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Hunt Calls Santelli Comments ‘Sophomoric’ But Gregory Surprisingly Sympathetic
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/22/2009 8:43:35 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

On today’s Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory seemed surprisingly sympathetic to Rick Santelli’s epic, on-air denunciation of Pres. Obama’s plan that would force responsible homeowners to bail out the others. In contrast, Al Hunt played the part of the predictable liberal to perfection, dismissing Santelli’s soliloquy as “sophomoric.” Gregory aired a clip of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ contemptuous comments about Santelli, including the bit in which Gibbs holds up a copy of the president’s plan and sneeringly suggests Santelli print it off and read it.

Gregory indicated he had indeed read the plan–then explained why Santelli and so many others feel the way they do . . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alhunt; bailout; davidgregory; ricksantelli
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1 posted on 02/22/2009 8:43:35 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Al Hunt disses Santelli ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/22/2009 8:44:25 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (http://finkelblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-02-20msnbcmjiii.flv)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Al Hunt does all right for a guy whose brain shrivelled up and died on the vine many years ago.
3 posted on 02/22/2009 8:44:42 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Dems are in full panic mode. The wheels are coming of and they know it. Only a matter of time now....


4 posted on 02/22/2009 8:46:11 AM PST by refermech
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"Hunt Calls Santelli Comments ‘Sophomoric’ But Gregory Surprisingly Sympathetic,"

And who says Dimocrats aren't shrewd?

AL just maneuvered himself into a lifetime supply of teabags!

5 posted on 02/22/2009 8:49:05 AM PST by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: hinckley buzzard

I didn’t even know Hunt was still around. I am boycotting Sunday am talk shows. But Gregory ?? Some pigs just flew past my window.


6 posted on 02/22/2009 8:49:35 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: refermech

Yep. There is definitely an anger growing. I’ve noticed it and heard it.


7 posted on 02/22/2009 8:50:04 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: EDINVA

Hunt’s been relegated to the TV minor leagues of Bloomberg. Gregory has been surprisingly fair and balanced lately.


8 posted on 02/22/2009 8:51:38 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (http://finkelblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-02-20msnbcmjiii.flv)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I remember Dick Gregory from my college days, more than 30 years ago. I remember marking him down in my mind as someone who is honest and sincere, though with a view of the world that for the most part differs from mine.

My impression is that he calls ‘em as he sees ‘em. I can’t remember the incident that first brought him to my attention, but I do know this: he doesn’t march in lockstep with the “black power” movement.


9 posted on 02/22/2009 8:52:09 AM PST by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Like Rick Santelli stated, a CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT.

The only way to solve this is for the borrower and lender to rewrite their contract. That's what is in the best interest of both parties.

10 posted on 02/22/2009 8:52:25 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Steely Tom
I remember Dick Gregory from my college days, more than 30 years ago.

Uh...it's DAVID Gregory.

11 posted on 02/22/2009 8:53:20 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

I was wondering why he was looking so emaciated ;-)


12 posted on 02/22/2009 8:54:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (http://finkelblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-02-20msnbcmjiii.flv)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, it was sophmoric, but so what? Most of the MSM is so meek and compliant (fawning, really), you need a couple of rabble-rousers who will tell it like it is.


13 posted on 02/22/2009 8:55:17 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ll take your word for Gregory being f&b but I AM an elephant with a long memory of how smarmy he was to President Bush. But he is in a totally different role now, so with your imprimatur, will give him the benefit of the doubt. Still, I ain’t watchin no Sunday morning talking heads for a long time to come ... so need you now more than ever ;)


14 posted on 02/22/2009 8:55:37 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: rbg81

Sophomorism in the defense of liberty is no vice ;-)


15 posted on 02/22/2009 8:55:54 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (http://finkelblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-02-20msnbcmjiii.flv)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

16 posted on 02/22/2009 8:56:26 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Steely Tom

My prior impression of Dick Gregory was as a liberal weasel. I think he’s cleaned up his act since he took over Meet the Press—to try to maintain that show’s evenhanded legacy. I think he will eventually revert to his old demeanor, but it may take a while.


17 posted on 02/22/2009 8:57:13 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: EDINVA

Check out the video clip and see if it doesn’t seem that Gregory is doing more than describing Santelli’s case, that he’s actually endorsing it.


18 posted on 02/22/2009 8:57:16 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (http://finkelblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2009-02-20msnbcmjiii.flv)
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To: EDINVA

I’m with you in not watching the Sunday AM shows. For over fifty years we’ve been allowing those clowns that moderate the shows to control our political dialogue. It’s over for them. We are going AROUND them.


19 posted on 02/22/2009 8:59:09 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Am I the only person with a driving desire to smack the snot out of Hunt and stomp on his glasses?


20 posted on 02/22/2009 8:59:34 AM PST by Larry381 ("in the final instance civilization is always saved by a platoon of soldiers" Oswald Spengler)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Al Hunt played the part of the predictable liberal?????????

:) LOL over and over and over again!


21 posted on 02/22/2009 9:00:02 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: tsmith130
Uh...it's DAVID Gregory.

What? Who?

Never mind.

22 posted on 02/22/2009 9:01:15 AM PST by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Al...speaking of Dupes! :)


23 posted on 02/22/2009 9:02:19 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hunt is still alive? I thought he croaked a long time ago. Geesh. Old liberals never die, they just smell that way.


24 posted on 02/22/2009 9:02:31 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The media lied, America died !)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I didn't even know Al was still around, much less his brain.

Isn't he married to an equally dense female talking head? I can't remember which one.

vaudine

25 posted on 02/22/2009 9:05:30 AM PST by vaudine
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To: hinckley buzzard

Al Hunt = Bill Press

morons.


26 posted on 02/22/2009 9:08:19 AM PST by y6162
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To: GOP_Lady
The only way to solve this is for the borrower and lender to rewrite their contract.

Then, what happened to: A CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT. ??

You want your cake and eat it too.

27 posted on 02/22/2009 9:08:59 AM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: EDINVA
I’ll take your word for Gregory being f&b but I AM an elephant with a long memory of how smarmy he was to President Bush. But he is in a totally different role now, so with your imprimatur, will give him the benefit of the doubt. Still, I ain’t watchin no Sunday morning talking heads for a long time to come ... so need you now more than ever ;)

Gregory is an unctuous self-promoter whose world revolves around himself. If I'm not mistaken he's the same coward who abandoned Don Imus during the "knappy-haired ho" flap and this was after Imus had made this virtual nobody into a psuedo-star by having him almost continuously on his show.

28 posted on 02/22/2009 9:10:32 AM PST by Larry381 ("in the final instance civilization is always saved by a platoon of soldiers" Oswald Spengler)
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To: rbg81
Well, it was sophmoric, but so what?

Huh...how do you figure that?

29 posted on 02/22/2009 9:11:41 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Obama says we should listen to our enemies, but not to Rush)
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To: EDINVA

I’m with you about Hunt. Is his wife still around, and Maxi Shields, and what about Eleanor(throw her off the)Clift?
I haven’t seen or heard about those people for years.
I hope to say the same about McCain, Snow, Spector etc, etc.


30 posted on 02/22/2009 9:12:13 AM PST by LeavingNewYork
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To: Mad Dawgg

Yeah but it’s not the kind of tea bags that you make tea with. Come to think of it, Al will probably enjoy it all the more.


31 posted on 02/22/2009 9:12:17 AM PST by marlon
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Al Hunt played the part of the predictable liberal to perfection, dismissing Santelli’s soliloquy as “sophomoric.”

Calling somebody's argument "sophomoric" is a lame "Emperor's New Clothes" response.

He can't be bothered to tell you what's wrong with the argument, he'll just imply that you're a child if you don't know.

32 posted on 02/22/2009 9:12:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

To these liberals, ALL of America is “sophomoric.” That right there is the motivating factor behind their desire to lord over everybody.


33 posted on 02/22/2009 9:13:29 AM PST by Seven Minute Maniac
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To: rbg81
Function: adjective Date: 1813

1 : conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature

2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a sophomore

34 posted on 02/22/2009 9:16:17 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Obama says we should listen to our enemies, but not to Rush)
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To: Steely Tom; iMacMan

I agree. I also think, thus far, he’s doing a better job than Russert.


35 posted on 02/22/2009 9:17:24 AM PST by BufordP ("I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system."--George "the Abandoner" Bush)
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To: refermech
Saw an interview with Granholm (Michigan Gov) this morning. she blamed the whole thing on the war in Iraq. CNN’s King the younger one - let her get away with it.
36 posted on 02/22/2009 9:18:34 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Chevron 7 will not engage!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
On today’s Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory seemed surprisingly sympathetic to Rick Santelli’s epic, on-air denunciation of Pres. Obama’s plan...

Ummmm, 93% of us are paying our mortages on time - even David Gregory's smart enough to know that standing with the 7% rather than the 93% might hurt his ratings....

37 posted on 02/22/2009 9:18:34 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Douche bag says what.

38 posted on 02/22/2009 9:19:30 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: refermech

Yes, I agree!! Watched Meet the Press this morning (rarely do) and was surprised at the left’s agreeing to most of the right’s statement that the housing bailout was unfair. The only statement they could make was that what else is there to do but to bail them out?


39 posted on 02/22/2009 9:21:47 AM PST by spiderfern
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To: Steely Tom

Maybe he finally took his meds for the BDS he was suffering from


40 posted on 02/22/2009 9:21:52 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: dead

He can’t be bothered to tell you what’s wrong with the argument, he’ll just imply that you’re a child if you don’t know.

point


41 posted on 02/22/2009 9:24:13 AM PST by Son House (National Disasters Will Be Devastating Since Mr. Øbama's Spending Will Erode First Response Funding)
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To: GOP_Lady
Like Rick Santelli stated, a CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT.

"A contract is a contract" needs to apply to:

homeowners who wanted more than they could afford -

Banks who were greedier than they could cover...

Hedge funds who played for sinfully high returns but didn't want to accept the risk

And Madoff's greedy multilmillionairs.

NO bailouts.

NO BAILOUTS FOR ANY OF THEM.

42 posted on 02/22/2009 9:24:34 AM PST by GOPJ (The MSM will trumpet every hard luck housing story they can find to undermine Santelli.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Okay—enough with the nitpicking.

Honestly, most traders are conceited and overconfident by nature—its part of the culture. IMHO, Santelli did come of as somewhat immature and angry. But as I said: so what? He was right on the money. I AGREED with him.

Like I said, sometimes you need a rabble-rouser to get though people’s thick skulls.


43 posted on 02/22/2009 9:33:06 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

FWIW, Hunt is on Bloomberg, and Gregory is on NBC/MSNBC


44 posted on 02/22/2009 9:34:19 AM PST by PghBaldy (Both parties have destroyed this economy. Dems in charge now, and we are doomed.)
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To: rbg81

DAVID, not DICK. Dick was the black guy (Panther?) who then did diets?


45 posted on 02/22/2009 9:35:54 AM PST by PghBaldy (Both parties have destroyed this economy. Dems in charge now, and we are doomed.)
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To: Finny

Contracts between TWO PARTIES CAN be REWRITTEN, if both parties agree.


46 posted on 02/22/2009 9:39:08 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Finny

If both parties VOLUNTARILY agree to alter a contract, that is not issue—it happens all the time. The part I detest is when the Government forces them to do it at the expense of one party.


47 posted on 02/22/2009 9:40:13 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: All

Al Hunt is married to the former CNN anchor Judy Woodruff, she of the perpetually sour outlook. They have one son, who no doubt will be in therapy his entire life.


48 posted on 02/22/2009 9:40:58 AM PST by Miss Marple
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To: PghBaldy

Yeah, whatever his name is. The guy I’m talking about is the WHITE moderator of Meet the Press.


49 posted on 02/22/2009 9:41:06 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: rbg81
Yes, you are correct.

In fact, language allowing for an agreement to be rewritten, if both parties agree, is often included in that agreement. I see it all the time.

This protects both parties if not-to-good things happen.

50 posted on 02/22/2009 9:43:14 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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