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Anti-Gregory Petition Has Nearly 1,000 Signatures
HumanEventsOnline.com ^ | Mar 4, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey

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.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bobwright; chairmanbobwright; davidgregory; drunk; gregory; imus; mcclellan; nbcchairman; nbcnews; petition

1 posted on 03/04/2006 10:05:27 AM PST by boryeulb
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To: boryeulb

Geez, people! Don't fire him, he's the MSM poster-boy. =)


2 posted on 03/04/2006 10:07:33 AM PST by SquirrelKing (Contrary to popular belief, America is not a democracy, it is a Chucktatorship.)
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To: boryeulb
i signed it. :) i don't know if he was drunk or not but he acted unprofessional during an overseas trip, also he stunk during the Cheney thing. :)
3 posted on 03/04/2006 10:08:42 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: boryeulb

"David Gregory, clearly drunk" - Don Imus.


4 posted on 03/04/2006 10:11:20 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: boryeulb

There's no way they'll fire Gregory, they would be admitting the MSM is a joke.


5 posted on 03/04/2006 10:12:46 AM PST by jazusamo (:Gregory was riled while Hume smiled:)
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To: boryeulb

Is Gregory somehow related to Jessica Savitch? Her downward spiral at NBC seems to be reflected in him.


6 posted on 03/04/2006 10:13:19 AM PST by Socratic (I'll have the the roast duck and the mango salsa.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Ping....


7 posted on 03/04/2006 10:13:49 AM PST by indcons (The MSM - Mainstream Slime Merchants)
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To: boryeulb

I'm number 934! Wheeeee!


8 posted on 03/04/2006 10:14:45 AM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: Socratic

That's because they still have their "Bubbly" Kattie Kremlin, loved and adored by all..........


9 posted on 03/04/2006 10:16:44 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (Pat Buchanan............A principled pessimist with a pessimistic principal)
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To: SquirrelKing
David Gregory is to the MSM what Howard Dean is to the Democrat Party.

Leave him just where he is!

10 posted on 03/04/2006 10:18:08 AM PST by HardStarboard
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
Kattie Kremlin

LOL How right on that is!

11 posted on 03/04/2006 10:18:29 AM PST by Socratic (I'll have the the roast duck and the mango salsa.)
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To: boryeulb

Gee Bob, all you can get out of this web site is 1,000 people to log in and call for Gregory's job?


12 posted on 03/04/2006 10:19:52 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: boryeulb

LOL! The meter is running. We're all gonna' fight to be #1000!


13 posted on 03/04/2006 10:20:09 AM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect, it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: Echo Talon


14 posted on 03/04/2006 10:20:47 AM PST by devolve ( (refresh-updated-graphix - Photobucket Imagecave)
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To: Echo Talon
If anyone should be signing this petition, it's Kos Kids and the DUmmies.

We need people like Gregory. He's become a laughing stock. He has no credibility.

They played a clip of Gregory drunk on the O'Reilly Factor. O'Reilly kind of defended him (saying he's a nice guy and this could be overlooked)and took a lot of flack from some FReepers. Looking back on it, I think O'Reilly defended Gregory because he realizes how incompetent Gregory is and wants to keep him there as the MSM poster boy. If he goes, you know NBC will replace him with another liberal. Why not keep a liberal who is a laughing stock?
15 posted on 03/04/2006 10:20:51 AM PST by BW2221
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To: boryeulb
Gregory, fix yerself up with a big-mouth woman. It worked for me.


16 posted on 03/04/2006 10:22:19 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: BW2221

You're probably right. lol


17 posted on 03/04/2006 10:24:09 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon
i signed it. :) i don't know if he was drunk or not but he acted unprofessional during an overseas trip, also he stunk during the Cheney thing

We need an obvious clown we can point to. He is more help to us in than out.

18 posted on 03/04/2006 10:26:18 AM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: freedumb2003

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.


19 posted on 03/04/2006 10:27:44 AM PST by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

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.


20 posted on 03/04/2006 10:29:27 AM PST by freedumb2003 (American troops cannot be defeated. American Politicians can.)
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To: Socratic
Remember this? Yikes...

http://roadode.com/wvx/jsaviitch.wvx

On October 3, 1983, Jessica Savitch, one of the public's most trusted newswomen, appeared in a live news spot...under the influence of drugs (possibly cocaine). Most viewers didn't know that Ms. Savitch had a lifelong history of emotional tragedy and drug abuse.
21 posted on 03/04/2006 10:35:18 AM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

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.


22 posted on 03/04/2006 10:48:22 AM PST by Socratic (I'll have the the roast duck and the mango salsa.)
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To: boryeulb

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.


23 posted on 03/04/2006 11:06:15 AM PST by hermgem
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To: boryeulb

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.


24 posted on 03/04/2006 11:09:59 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: boryeulb


Actually, Gregory sounded like something out of the Clinton gang, (definitely high on something), not the calm, collected and really civil Bush band.


25 posted on 03/04/2006 11:10:34 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: jdm

26 posted on 03/04/2006 11:14:11 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("fake but accurate": NY Times)
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To: boryeulb

“Mr. Gregory has done damage to NBC News' reputation and the reputation of journalism as a whole."




And that is hard to do!!!


27 posted on 03/04/2006 11:17:57 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: jdm

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.


28 posted on 03/04/2006 11:18:20 AM PST by Socratic (I'll have the the roast duck and the mango salsa.)
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To: boryeulb

I see you've started a second identical thread so I'll post what I posted on your first one:

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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.


29 posted on 03/04/2006 11:22:27 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: hermgem

"This man is an alcoholic"

Do you have something to back that up?


30 posted on 03/04/2006 11:23:54 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: SquirrelKing
I'm the MSM poster boy!!!! Image hosting by TinyPic Howdy "David" Doody
31 posted on 03/04/2006 11:38:59 AM PST by dmw
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To: Socratic

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.


32 posted on 03/04/2006 12:12:20 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm
On October 3, 1983, Jessica Savitch, one of the public's most trusted newswomen, appeared in a live news spot...under the influence of drugs (possibly cocaine). Most viewers didn't know that Ms. Savitch had a lifelong history of emotional tragedy and drug abuse.

Gregory seemed stoned to myself and dozens of other FReepers on another Gregory thread.

He could be replaced by Stone Phillips.

33 posted on 03/04/2006 6:17:15 PM PST by beyond the sea (Alan Simpson: "All you get is controversy, crap, and confusion from the media.")
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To: boryeulb

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.


34 posted on 03/05/2006 7:30:03 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: boryeulb

Imus just repeatedly accused Terry Bradshaw of being drunk. Wonder if it'll will make Drudge or HEO today?


35 posted on 03/08/2006 5:47:06 AM PST by In_25_words_or_less (It's more a guideline than a rule.)
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