregory? No way with their shortage of reporters.
Expect him to humbly admit a personal problem, go for detox and return as a cleansed hero who overcame dependency.
If David Gregory were an elected official, he would be facing a recall election. Or indictment for malfeasance of office.
He is definitely outta control.
If NBC News were a profit center, he would certainly have been canned by now. But NBC News is on a mission, and these public perceptions of reversals are acceptable collateral damage on the way to their objective, to drive George W. Bush from the White House.
But David Gregory is stumbling badly, and is about to fall down by his own self-inflicted damage.
Actually, Gregory sounded like something out of the Clinton gang, (definitely high on something), not the calm, collected and really civil Bush band.
Mr. Gregory has done damage to NBC News' reputation and the reputation of journalism as a whole."
And that is hard to do!!!
Wow. I just retried your link, but whittled it down to the root and then navigated to the Savitch clip. I don't know about all the effects of coke, but this isn't what is usually portrayed on the screen. Her thickness of speech seems more like drunkeness or even a mild stroke. Here eyes look terrible. The site mentioned that her death occured 20 days after this broadcast and drugs were not involved. I wonder if there was some undiagnosed medical condition which would shed light on her tragic life. Poor woman.
I see you've started a second identical thread so I'll post what I posted on your first one:
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.
"This man is an alcoholic"
Do you have something to back that up?
Glad you eventually got the video to load. I watched the video again, and you're right -- it does appear/sound more like a mild stroke than drugs. From what I remember, Jessica died in a car accident (she was a passenger; not the driver). It is sad, indeed.
Gregory seemed stoned to myself and dozens of other FReepers on another Gregory thread.
He could be replaced by Stone Phillips.
1611 and counting.
Dear Chairman Wright:
We, the undersigned, are becoming increasingly concerned about the well-being of NBC News' Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory.
He has become increasingly ill due to Bush Derangement Syndrome and has turned to alcohol in an attempt to sustain this illness.
Imus just repeatedly accused Terry Bradshaw of being drunk. Wonder if it'll will make Drudge or HEO today?