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David Gregory Says 'Prominent Views Within Israel' Support Obama's Speech - But Can't Name One
NewsBusters ^ | May 20, 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 05/20/2011 12:13:52 PM PDT by george76

Meet the Press" host David Gregory said Friday there are "prominent views within Israel" that support President Obama's controversial Mideast peace ideas expressed the day before.

When asked by MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, "What major Israeli public figures have come out supporting the President's speech," Gregory couldn't name one (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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Unfortunately for the "Meet the Press" host, Scarborough exposed the charade with a simple question.

Readers are reminded that Gregory has been celebrated by his comrades in the media all week for his gotcha interview with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich last Sunday.

Unlike those clips, it's a metaphysical certitude the Obama-loving press aren't going to be replaying this exchange with Scarborough non-stop for the next 72 hours.

"Journalism" today is about exposing the misstatements and misdeeds of Republicans not those of folks on the left and the shills that support them.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 05/20/2011 12:13:53 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Mr. Gregory is neither a reporter, nor a commentator, nor a person anyone should pay attention to.

He is a snob, and he probably voted for Mr. Obama several times.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 12:16:27 PM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: RexBeach

He’s a despicable biased jerk.


3 posted on 05/20/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: RexBeach

He is a Lib. Some Israeli Jews are Libs too. Libs must have a defective gene.


4 posted on 05/20/2011 12:25:46 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: screaminsunshine
No doubt Livni and Obama are in cahoots

Livni praises Obama, blasts Netanyahu

5 posted on 05/20/2011 12:27:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Is Livni an atheist right-winger?


6 posted on 05/20/2011 12:32:29 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( I stand with Israel!)
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To: george76

Larry Derfner, Amos Oz, Saeb Erkat...


7 posted on 05/20/2011 12:35:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Wow - that was telling. Gregory caught lying straight out!


8 posted on 05/20/2011 12:35:25 PM PDT by Dansong
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To: george76

Or unless he’s counting Gaza as part of Israel.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: george76

“David Gregory Says ‘Prominent Views Within Israel’ Support Obama’s Speech - But Can’t Name One”

In typical fahion, the MSM just makes it up as they go along. Now all the water cooler libs will quote him as an authoritative source on the subject.


10 posted on 05/20/2011 12:39:41 PM PDT by Spok
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To: george76

Sure thing... like David Gregory has any credibility. LOL, LOL, LMAO


11 posted on 05/20/2011 12:40:44 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: george76

Is he the clown that asked Bush a question in French during a Presser with Sakorzy?


12 posted on 05/20/2011 12:47:52 PM PDT by AU72
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To: george76

Yes. There is a significant Israeli Leftist/Liberal movement in Israel.

Some of them even protest with the Arabs against Israel. I know it is crazy and suicidal, but it is real.

Unfortunately, being born Israeli does not wipe out the crazy liberal Jew gene.

BTW, I have spoken with actual holocaust survivors who say they have seen all of this before. Many tried to warn the Jews about the NAZIs but they would not listen. They accused the people warning them of being ‘crazy’ and exaggerating the threat. “That could never happen. That can’t be true.” is what many of them said at the time.

They refused to believe it then, and many still refuse to believe today, that it could happen again.

It is just in their genes (part ostrich maybe). What can you do?


13 posted on 05/20/2011 12:51:03 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: george76

The interview with Newt wasn’t a “gotcha,” because it comes down to the fact Newt called Ryan’s plan “radical right wing social engineering.” There’s plenty to hate when it comes to the MSM, but Newt lobbed that grenade himself.


14 posted on 05/20/2011 12:51:57 PM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan ("The liberal agenda is the liberal neurosis made manifest."--Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D.)
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To: 240B

I can only imagine what it must have been like to somebody living in Britain in the mid-30s, when the media castigated Winston Churchill for daring to say that Hitler was an evil man.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 12:52:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yep

Israel does the same thing to it’s own citizens.

If you become known in Israel as being too anti-Arab in your speach, you will be branded a ‘radical’ with all that comes with that label.

Israel is a socialist Jewish nation. Therefore, they behave in a classically Jewish way which is traditionally (in the modern sense of traditional) apologetic and appeasing.

It is my opinion that if almost any non-Jewish nation ruled Israel, there would not be any West Bank or Gaza. Goyim would have taken care of this problem decades ago. This Liberal obsession with ‘being nice’ to the Arabs is what has brought Israel to this place, on the brink of losing it all because they will not do what they know is necessary.

Uh Oh, I just branded myself as a ‘radical’. I can hear Israelis saying, “he’s crazy” just like they did before.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 1:07:39 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: george76
"Readers are reminded that Gregory has been celebrated by his comrades in the media all week for his gotcha interview with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich last Sunday."

That Gregory got the best of Newt says a whole lot more about Newt than it does about Gregory.

17 posted on 05/20/2011 1:09:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: george76

This POS came down hard when Tony Snow identified his partisanship. David Gregory is no more than half the journalist my 10 y/o granddaughter could be in his position.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 1:14:20 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: george76

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKLVyZ_tgXc

The Secret To David Gregory’s Great Hair


19 posted on 05/20/2011 1:14:40 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: george76
David Gregory gets this week's Kevin Drum Award:

Mother Jones' Kevin Drum on Obama:

"...the reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at all, I'd literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he's smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions, and more farsighted. I voted for him because I trust his judgment, and I still do."

20 posted on 05/20/2011 2:02:24 PM PDT by kiryandil
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To: RexBeach

This little toad Gregory is to Hussein as Monica was to Bill.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 2:30:55 PM PDT by Ax
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To: RexBeach

Of course he voted for Obama as often as possible.

And his wife, Beth Wilkinson, is the former General Counsel of, um, FANNIE MAE.

So ole David is living off her millions in taxpayer rip-offs to boot.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 2:40:59 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: george76

Doesn’t this remind you of that Nic Robertson (?) clip Rush is always playing, where that journalist keeps asking Egyptians how much they love Obama.

They each say they don’t love Obama.

When the journalist wraps it up, he says something like “So, as you can see, most Egyptians love Obama.”

And who cares even if there are some people within Israel who support a return to 1967 borders? The question is what is right, for Israel, for the U.S., for the rest of the world.

Ohhh, some “prominent views” [sic] in the U.S. support MARXISM. So what? They must be defeated.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 2:44:06 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: 240B

Actually, we experience much the same thing here, don’t we? And I don’t mean just among American jews.

There are people who simply refuse to believe the writing on the wall.

No matter how many times Liberal policies fail, they cannot be dissuaded from doubling down on them again and again.

Yes, Jews have a special history which, one would think, would cause them to be especially mindful of policies that support survival and those that don’t. But the Conservative v. Liberal worldview is what it is.

Unfortunately.


24 posted on 05/20/2011 2:47:39 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: dfwgator

Good point.


25 posted on 05/20/2011 2:48:57 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: george76

Straw Mans. Let me show you them.


26 posted on 05/20/2011 2:50:24 PM PDT by Per-Ling
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To: 240B

You have an interesting perspective. I would say the “reputation” (perhaps for lack of a better word) of the Israeli zeitgeist is that they would ruthlessly defend their country’s existence, including whatever borders they felt necessary, if they felt they could “get away” with it in the eyes of the world that -— contrast again with your perspective — that is apolgetic and appeasing to the Arab world.

I often think of a video clip I saw of an incident at one of the Tea Party rallies during Tea Party summer. Two people were shouting at each other. Talking about supporting Obama, one said something like, “You’re a Jew! Don’t you care about Israel?” The woman replied, “Yes, I care about Israel, but only when they’re not acting like a*holes!”

Like, what?


27 posted on 05/20/2011 2:54:01 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: kiryandil

That makes me vomit.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding their comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: 240B

The Neturei Karta sect are Orthodox Jews that do not believe in the Zionist state and don’t believe the Jews will have a state until the Jewish Messiah comes. They are the ones used by the leftist media every time they need to point to an example of Jews that are reasonable about the Muslim positions. The leftist also drag out the Hanafi Muslims when they want to show how peace loving all real Muslims are and both groups together don’t have more than 15,000 members world wide.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 2:58:02 PM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: bdfromlv

There are more than just one Orthodox sect that does not support the State of Israel. I know of 5 or 6 sects like that and yes, they are all very small in number. But that is not what I am talking about.

I was talking about secular Leftist Israelis. They are not religious at all.


30 posted on 05/20/2011 3:29:02 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: george76

They resort to flat-out lies to protect the champion they backed. All Israel realizes what would happen if they agreed to abandon their citizens living in the West Bank and Golan Heights. Obama is trying for political gain by plying the media with what he knows the left wants to hear. The majority of the American people stand with our friend Israel. What he gains with the left (which he already has) he just lost with the middle. It’s things like this that will slam the Democratic party next November. From the reaction of the Democratic party to this stupid statement, you can tell they do not yet know how bad it will hurt them. They learned nothing from the 2010 trouncing they suffered. Let’s hope they don’t wake up in time for 2012. If they don’t, the Republicans will have it all.


31 posted on 05/20/2011 4:04:53 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: george76

They resort to flat-out lies to protect the champion they backed. All Israel realizes what would happen if they agreed to abandon their citizens living in the West Bank and Golan Heights. Obama is trying for political gain by plying the media with what he knows the left wants to hear. The majority of the American people stand with our friend Israel. What he gains with the left (which he already has) he just lost with the middle. It’s things like this that will slam the Democratic party next November. From the reaction of the Democratic party to this stupid statement, you can tell they do not yet know how bad it will hurt them. They learned nothing from the 2010 trouncing they suffered. Let’s hope they don’t wake up in time for 2012. If they don’t, the Republicans will have it all.


32 posted on 05/20/2011 4:04:53 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: 240B
Very true and probably sent by Russia as part of the soviet repatriation to help keep the pot stirred and turmoil when needed
33 posted on 05/21/2011 3:12:53 AM PDT by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

Obama is trying to undermine the Netanyahu government because he is in sympathy with his opposition. Thus he thinks of Bibi pretty much as he does Scott Walker —a political enemy.


34 posted on 05/21/2011 10:23:31 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: kiryandil
"Mother Jones' Kevin Drum on Obama:

"...the reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at all, I'd literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he's smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions, and more farsighted. I voted for him because I trust his judgment, and I still do."

What part of that isn't true? Kevin Drum is the drumbest of the drumb at MJ.

35 posted on 05/21/2011 11:30:41 AM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were 4 years ago? Will you be better off 4 years from now?!")
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To: denydenydeny
Or unless he’s counting Gaza as part of Israel.

Or maybe the upper east side.

36 posted on 05/21/2011 12:04:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: StAnDeliver

Somebody summarized Drum’s view as “Obama is by definition smarter than anybody stupid enough to vote for him.”


37 posted on 05/21/2011 12:15:53 PM PDT by x
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To: george76
It's rare that truth breaks through like that live on the air.

Did Gregory come up with that on his own or was he just repeating the talking points?

38 posted on 05/21/2011 12:20:27 PM PDT by x
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To: Ax

“This little toad Gregory is to Hussein as Monica was to Bill.”

Most likely literally so.


39 posted on 05/21/2011 3:19:29 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: george76

David Gregory lives in the parallel universe of his own making! What a loon...fawning over goons!


40 posted on 05/21/2011 4:18:47 PM PDT by LUV W (RAISING CAIN!!!!)
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To: RexBeach
[Mr. Gregory is neither a reporter, nor a commentator. . .]

He and the rest of the “news people” on television are actors who read a script in front of a camera, portraying a “journalist.” They are chosen for their looks, voice and “personality.” They are not journalists. The news they read comes from reporters in their bureaus, from wire services or often is just ripped out of a newspaper and rewritten by a copy writer

The gross incompetence displayed by Dan Rather and his producer in the “60 Minutes” Bush/Texas Air Guard fiasco is an example of the skill level of this “profession.”

41 posted on 05/21/2011 4:49:11 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: george76

Gregory was disgusting when he pulled the race card on Newt for no good reason (and I don’t even back Newt as a presidential candidate).

Gregory has zero charisma. I don’t know how he got the job, even in the world of liberalism.


42 posted on 05/21/2011 9:26:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: george76

What more does one need to say than, “David Gaygory”? BTW, if he has a “wife” she’s a beard. If he allegedly has children, they’re the products of artificial insemination by a real man.


43 posted on 05/21/2011 11:21:37 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: dfwgator

It looks like David Gregory was correct in that the leader of the opposition party (Kadima) has in fact supported Imam Hussein’s speech. But apparently Gregory could not name her.


44 posted on 05/22/2011 10:15:13 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

That would be the gang bosses in Fatah and Hamas — since both are illegally occupying Israeli territory. Thanks george76.


45 posted on 05/23/2011 10:23:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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