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David Gregory to Replace Don Imus?
The National Ledger ^ | 5/10/2007 | Jim Roberts

Posted on 05/11/2007 5:35:25 AM PDT by AT7Saluki

David Gregory has long been accused by Republicans of being a left-wing hatchet man disguised as a reporter. Add to that, Gregory certainly does appear to love the limelight as his questions at presidential news conferences, or really any time the cameras are roiling, turn into long-winded filibusters. Many news observers from the right and left agree, for David Gregory, it is all about Dave.

If you can accept that, that would make him a really good radio talk show host to replace ousted shock jock Don Imus. (That would also make him a really bad reporter). Now a report from the New York Daily news claims that David may just get that chance for the limelight to shine on him.

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A ratings winner for sure.
1 posted on 05/11/2007 5:35:26 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
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To: AT7Saluki

What? MSNBC wants fewer viewers?


2 posted on 05/11/2007 5:37:06 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: AT7Saluki

.......and now let’s take a few callls, shall we?....oops! we’re all out of time, well, tune in again tomorrow!........


3 posted on 05/11/2007 5:38:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: AT7Saluki
It wouldn’t be too hard for Jesse Jackson to get airtime on that show.
4 posted on 05/11/2007 5:39:32 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: AT7Saluki

Imus was dumped for making “racist” remarks....and they’re going to replace him with Gregory?????

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!


5 posted on 05/11/2007 5:39:52 AM PDT by Roccus (We finally consign Marxism to the dustbin of history, and it turns out itís a recycling bin.)
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To: AT7Saluki
This may be the single stupidest idea I have ever heard.
6 posted on 05/11/2007 5:41:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AT7Saluki

There are many things I would rather do than listen to Gregory on the radio. One that comes to mind is chewing tinfoil while shaving my head with a cheese grater.


7 posted on 05/11/2007 5:41:32 AM PDT by Pete (My kid sister's first novel: Far Horizons at http://www.amazon.co.uk/)
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To: AT7Saluki

Scarborough has done a pretty good job this week in that time slot.

Greggory? If nothing else, at least he won’t be able to filibuster the daily WH press briefings.


8 posted on 05/11/2007 5:41:43 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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To: leadpenny; McGruff; Laverne; YaYa123; Springman

Hey, guys, take a look at this.


9 posted on 05/11/2007 5:41:50 AM PDT by Bahbah (Regev, Goldwasser & Shalit, we are praying for you.)
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To: AT7Saluki

MSNBC,
All day,
All night,
All left,
and all white.


10 posted on 05/11/2007 5:41:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (the Democrat(ic) caucus of corruption)
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To: Txsleuth; Mo1; Bahbah; saveliberty; Fudd Fan

*Would this mean DG would not be at WH pressers to annoy Tony anymore PING*


11 posted on 05/11/2007 5:42:19 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: AT7Saluki

I wonder if it is o.k. with the mods if I call David Gregory a b*tch?


12 posted on 05/11/2007 5:42:41 AM PDT by nygoose
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To: AT7Saluki

It may work if he shows up drunk again.


13 posted on 05/11/2007 5:42:49 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: Roccus

-From senile to stoned?


14 posted on 05/11/2007 5:42:55 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: AT7Saluki

How about Dick Gregory? Is he still alive?


15 posted on 05/11/2007 5:42:57 AM PDT by Silly (http://www.sarcasmoff.com)
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To: Pete
There are many things I would rather do than listen to Gregory on the radio. One that comes to mind is chewing tinfoil while shaving my head with a cheese grater.

*************

LOL! Me, too.

16 posted on 05/11/2007 5:43:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AT7Saluki; Roccus

OOOooops! Need more coffee!

I thought it was DICK Gregory!

Need more coffee!

Shame on me!! LOL!!!!


17 posted on 05/11/2007 5:44:35 AM PDT by Roccus (We finally consign Marxism to the dustbin of history, and it turns out itís a recycling bin.)
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To: AT7Saluki

The good news is that they have moved “The David Gregory Show” from the White House Press Room to MSNBC.


18 posted on 05/11/2007 5:45:00 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: AT7Saluki

Great idea - stop inflicting him on the news consuming public and put him in a dead-end guaranteed low-ratings job that may kill off his career.

Now can we find a slot for Terry Moran?


19 posted on 05/11/2007 5:45:43 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Badeye
Yes, to be fair, Joe Scarborough is doing an excellent job, and I'm choking just saying it..

sw

20 posted on 05/11/2007 5:46:34 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: AT7Saluki

I think it’s a great idea ... I predict he’ll have as much success at this as Katie Curtic


21 posted on 05/11/2007 5:48:09 AM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: spectre

“Yes, to be fair, Joe Scarborough is doing an excellent job, and I’m choking just saying it..
sw”

Interesting Hillary Clinton was going on Scarborough’s show this morning. I wasn’t able to watch the interview...but considering she’s rarely available for such a thing, you have to wonder at the timing.


22 posted on 05/11/2007 5:48:49 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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To: Badeye

Scarbrough can’t decide whose side he is on! I can’t watch for more than a few minutes.


23 posted on 05/11/2007 5:50:03 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek

‘Scarbrough can’t decide whose side he is on! I can’t watch for more than a few minutes.’

He’s on the side of ratings these days.


24 posted on 05/11/2007 5:51:21 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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To: Bahbah

Interesting. Politics aside, Gregory is a creative and funny guy. Anyone who knows how to let their guests get a word in edgewise has my cautious vote.


25 posted on 05/11/2007 5:55:37 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Badeye; Coldwater Creek

For me, the key is for them to be on neither side.


26 posted on 05/11/2007 5:57:32 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: NeoCaveman

Scarborough has had a black guy (Ridley) on with him this week. Tucker had Chuck Nice last week. Very funny.


27 posted on 05/11/2007 6:00:31 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Silly
How about Dick Gregory? Is he still alive?

Yeah, and funnier, too. Problem, as side from his age, is that he's even more politcally incorrect than Imus.

28 posted on 05/11/2007 6:00:55 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: Bahbah; All
Now a report from the New York Daily news claims that David may just get that chance for the limelight to shine on him.

IMHO this is a ridiculous scenario. Gregory isn't even a good guest. The job he has now has much more of a future than any talk show host. Why ole monkey face could be the next Helen Thomas (eek: picture that mug 20 years from now).

29 posted on 05/11/2007 6:00:56 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: AT7Saluki

One big cry baby for another. Nothing new here, move along...


30 posted on 05/11/2007 6:01:20 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: AT7Saluki

I always like listening to Imus, but his interviews with Gregory is probably the biggest reason I stopped listening. I would switch stations when he came on and during that period, I got hooked on the Bill Bennett show. Gregory is terrible.


31 posted on 05/11/2007 6:02:06 AM PDT by twigs
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To: AT7Saluki

“et tu, Brutus?”


32 posted on 05/11/2007 6:02:22 AM PDT by davidlachnicht ("IF WE'RE ALL TO BE TARGETS, THEN WE ALL MUST BE SOLDIERS.")
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To: AT7Saluki

David Gregory?

Now THAT’S funny!


33 posted on 05/11/2007 6:05:20 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: AT7Saluki

Awesome. MSNBC will be bankrupt by August.

I have watched David Gregory fill in for Chris Matthews and I’ve seen him trying to be funny at correspondent’s dinners and such. He will flop in spectacular fashion at hosting a several hour show every morning.

MSNBC doesn’t realize how hard it is to fill all those hours with listenable content. That’s why radio stations pay a lot for guys like Stern and Imus and Rush and Hannity.


34 posted on 05/11/2007 6:06:28 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: leadpenny
Seeing David Gregory on the TeeVee in the morning would be a real killer for MSNBC ratings...and thusly great for real Americans...he is nothing more than a shill and I find him irritating in the extreme, a pompous know nothing lefty fool! At least Imus was occasionally humorous
35 posted on 05/11/2007 6:07:23 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: AT7Saluki
David Gregory Drunk on Imus
36 posted on 05/11/2007 6:08:16 AM PDT by montag813
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To: AT7Saluki

The first radio NON-personality?


37 posted on 05/11/2007 6:09:48 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: Badeye
You can’t be a real republican and work on msnbc. Joe is a phony. He was kissing Hillary’s butt in interview this morning. Can’t stand watching Joe he’s a sell out. I wonder what the going rate for selling out your country is today? Plenty of people do that now a days on PMSNBC
38 posted on 05/11/2007 6:11:28 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: iopscusa

Remember the Tom Brokaw impersonation he did?

I’d watch at least the first morning.


39 posted on 05/11/2007 6:12:46 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: AT7Saluki

one liberal or another......what difference does it make really?


40 posted on 05/11/2007 6:12:51 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: AT7Saluki
Rush: NBC's David Gregory Caught Putting on Makeup at White House shooting
41 posted on 05/11/2007 6:12:58 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: leadpenny

Tucker’s show works a lot better in that time slot than any of the other shows. It has to be informative, but light-hearted to get people to watch/listen. You have to cover all sorts of things about pop culture and not just reading the headlines like they do on CSPAN. Chuck Nice works on VH1’s Best Week Ever and that’s the sort of mood for a show to be successful in that slot for MSNBC. Nice and Tucker and Willie Geist and some laid-back chick who isn’t some shrill feminazi (also like the ones who contribute on Best Week Ever, or like Stern’s Robin Givens) would be perfect.


42 posted on 05/11/2007 6:13:16 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: AT7Saluki

Reminds me of that Tom Daschle Show parody that Rush plays.


43 posted on 05/11/2007 6:13:49 AM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: leadpenny

“Scarborough has had a black guy (Ridley) on with him this week. Tucker had Chuck Nice last week. Very funny.”

Yep. Surprised they didn’t bring Gwen Ifill in....(chuckle)


44 posted on 05/11/2007 6:17:54 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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To: AT7Saluki
David Gregory has long been accused by Republicans of being a left-wing hatchet man...

You mean he isn't? ROFLMAO!

45 posted on 05/11/2007 6:18:07 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: GraniteStateConservative

I was wondering where Chuck Nice came from. Sharp guy.

I agree, the Tucker try-out has been the best so far. Willie Geist has a future and needs to be given more air time.

Scarborough is, as Imus would say, “just awful.”


46 posted on 05/11/2007 6:18:47 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: mimaw

“You can’t be a real republican and work on msnbc. Joe is a phony. He was kissing Hillary’s butt in interview this morning. Can’t stand watching Joe he’s a sell out. I wonder what the going rate for selling out your country is today? Plenty of people do that now a days on PMSNBC”

Yep, if for no other reason than that idiot Olberman would launch a ‘rant’ about a Republican using the same studio he does....(chuckle)


47 posted on 05/11/2007 6:19:01 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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To: Badeye

:) Heck, give her a chance too.


48 posted on 05/11/2007 6:19:46 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: AT7Saluki

Wonderful, replace one bigot with another!!!


49 posted on 05/11/2007 6:21:59 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: leadpenny

They should hire one of the Fox News babe’s.


50 posted on 05/11/2007 6:22:21 AM PDT by Badeye (If you can't take a response, don't post in an open forum is my advice.)
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