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NBC's Gregory: Knowledge of Journalist Votes Would Compromise Reporting
Business & Media Institute ^ | June 13, 2008 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/13/2008 7:54:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

“Why shouldn’t people know the person who is reporting on [President George W.] Bush, say – didn’t like Bush?” Telushkin asked.

Gregory responded by saying that knowledge, not the journalist’s ideology, would “slant their coverage” and people should be assured journalists abide by governing principles, even if they’re not explicitly stated.

...Bill Clinton was in attendance and was photographed with Wright. However, Gregory declined to use it.

“I stopped,” Gregory said. “I had just come from my study session and said, ‘No, that would be oppressive to remind Bill Clinton of his past on my program. And so, I elected not to play that sound byte because I wanted to, you know, try to take a little high ground.”

According to Jewish Law, it is a sin discredit or say negative thing about a person, even if they are true, a sin called lashon ha-ra. Gregory said using that for his show would have compromised those religious and moral guidelines.

Gregory also discussed the rise of other competing media. He told the audience the expansion of the new media – talk radio, 24-hour cable news channels and the Internet – had been bad for society.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gregory; propagandawingofdnc

1 posted on 06/13/2008 7:54:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Is Mr. Gregory kidding?

Listen, I used to spend a lot of time in The White House briefing room during the Reagan years. The reporters HATED Ronald Reagan and anyone on his staff.

Interesting thing about reporters: Many of them hate what they do; hate who they work for; and hate anyone who has money - inlcuding fellow reporters.

They are also lousy dressers(unless they’re on network TV).


3 posted on 06/13/2008 8:00:52 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If hypocrisy had any weight at all this toad, gregory, would be crushed under the load he carries.


4 posted on 06/13/2008 8:01:38 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ah, Gregory, we already know it. It is pretty damned obvious. At least be honest in your reporting ... or is what you are really saying is that “honesty will destroy reporting?” If that is the case, then it wasn’t really reporting in the first place, was it?


5 posted on 06/13/2008 8:02:28 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I tried to explain that I meant it as a compliment, but that only appears to have made things worse.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"...and people should be assured journalists abide by governing principles, even if they’re not explicitly stated."

Thats a liberal characteristic. Thinking everyone else is just as stupid as you are.

Nobody with half a brain would believe this absolute, stinking Bravo Sierra, but I bet that imbecile said it with a straight face anyway.

6 posted on 06/13/2008 8:02:50 AM PDT by libs_kma (The land of the free, because of the brave)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Knowledge of Journalist Votes Would Compromise Reporting

You mean there actually is someone on the planet who doesn't already know how journalists vote? They must be the ones who can't read or hear.

7 posted on 06/13/2008 8:05:36 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Yes! I am a Liberal Democrat & Yes! I am a National Big Media Reporter! "

"But I'd Never Ever show my hatred for President Bush, Republicans or Conservatives. ...never have, never will! "

8 posted on 06/13/2008 8:06:21 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This is the difference between Talk Radio (alternative media) and the Mainstream Moronic Media. When you listen to Rush or Mark levin you know exactly where their allegiance is,...no need to ask. Everyone of these dimwit telepromter readers should have to announce their party affiliation and voting record everytime they go on TV.

That having been said, Gregory is a leftist twit. I wouldn't hire this putz to spear trash!

9 posted on 06/13/2008 8:06:48 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Gregory and his ilk are not reporters, but merely partisan shills.


10 posted on 06/13/2008 8:07:38 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This fool’s asshatery never ceases to amaze.


11 posted on 06/13/2008 8:13:01 AM PDT by Scourge of God (McCain? Mickey Mouse? Decisions, decisions.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Gregory...told the audience the expansion of the new media – talk radio, 24-hour cable news channels and the Internet – had been bad for society.”

Translation: “How dare anybody challenge OUR self-awarded right to tell YOU what to think? WE know what’s best, and YOU had damned well better listen to US.”


12 posted on 06/13/2008 8:13:52 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"Gregory also discussed the rise of other competing media. He told the audience the expansion of the new media – talk radio, 24-hour cable news channels and the Internet – had been bad for society."

BAAWWWAAAHHHHHHHHHHH.......yeah....the TRUTH hurts!

13 posted on 06/13/2008 8:15:27 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
AND...he SAID THIS....with a straight face???? " “So many people among us are seeking out their point-of-view, they’re not seeking out different points-of-view,” Gregory said. “They’re seeking out their own point-of-view and that leads to more judgment.”

BAAAAWEEEEHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAA.........OMG.......POT-KETTLE-BLACK

14 posted on 06/13/2008 8:18:41 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: RobinOfKingston

The arrogance of these leftist reporters—in fact, of leftists, period—never ceases to amaze me. We knuckle-draggers just can’t handle all of these new sources of information. Muddles our very limited thinking abilities. I suppose we should just leave things to Gregory and his gaggle of straight-shooting, non-biased, fellow truth tellers. They will guide us through our pathetic, unimportant little lives, slowly and patiently, making certain we have all of the information they believe we can handle. Naturally, all of the proper conclusions will be pre-drawn for our benefit. How these people voted??? You mean, as if we didn’t already know???


15 posted on 06/13/2008 8:21:27 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
According to Jewish Law, it is a sin discredit or say negative thing about a person, even if they are true, a sin called lashon ha-ra. Gregory said using that for his show would have compromised those religious and moral guidelines.

WTF!!! (pardon my acronym)

How in the hell can he be a reporter if he can never report anything negative about a person. Hey Dick, is your show about puppies and kittens?

Gregory also discussed the rise of other competing media. He told the audience the expansion of the new media – talk radio, 24-hour cable news channels and the Internet – had been bad for society.

Translation: its bad for his career.

16 posted on 06/13/2008 8:24:06 AM PDT by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: Berlin_Freeper
and people should be assured journalists abide by governing principles, even if they’re not explicitly stated.

Bravo.
Sierra.

17 posted on 06/13/2008 8:25:44 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Gregory also discussed the rise of other competing media. He told the audience the expansion of the new media – talk radio, 24-hour cable news channels and the Internet – had been bad for society.

This statemnet already gives away his bias.

18 posted on 06/13/2008 8:26:49 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Berlin_Freeper
According to Jewish Law, it is a sin discredit or say negative thing about a person, even if they are true, a sin called lashon ha-ra.

Unless, of course, the person is a conservative Republican.

19 posted on 06/13/2008 8:28:05 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Doc Savage
Everyone of these dimwit telepromter readers should have to announce their party affiliation and voting record everytime they go on TV.

I like that idea !! But better to have it listed under their name or when they sign off

Kind of like

Senator Klinton D-NY

David Gregory D-NBC

or

Have them sign off their report "For NBC News, Democrat Socialist David Gregory, from (insert present location)"

20 posted on 06/13/2008 8:33:28 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (DemocRATS....the party of Slavery, Segregation, Secularism, and Sedition)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

and he violated the hin-bin-shin or whatever in the same sentence.


21 posted on 06/13/2008 8:34:46 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (DemocRATS....the party of Slavery, Segregation, Secularism, and Sedition)
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To: Doc Savage
Everyone of these dimwit telepromter readers should have to announce their party affiliation and voting record everytime they go on TV.

Actually, they do, and they do so exactly in the same way that Rush does, or Mark Levin does, to use your examples. Every time they speak, every time they report, they betray their allegiances. Everyone does; it's only human---Robert Heinlein's professional witnesses were only fiction creations, after all.

The real way the mainstream media buffaloed America is by convincing them---i.e., us---that they were objective in the first place. When we bought into this fantasy, the die was cast.


22 posted on 06/13/2008 8:35:17 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“A lie is not a lie until you get caught.”


23 posted on 06/13/2008 8:35:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Berlin_Freeper

But doesn’t the public have the right to know? What hypocritical BS!


24 posted on 06/13/2008 8:37:54 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
He noted that people are clinging to their own “point-of-view” instead of exploring for others.

“So many people among us are seeking out their point-of-view, they’re not seeking out different points-of-view,” Gregory said. “They’re seeking out their own point-of-view and that leads to more judgment.”

What an asshole...

25 posted on 06/13/2008 8:39:05 AM PDT by johnny7 (Don't mess with my tag-lines!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
“That's David Gregory reporting from Pakistan.

Clearly drunk.”

- Imus

26 posted on 06/13/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: johnny7
"What an asshole..."

Now...Now....THAT's JUDGEMENTAL!

27 posted on 06/13/2008 9:13:14 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Liberals learning curves are pretty flat,)
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To: Oldpuppymax
How these people voted??? You mean, as if we didn’t already know???

The amazing part is that they think "we" don't know!

28 posted on 06/13/2008 11:14:59 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Man, that's stupid ... even by congressional standards.)
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