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Report: 'Meet The Press' May Get Axed
Brietbart Big Journalism ^ | December 23, 2013 | Tony Lee

Posted on 12/24/2013 6:42:28 AM PST by Zakeet

NBC's flagship Sunday show, Meet The Press, has seen its ratings go bust as it continually props up members of the permanent political class in Washington, D.C.'s "Boomtown." Now the show may get axed from NBC News's lineup.

According to the New York Post, new NBC News president Deborah Turness "has been trying to figure out the future for David Gregory’s 'Meet the Press.'" She is reportedly considering "bringing in MSNBC’s 'Morning Joe' team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski for a Sunday show, or blowing up the entire franchise and trying something completely different."

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The show has seen its ratings hit a 21-year low. As Breitbart News reported, the nosedive started when Gregory accused 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich of racism for merely stating that the number of Americans who have had to go on food stamps has increased in President Barack Obama's economy.

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... and we still have no idea how this could have possibly happened!

1 posted on 12/24/2013 6:42:28 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I haven’t watched Meet the Press in several years.

Used to watch it religiously.

Different anchor. I guess.


2 posted on 12/24/2013 6:43:55 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, bring him back...)
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To: Zakeet
"DNC" Dave is deeply sadden.

3 posted on 12/24/2013 6:44:46 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Zakeet

Buh-bye, David!


4 posted on 12/24/2013 6:45:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Zakeet

They were axing the wrong questions.


5 posted on 12/24/2013 6:47:49 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Zakeet

“...She is reportedly considering “bringing in MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski for a Sunday show,...”

Bwahahahahahaha.........!

Guess she wants to make sure that what’s on the screen is at least as dumb as our dork-O-dent.


6 posted on 12/24/2013 6:48:22 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Zakeet
Propaganda is boring.

The propaganda that "continually props up" "The Capitol People," i.e. "members of the permanent political class in Washington, D.C." is beginning to bore even the Lower Slobovians who slavishly conform to its groupthink.

7 posted on 12/24/2013 6:49:29 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: Zakeet
They could just change the name to something more appropriate like

Meet the Lewinskis


8 posted on 12/24/2013 6:49:54 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: All
Separated at birth?

9 posted on 12/24/2013 6:50:26 AM PST by Zakeet (If socialists understood economics, they wouldn't be socialists - Friedrich Hayek)
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To: Zakeet

Poetic justice?


10 posted on 12/24/2013 6:51:06 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Zakeet

Are news programs now anything other than reality shows?


11 posted on 12/24/2013 6:51:31 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Zakeet
I'm probably giving them way too much credit, but I sometimes wonder if the so-called "journalists" of the MSM are so thoroughly indoctrinated in groupthink that they don't even realize that what they're spewing forth is propaganda.

Probably. But I doubt that they've got much wit to begin with. We're not talking about great minds.

12 posted on 12/24/2013 6:54:38 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: Zakeet

We need shows like Press the Meat, but they have to feature real questions by actual journalists. I doubt canceling the show will lead to the right lessons being learned.


13 posted on 12/24/2013 6:54:49 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Fresh Wind

They should give baseball bats to everyone on these shows.Then ring Jerry Springer’s fight bell.
THAT I would be willing to watch.


14 posted on 12/24/2013 6:55:38 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Zakeet

Meet the Propagandists.

Adios.


15 posted on 12/24/2013 6:56:33 AM PST by R0CK3T
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To: Zakeet
Gregory said we can't be on every week...I told him if that's the case, he's toast.
16 posted on 12/24/2013 6:57:52 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I have never watched “Meet the Press.”

Could not care less it is going away.


17 posted on 12/24/2013 6:58:47 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Zakeet

Brilliant.
Joe will make things better.


18 posted on 12/24/2013 6:59:53 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I bet if they had Jody Miller from Newsbusted as a weekly guest it would prop up their ratings significantly.

Her latest episode.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_9HiFyWTJU


19 posted on 12/24/2013 7:01:08 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Zakeet

As SNL would say, Bubye!


20 posted on 12/24/2013 7:01:47 AM PST by winner3000
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To: Zakeet
So the suits are going to replace MTP with personalities from a morning show that gets killed by its competition by a 3 to 1 margin?

And how does NBC expect to display any journalistic integrity with Mika Brzinski, who receives her daily talking points directly from Valerie Jarrett?


21 posted on 12/24/2013 7:02:50 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Zakeet

Meet ax - Clever.....


22 posted on 12/24/2013 7:04:40 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Zakeet
Now the show may get axed from NBC News's lineup.

Couldn't happen soon enough for me. There is no reasoned and civilized discourse. It's nothing more than a vehicle for MSM liberals, but I repeat myself, to shout at and belittle conservatives.

Besides, its premise is all wrong. The press and its reporters are supposed to be the fly on the wall, observing and reporting significant events. Heisenberg aside, the press and its reporters are not part of the events reported.

"Meet The Press" reflects the MSM's arrogance that they "make the news". And when they behave in that fashion, they have given up any claim to being a legitimate fourth estate while descending into the propaganda arm of the wing of one of the other estates.

So goodbye "Meet The Press". Your demise will only be mourned by your sycophants who didn't jump ship in time.

23 posted on 12/24/2013 7:04:55 AM PST by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Zakeet

Meet the Press gave its soul to the company store.


24 posted on 12/24/2013 7:08:40 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Zakeet

If you bring in Joe and Mika to fix it, you’re doing it wrong.


25 posted on 12/24/2013 7:08:52 AM PST by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: DakotaGator
It's nothing more than a vehicle for MSM liberals, but I repeat myself, to shout at and belittle conservatives.

Most of the belittling comes via courtesy of David Brooks, token "conservative" of the NY Times.

26 posted on 12/24/2013 7:09:10 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Zakeet

Hey, here’s an idea: bring in Charles Krauthamer as host. Then watch the ratings (and the liberal heads explode). A real two-fer . . .


27 posted on 12/24/2013 7:10:15 AM PST by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: Zakeet

The only way I would know about this happening would be for me to read about it here as I quit watching that Libtard Circle Jerk years ago.


28 posted on 12/24/2013 7:11:26 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Zakeet

“...reportedly considering “bringing in MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski...”

The word “incest” comes to mind.


29 posted on 12/24/2013 7:12:34 AM PST by moovova
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To: Night Hides Not

Mika and Joe: T*t* and A**!!


30 posted on 12/24/2013 7:14:56 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Zakeet

Tim Russert proves just how irreplaceable he really was.

I’ve got to believe MTP is a victim of three unmistakable trends.

1) The Democrats will lie.
2) The lib media will do everything to support the Democrats.
3) The mainstream GOP hasn’t the balls to fight the Democrats.

When you know that, what is the point of watching any political show? I listen to Rush Limbaugh when he isn’t pushing iced tea or children’s books but even he is depressing because we all know the country is circling the drain, there’s nothing that can be done about it and if you voice your displeasure in any way, you’ll be censored as a racist bigot and get harassed by the NSA or the IRS.

2012 was our last chance and we were Romneyed.


31 posted on 12/24/2013 7:15:52 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: moovova

Never got over the loss of Tim Russert. Died in 2008. Obama dodged the big questions with his passing.


32 posted on 12/24/2013 7:20:39 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Charlemagne on the Fox
Hey, here’s an idea: bring in Charles Krauthamer as host.
Then watch the ratings (and the liberal heads explode). A real two-fer
Hey, here’s an idea: bring in Rush Limbaugh as host. ...
Then watch the ratings (and the liberal heads explode)
..there fixed.

33 posted on 12/24/2013 7:21:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes, it went from struggling to total dog crap when chimpy-boy took over. The uhhittable Deborah Turness (Even Laz keeps 10-foot-poles around for hitting that one) may well pull the plug, but I bet she tries bringing in the MSNBC morning crew to administer the final blow.

She thinks the Morning Joe crowd is just the best thing evah!


34 posted on 12/24/2013 7:22:08 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Zakeet

“Bring in Morning Joe!” Yeah that’ll fix it!

OMG How blind and stupid can these people be?


35 posted on 12/24/2013 7:25:53 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Stand W

I have to this day, never watched that show.

I am not avoiding it (although I would if I knew) but I really don’t know.

I guess I’ve found alternatives. Oh well.


36 posted on 12/24/2013 7:26:06 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, bring him back...)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I have not watched it since Tim died too. I also stopped watching “This Week” when David Brinkley retired.

The only “news” show I still occasionally watch is The McLaughlin Group

37 posted on 12/24/2013 7:27:55 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: DakotaGator

All of these show are little more than agenda meetings for the DNC. They drive the DNC talking points at Republicans and generally make them look like crazies because the questions are so slanted.

As the picture with Gregory holding the 30 round AR magazine, what was the purpose of that, except to drive home how really scary those magazines are.

Gregory and his ilk are not the press, they are not the fourth estate, they are a fifth column. They are nothing more than DNC operatives and they are no longer even wearing a disguise.

Why is Meet the Press failing... for the exact reason you cite, they are not flies on the wall, they are DNC activists.


38 posted on 12/24/2013 7:41:14 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: OrangeHoof
2012 was our last chance
and we were Romneyed.
It's our own fault, the GOP party screwed...
itself in '84 w/ GHWB as veep
..but, can't "revise" history
(infamous for the "read my lips" (taxes) comment in '88, then broke it later)
"If you don't practice "Conservatism" everyday,
you'll (eventually) become a Liberal"..(iirc) RwR.

39 posted on 12/24/2013 7:42:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: Zakeet

Try something completely different truth.


40 posted on 12/24/2013 7:45:20 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: DakotaGator
Exactly correct, Gator....pundits think they are the story. To that end, Gregory has lately taken to opening the show with a pundit panel segment.

That's a tell...they're more important than the news.

41 posted on 12/24/2013 7:47:48 AM PST by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: Ouderkirk
Why is Meet the Press failing...
for the exact reason you cite, they are
not flies on the wall, they are DNC activists.
tactfully...they are, look @ the...
/ cr@p the DNC gives them everyday

the (B@$t@rdized) Media corpse; if you will.

42 posted on 12/24/2013 7:50:56 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Russert was better by comparison, but he worked for Sen. Moynihan and thus began the parade of political operatives moving to sunday anchor chairs.

We news junkies have the Sunday morning thread here on FR where we watch, cheer, bitch. The bitching has been going on for a long while, including Russert's rein. Better by comparison only.

43 posted on 12/24/2013 7:55:41 AM PST by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: Zakeet

Dear ‘Meet The Press’ Fans: You Do Know It’s All Fake, Right?


44 posted on 12/24/2013 7:59:40 AM PST by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin out for ya?)
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To: chiller

Meet the Depressed?

Heck, go with Coulter, Ingraham and Crowley. Bring on squish Republicans every Sunday and let the luscious lawyers eat their breakfast.


45 posted on 12/24/2013 8:01:42 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: OrangeHoof

I think Mara Liasson would be great. She tries to play it down the middle, despite her personal feelings. That’s what worked so well for Russert.


46 posted on 12/24/2013 8:10:24 AM PST by boomstick (One of the fingers on the button will be German.)
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To: Zakeet

Meet the Depressed, no wonder.


47 posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:38 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Zakeet

Just rename it ‘Meet the Propgandists” or “Meet the Pressitutes” and make it into a satire/comedy show.


48 posted on 12/24/2013 8:13:28 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Zakeet

Meet the Statists & Propagandists? After their amplifiers get axed, they’re next on the chopping block.

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

Many…here…

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/caucus-members/

It’s easy to…

live - free - republic


49 posted on 12/24/2013 8:21:01 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Zakeet

ALL of the MSM talking head shows need to go! The actual truth will, always, dominate over leftist spin, but worldwide MSM TV, from day one of their existence, continues to refuse to practice actual truth, on all of the issues and for always. This, unfortunately, includes The Fox News Channel, which has and continues to move leftward, from day one of their existence.


50 posted on 12/24/2013 8:30:05 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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