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NBC Hired 'Psychological Consultant' to Assess 'Meet the Press' Host
Weekly Standard ^ | April 21, 2014 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 04/21/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT by 1Old Pro

NBC has been so alarmed at Meet the Press's decline, the network hired a "psychological consultant" to assess the host, David Gregory. The Washington Post reports:

Last year, the network undertook an unusual assessment of the 43-year-old journalist, commissioning a psychological consultant to interview his friends and even his wife. The idea, according to a network spokeswoman, Meghan Pianta, was “to get perspective and insight from people who know him best.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: consultant; davidgregory; meetthepress; nbc; nbcnews; psychologist
Too funny. They don't have to pay me to fix the show - stop the Obama and lib worshipping BIAS. People aren't entertained by this, they are smart enough to see it's a charade to promote liberalism.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Here, I’ll give this to them absolutely FREE.

You continue to tank because Meet the Press is MSNBC lite. The country is in no mood to listen to an hour of an Obama press conference every Sunday morning.

There, see, no charge.


2 posted on 04/21/2014 6:00:23 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: 1Old Pro

Is “HE SUCKS!!” considered a psychological disorder?


3 posted on 04/21/2014 6:03:13 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: 1Old Pro

I don’t like Dick Gregory, for the reasons you mentioned. However, he is doing exactly what they want him to do. The network bosses are the ones who need a psychiatrist if they don’t understand why his ratings are tanking. The low information voter (who everyone panders to these daze) isn’t going to watch Meet the Press.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: 1Old Pro

He leaves the image of “Planet Of The Apes” in most peoples minds,hence zero credibility from “Monkey Man”


5 posted on 04/21/2014 6:05:23 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: rbg81

Dick G was a comedian I think.Davie is Monkey Man


6 posted on 04/21/2014 6:06:25 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: 1Old Pro

Of course getting rid of him and hiring some one with some appeal was totally out of the question. :-)


7 posted on 04/21/2014 6:08:26 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 1Old Pro

Exec: “I don’t understand it. he’s a liberal metero; why isn’t it working?”


8 posted on 04/21/2014 6:10:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: 1Old Pro

9 posted on 04/21/2014 6:11:04 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: 1Old Pro

Mr. Halper and all Freepers;

By design of stock ownership (Class A and Class B) and voting agreements, among other things, the man that can hire or fire Grgory at will is Brian Roberts, son of Ralph Roberts, who with a big silver spoon in his mouth woke up one day and was boss of the largest media empire in the US.

Roberts, a Jewish man himself, frequently brags about how big a pal and how much money he gives to fellow Marxist Obama.

So, Brian Roberts name needs to go Household at FR. Blaming Gregory or even discussing him is a fools errand.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 6:18:39 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: 1Old Pro
The gibsmedat crowd never watched MTP and the people with a brain that used to got tired of having their intelligence insulted by a minor league propagandist like Gregory.

Here's an idea,tie the EBT card to watching NBC. No watch, no free stuff.

11 posted on 04/21/2014 6:20:38 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: 1Old Pro

Hahahaha!!! Good. Horseface Gregory snarls when talking to or about Republicans.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: CGASMIA68

Oops. You’re right. I meant David not Dick. A Freudian slip if there ever was one.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 6:22:07 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81
Dick Gregory:

David Gregory:


14 posted on 04/21/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: rbg81

For the record, I don’t like either Dick or David Gregory!


15 posted on 04/21/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Of course getting rid of him and hiring some one with some appeal was totally out of the question. :-)

Ronan Farrow????

16 posted on 04/21/2014 6:23:36 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 1Old Pro

Perhaps they need to add more Marxists? That should bring in the ratings!

Pray America wakes up


17 posted on 04/21/2014 6:26:26 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: 1Old Pro
Too funny. They don't have to pay me to fix the show - stop the Obama and lib worshipping BIAS. People aren't entertained by this, they are smart enough to see it's a charade to promote liberalism.

You nailed it but I'll only add that most people have seen through the veneer of phony “hard questioning” Gregory tries mightily to simulate when quizzing liberals, while he attempts to skewer conservatives with "gothcha" questions.

18 posted on 04/21/2014 6:34:04 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1
most people have seen through the veneer of phony “hard questioning” Gregory tries mightily to simulate when quizzing liberals, while he attempts to skewer conservatives with "gothcha" questions.

Exactly, when their "strategy" is simply too predicable and has become very stale. How many times can one watch this and yell better questions at the TV and not become so tired so for relief we simply turn the channel.

19 posted on 04/21/2014 6:49:49 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: 1Old Pro

Neither conservatives or liberals appear to like David Gregory. I don’t think it has to do w/ Gregory’s political views that no one likes to watch his show. I think no one likes to watch MTP because David Gregory sucks at his job. MTP is an unwatchable mess.

I’m thinking that there are two people left who want MTP to stay on the air...McCain & his lovely ‘buddy’ Lindsey. If not for MTP...how would we be able to hear the lovely tones of John and Lindsey?

Now why anyone would need to hire a psychologist to talk to Gregory’s friends (hello Karl Rove)...is beyond me. Would have saved some time if they just had the psychologist watch MTP a time or two. They would then just have to let the network folks know that there is nothing ‘wrong’ w/ David...he’s just not good at the job.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: Obadiah

Meet the Press, Meet the Liars.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 6:59:53 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: luvbach1

Nailed it.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 7:22:36 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: 1Old Pro

He must have had some sort of behind-the-scenes breakdown that caused co-workers or his bosses to become concerned.

Though none of us like Liberal talking heads, I would not make light of it.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 7:22:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 1Old Pro

These shows don’t even need “moderators”. It’s just a stream of hack politicians making their pre-written statements.

Senator, what color is the sky?

That is a very good question. Immigration policy in the United States for the past 40 years has been bla bla bla bla bla...............


24 posted on 04/21/2014 7:22:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: JPG

As a shrink for the past quarter century, this has always been my favorite cartoon - and a fairly accurate one sometimes.

Thanks for posting this gem.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 7:27:50 AM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: 1Old Pro

This guy is as unstable as the San Andreas fault.

26 posted on 04/21/2014 7:33:00 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Rummyfan

Separated at birth?


27 posted on 04/21/2014 7:41:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: 1Old Pro

Before they hated each other, Don Imus telephoned David Gregory—in Europe covering some event—on the air. When Gregory answered the phone it was obvious he was intoxicated. Imus terminated the call fairly quickly.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 7:59:28 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 1Old Pro

As usual, Twitte provides the best one-liner:

@redsteeze: How bad does it have to be for @davidgregory when you’re getting a psych test and your office is next to the woman with tampon earrings.


29 posted on 04/21/2014 8:03:50 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: 1Old Pro

They’re missing the target. Gregory is just being Gregory, he’s been a known commodity for decades.

They need to assess the minds of the people who define the programming of MTP.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 8:17:42 AM PDT 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: 1Old Pro

Ha haaaaa!!!


31 posted on 04/21/2014 8:19:40 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 1Old Pro
Last year, the network undertook an unusual assessment of the 43-year-old journalist, commissioning a psychological consultant to interview his friends and even his wife.

What? Gregory is hetero?

32 posted on 04/21/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 1Old Pro

Maybe it’s something to do with the fact that he’s a hypocritical self-appointed leftist would-be tyrant who thinks he shouldn’t be prosecuted for the very things for which he wants regular citizens prosecuted, like possessing-and showing publicly on national media-weapons and ammo which are illegal to own in the “People’s Democratic Socialist Capitol”.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 9:02:35 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: 1Old Pro

If anyone wants a good laugh look at the Comments section on the Huff Post . . . they say Gregory is a tool of the Koch Brothers and that the reason the show’s ratings have taken a hit is because the show is too conservative!!


34 posted on 04/21/2014 9:19:59 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: luvbach1
A local radio station used to simulcast Meet the Press. I was listening, and he was 'moderating' a debate between a Democrat and a Republican congressmen. I can't remember which ones, or what issue they were debating - it doesn't really matter. What I do remember is Gregory's behavior. The Democrat blathered on and on with his talking points with no interruption from Gregory. The republican had practically every syllable challenged by the host. I think that most reasonable viewers, even if they have a political view sympathetic to Gregory's, would be turned off by his style.
35 posted on 04/21/2014 9:31:40 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: rbg81

He created a lasting impression of partisanship in his scorn for President Bush, Vice President Cheney and others. He acted like a smart-guy asking “still-beat-your-wife questions. He lost me and I never paid attention to him after that. I still think of him as a wise guy.


36 posted on 04/21/2014 11:37:06 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: 1Old Pro
No psychologist needed.
Fire David Gregory.
He's ignorant and obnoxious with little skill as a broadcaster.
Moreover, if NBC really wants an audience, they need to be honest and fair in their reportage, but that's not going to happen as it means they would necessarily have to distance themselves from their Marxist agenda.
37 posted on 04/21/2014 11:40:56 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: rbg81
I don’t like Dick Gregory, for the reasons you mentioned. However, he is doing exactly what they want him to do. The network bosses are the ones who need a psychiatrist if they don’t understand why his ratings are tanking. The low information voter (who everyone panders to these daze) isn’t going to watch Meet the Press.

This is a really funny comment. Too bad it wasn't meant to be.

38 posted on 04/21/2014 3:14:53 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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