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NBC orders psychological testing for David Gregory
NY Post ^ | 4/21/14 | Emily Smith

Posted on 04/21/2014 10:02:27 AM PDT by jimbo123

NBC’s “Meet the Press” has fallen to such ratings lows that network brass ordered psychological research of the host David Gregory and his family, in a bid to make him more likable.

Friends of Gregory and even his wife were interviewed by a psychologist commissioned by NBC to find out how the host of the flagship Sunday morning show might relate to audiences better.

The Washington Post reported, “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.’ But the research project struck some at NBC as odd, given that Gregory has been employed there for nearly 20 years.”

The days of “Meet the Press” ruling Sunday mornings seem a long time ago — now it is in third place.

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KEYWORDS: bwahahaha; consultant; davidgregory; gregory; meetthepress; nbcantiamerican; phychologist; psychology
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1 posted on 04/21/2014 10:02:27 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Given that most psychiatrists are themselves off their rocker, this should be interesting...


2 posted on 04/21/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: jimbo123
This is the only thing I need to know about David Gregory.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:01 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: jimbo123

They need to have all of MSNBC checked in.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:43 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: jimbo123

They just can’t bring themselves to believe:

IT’S THE LIBERALISM, STUPID!......................


5 posted on 04/21/2014 10:06:38 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jimbo123

They need to order psychological testing for all 6 of his regular viewers.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 10:06:53 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: jimbo123

I’ve been saying for years, Gregory has never been better than he was in Planet of the Apes......


7 posted on 04/21/2014 10:06:57 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: jimbo123

Another example that leftism is a mental disorder.


8 posted on 04/21/2014 10:06:58 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: jimbo123

Wouldn’t it be easier just to fire him and hire Sarah Palin?


9 posted on 04/21/2014 10:07:05 AM PDT by Argus
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To: jimbo123

Exactly!!
WHY isn’t this douche in PRISON yet?!


10 posted on 04/21/2014 10:07:07 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: jimbo123

For some reason this comes to mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFW-yxe13lo


11 posted on 04/21/2014 10:07:20 AM PDT by vladimir998
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12 posted on 04/21/2014 10:07:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jimbo123

Maybe he said something “conservative?”


13 posted on 04/21/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: jimbo123

David Gregory is only 43? Sheesh he has bigger problems then a low audience. He looks at least 60 years old. I wonder if he has enough money to retire. He really needs to take it easy or he is seriously going to die an early death. He looks awful. I hope he gets some help. Stress is not good for anybody.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 10:09:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: jimbo123

If I were Gregory, I’d quit the program immediately, because NBC had no right to release the fact they did this unusual action. By leaking it, they are doing a measurable harm to the host.

Of course, he won’t, because he really is screwed up in the head.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:26 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: jimbo123
Their coming to take me away...
16 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:31 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: jimbo123

The network just needs to enroll him in the Alex Baldwin/Charlie Sheen School of Public Charm for a semester. But I hope the lessons are offered in French (since I think that is what Gregory speaks.)


17 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:36 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: jimbo123

Sociopaths and psychopaths running psych tests on their minions? Don’t worry it’s probably covered with our money under King Hussein’s TOTALITARIANCARE.

Perhaps he can change his name to Gregory David or have a sex change and become Davidia Gregoria to garner more ratings for his masters.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:51 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: newfreep

Another example that leftism is a mental disorder.


Close this thread...... All has been said//////////over and out Roger Wilco!


19 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:52 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: b4its2late

I can sum it all up NBC and save you tons of money. You aligned yourselves with traitors of this country and pissed off the majority of people. We don’t like you anymore.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 10:12:05 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jimbo123

I would quit.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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NBC could have saved themselves the money and asked me what was wrong. When you have a leftist delivering lie after lie on behalf of a larger leftist goal - you will lose ratings not so much because of the host, but because of the content. However - maybe spouting all of that propaganda resulted in psychological damage to DNC Dave?

Oh yea - note to NBC: if your host has a nickname that begins with "DNC" - you might take that as a clue that you have a problem with the credibility of your host and the content of the show.

22 posted on 04/21/2014 10:12:51 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: jimbo123

Apparently, David Gregory’s predecessor Tim Russert was not a big fan of Gregory. As the story goes, Gregory made a complete ass of himself in a restaurant, berating and belittling a waitress.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 10:13:21 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: PGR88

> Given that most psychiatrists are themselves off their rocker, this should be interesting...

Why do you think they became psychiatrists in the first place?


24 posted on 04/21/2014 10:13:25 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jimbo123
The End
25 posted on 04/21/2014 10:13:53 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: jimbo123

Gregory and Krissy Matthews ought to do a dumbass contest on Jeopardy just for yucks.


26 posted on 04/21/2014 10:14:02 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: jimbo123
Good luck, doc.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 10:14:21 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: jimbo123

This would be satire, in a sane world.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 10:14:33 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: jimbo123

I am amazed that anyone still watches that old fossil Bob Schieffer on CBS Face the Nation.

Whose his audience?


29 posted on 04/21/2014 10:15:07 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: jimbo123

Perhaps a reporter with just a smidgeon of objectivity?


30 posted on 04/21/2014 10:16:27 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: jimbo123

Gregory missed the meeting where they were teaching all the komrades how to act like a conservative to fool the opposition.


31 posted on 04/21/2014 10:17:33 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: jimbo123

Good. After the lady from the Boston bombing who was invited on his show asked that Gregory not mention the name of the bombers. Guess what he did? Right out of the gate he mentioned their names and she got up and left crying. He needs more than psychiatric help.


32 posted on 04/21/2014 10:18:55 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: jimbo123

I would have suggested that years ago.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 10:20:29 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

Tim Russert would do better in his current state.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 10:21:14 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: b4its2late

Wonder when it will be Scarborough’s turn in the barrel? I can’t stand that smarmy so-and-so...


35 posted on 04/21/2014 10:21:31 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: jimbo123

You don’t need a professional for the world to know he’s a dick. He’s simply a dick.


36 posted on 04/21/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: PGR88

Dr llevrok has his analysis - He’s a pr*ck. Excuse me, I meant to say he has a prickly personality. (darn spellcheck)


37 posted on 04/21/2014 10:21:55 AM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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I thought he was older than 43, and I didn’t know the American people wouldn’t watch him. They still vote as he instructs them to do.


38 posted on 04/21/2014 10:25:17 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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Meet The Press has become what happens when you give a living brain donor a current events program.













































By the way...the recipient of David Gregory's brain would like the world to know that he was badly shortchanged in that deal. Said he probably would have done better keeping whatever brains he had to start with.
39 posted on 04/21/2014 10:26:37 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: jimbo123

Headline should read: Liberal need psychological testing to understand why liberalism fails. Worded that way it explains a lot.


40 posted on 04/21/2014 10:28:54 AM PDT by tioga
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The story almost reads like satire. Gregory is just not likeable, and I doubt anything can be done about it.


41 posted on 04/21/2014 10:30:26 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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As the keeper of the Sunday Morning Talk Show thread for the past 16 years, I can tell you that it is the straight up Liberal, Left-wing bias of Gregory—and all the other hosts, including Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, that stretches (heh, heh, Stretch*) their credibility. It has never been so apparent since Obama started his run for the presidency and his eventual election. The media has refused to investigate things about Obama they certainly would have had he been a white Republican, and continues to look the other way on each and every scandal.

For example, take Susan Rice coming on all of the Sunday shows right after Benghazi to insist the attack was a spontaneous uprising due to an obscure American Youtube video that supposedly defamed Islam. She was very insistent; we all watched it.

Yet just a year or so later, she was invited back without any reprimand or even focusing on that lie for at least some of her interview. Image, just for a moment, if it was Condoleezza Rice instead of Susan Rice. Gregory would have pitched a fit.

And for anyone that says Russert was fair minded... Well, maybe compared to Gregory, but he was anything but fair to conservatives. We used to joke about Russert’s body language. When interviewing Republicans Russert would actually scowl, lean forward, tensely gripping the interview notes with both hands. When interviewing a democrat, Russert would smile, lean back, and spread his arms wide.

Gregory and NBC, going back decades, are the propaganda organ of the DNC. MSNBC just infects them more and quicker.





* George W. Bush's nickname for Gregory.

42 posted on 04/21/2014 10:34:47 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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Meghan piñata.

43 posted on 04/21/2014 10:37:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

For years we have been calling the show “Meet the Depressed.”

Now I know why.


44 posted on 04/21/2014 10:37:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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NBC News has issued a statement: "Last year, Meet the Press brought in a brand consultant - not, as reported, a psychological one - to better understand how its anchor. connects. This is certainly not unusual for any television program especially one that's driven so heavily by one person."

(Source: NBC News)

Leni

45 posted on 04/21/2014 10:38:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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46 posted on 04/21/2014 10:38:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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He called into Imus (yeah, I know... I know...)a couple years back from somewhere overseas, and I swear he was stoned.


47 posted on 04/21/2014 10:39:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jimbo123; Liz; LottieDah; ml/nj; Biggirl; ExTexasRedhead; John Semmens; Hildy; Yaelle; ...
NBC’s “Meet the Press” has fallen to such ratings lows that network brass ordered psychological research of the host David Gregory and his family, in a bid to make him more likable.

Why spend all that time and money with the psychological study? Instead just fire him. Isn't that the norm in TV or radio when a host's ratings are lousy?

I suppose Mark Levin is pretty much on target when he calls the show "Meet the Depressed."

48 posted on 04/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: jimbo123

That is a pretty misleading headline LOL.


49 posted on 04/21/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT by mylife
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I believe Sarah Palin nailed this. “You can put lipstick on a pig...”


50 posted on 04/21/2014 10:42:08 AM PDT by pfflier
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