Skip to comments.NYTimes Reporter Tweets: ‘This Is What Happens When You Cancel on Meet the Press’ (NBC hits back)
Posted on 05/23/2010 7:22:22 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
TV Newser: The headline is from a tweet by New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter. He is referring to Kentucky Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul's decision to cancel his scheduled appearance on NBC's long-running Sunday morning public affairs show.
What happened? Host David Gregory looked at the week that was for Paul, and it was not pretty.
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They are scared. They are scared. One can cut it with a knife, it is so thick in the air.
I can understand that feeling. that Gregory guy is really something.
Gregory is a something of a tool
...among all five of the Kentucky voters that actually watch Meet the press.
I think that Gregory is sitting on one of obama’s stogies.
"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps!"
Gregory has yet to accept a challenge from Mark Levin!
MS cowards use soundbites first ti destroy credibility before actually proving anything they believe in!!!
Gregory is a bully/coward like Obama. Levin would fold him up, and put him on the shelf.
Why is it still called meet the press?
” Why is it still called meet the press? “
Because Limbaugh has a trademark on “ Meet the Depressed”
Rand is their new target.
They’re trying to help the democrats pick-off a GOP US Senate seat in Kentucky.
Gregory dances like a girl.
Longest running show on TV, at least by title. 10 years from now, if NBC still exists, they will run a sit-com with that title just to keep it going.
link no good
Apparently admin mod was concerned that I wasn’t joking!
The top link works.
You had the humor insignia there, right?
>> You had the humor insignia there, right?
Yeah, but maybe it changed to a *new* insignia or something... there’s always some bozo like me who doesn’t get the word.
They’re just concerned about Paul’s extreme views. Like limited government.
Is that the only with Little Lukey Russert?
Why is it still called meet the press?
When Barney Frank is on they call it ‘Press the Meat!’
“They are scared.”
The most scary thing to an idealogical reporter is to be irrelevent.
I love to see the increasing irrelevance of the MSM. Paul will not suffer at all from canceling his appearance, which is the biggest and baddest insult he could have given them.
GE doesn’t approve of Rand Paul as the “establishment” candidate, so the NBC/MSNBC whores do what they are told and lie and distort. Meanwhile, no one outside their circle gives a crap what they think. They are irrelevant ...
They're peein' in their pants scared.
Do, or do not. There is no "try"...
Meet the Press isn’t that the show that everyone quit watching when Gregory took over who’s ratings are now in the toilet?
What the state-run media fails to understand is that every time they attack Paul, his stock goes up. I’ll send his campaign money now just because asshats like Gregory, Stephanopoulos, and Maddow are doing hit pieces on him. Too bad these clowns weren’t half as inquisitive about Obama’s background and positions prior to his election.
Obviously. But Rand Paul walked into a trap on the Maddow show in a situation where he could not win. He should have known nothing good was going to come out of it. Now he plays into their hands a second time by failing to show up to take the heat and missing a chance for more national TV minutes to explain his principles. Paul is beginning to look like a blind man navigating an obstacle course.
As much as they may wish, this is no “Macaca” moment. When Rand starts talking about limited government and states’ rights, most of the electorate have no idea what he’s talking about. He didn’t use the N-word or any available substitute, so they won’t make a connection to racism no matter how hard the press tries to zig-zag the dots.
If we stick with Paul, nothing has happened. Everyone that hated him before still hates him.
Personally, I admire anyone who cancels Meet the Press. Who watches those shows anymore?
Obama has also canceled his ‘meet the Press’..........and Rand just wants to follow in the great ones footsteps.
The days are gone when a NYT tweet does anything at all.
(Trannie freaks and Cuomo force a private business to permit male and female employees to cross-dress and other madness. Government should have NO RIGHT to do this)
As its influence wanes, the DNC Media must be increasingly shrill and partisan to affect events. However, doing so makes the extent of their bias visible to more and more people.
There may not be a solution. At least, I certainly hope not.
Big Interesting Times Bump... That old Chinese curse was right on the money, wasn’t it?
Gee. He probably didn't. He knows it would have been one of MTPs top ten all time ratings, so people who understand these things might inquire as to why they didn't bring Levin on.
Well, it comes and goes...
Rand made the right choice to stay away. That simple drunk Gregory was all set to ambush Rand and do the “gotcha” thing on him face to face anyway. Whether or not Rand was in the studio at the time is irrelevant.
I hope that the good people of Kentucky take exception to what the media is doing to him and just get more “fired up” to vote for him in November.
Because “Meet The Press” is the oldest show on TV; for real.
Watch his poll numbers go up. Does anybody believe KY is going Dem today?
Pray for America
Rand Paul is running for US Senator from Kentucky and I would advise him to limit his campaigning to Kentucky and to stay off the national stage.
He doesn't owe the national LSM any explanations.
Sarah Palin provided him good cover today when she spoke on Fox News Sunday.
I think Rand Paul is right in his clarifications about what he means and his interpretation of the impacts of the Civil Rights Act. He he's right on when he says he is a supporter of civil rights. He's a supporter of the Civil Rights Act and equal rights. He would have marched with Martin Luther King Jr., he said.
And he will oppose any efforts to diminish or erode away any aspect of the Civil Rights Act, so he's supportive. And I think there is certainly a double standard at play here.
When Rand Paul had anticipated that he'd be able to engage in a discussion, he being a libertarian-leaning constitutional conservative, being able to engage in a discussion with a TV character, a media personality, who perhaps had an agenda in asking the question and then interpreting his answer the way that she did, he wanted to talk about, evidently, some hypotheticals as it applies to impacts on the Civil Rights Act, as it impacts our Constitution.
So he was given the opportunity finally to clarify, and unequivocally he has stated that he supports the Civil Rights Act.
WALLACE: Do you see some similarities to what politicians and the press did to you in the fall of 2008?
PALIN: Yeah, absolutely. So you know, one thing that we can learn in this lesson that I have learned and Rand Paul is learning now is don't assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda, who may be prejudiced before they even get into the interview in regards to what your answer may be and then the opportunity that they seize to get you.
You know, they're looking for that "gotcha" moment. And that's what it evidently appears to be that they did with Rand Paul, but I'm thankful that he was able to clarify his answer about his support for the Civil Rights
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