Skip to comments.Hunt Calls Santelli Comments ‘Sophomoric’ But Gregory Surprisingly Sympathetic
Posted on 02/22/2009 8:43:35 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
On todays Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory seemed surprisingly sympathetic to Rick Santellis epic, on-air denunciation of Pres. Obamas plan that would force responsible homeowners to bail out the others. In contrast, Al Hunt played the part of the predictable liberal to perfection, dismissing Santellis soliloquy as sophomoric. Gregory aired a clip of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs contemptuous comments about Santelli, including the bit in which Gibbs holds up a copy of the presidents plan and sneeringly suggests Santelli print it off and read it.
Gregory indicated he had indeed read the planthen explained why Santelli and so many others feel the way they do . . .
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Al Hunt disses Santelli ping to Today show list.
Dems are in full panic mode. The wheels are coming of and they know it. Only a matter of time now....
And who says Dimocrats aren't shrewd?
AL just maneuvered himself into a lifetime supply of teabags!
I didn’t even know Hunt was still around. I am boycotting Sunday am talk shows. But Gregory ?? Some pigs just flew past my window.
Yep. There is definitely an anger growing. I’ve noticed it and heard it.
Hunt’s been relegated to the TV minor leagues of Bloomberg. Gregory has been surprisingly fair and balanced lately.
I remember Dick Gregory from my college days, more than 30 years ago. I remember marking him down in my mind as someone who is honest and sincere, though with a view of the world that for the most part differs from mine.
My impression is that he calls ‘em as he sees ‘em. I can’t remember the incident that first brought him to my attention, but I do know this: he doesn’t march in lockstep with the “black power” movement.
The only way to solve this is for the borrower and lender to rewrite their contract. That's what is in the best interest of both parties.
Uh...it's DAVID Gregory.
I was wondering why he was looking so emaciated ;-)
Well, it was sophmoric, but so what? Most of the MSM is so meek and compliant (fawning, really), you need a couple of rabble-rousers who will tell it like it is.
I’ll take your word for Gregory being f&b but I AM an elephant with a long memory of how smarmy he was to President Bush. But he is in a totally different role now, so with your imprimatur, will give him the benefit of the doubt. Still, I ain’t watchin no Sunday morning talking heads for a long time to come ... so need you now more than ever ;)
Sophomorism in the defense of liberty is no vice ;-)
My prior impression of Dick Gregory was as a liberal weasel. I think he’s cleaned up his act since he took over Meet the Press—to try to maintain that show’s evenhanded legacy. I think he will eventually revert to his old demeanor, but it may take a while.
Check out the video clip and see if it doesn’t seem that Gregory is doing more than describing Santelli’s case, that he’s actually endorsing it.
I’m with you in not watching the Sunday AM shows. For over fifty years we’ve been allowing those clowns that moderate the shows to control our political dialogue. It’s over for them. We are going AROUND them.
Am I the only person with a driving desire to smack the snot out of Hunt and stomp on his glasses?
Al Hunt played the part of the predictable liberal?????????
:) LOL over and over and over again!
Hey Al...speaking of Dupes! :)
Hunt is still alive? I thought he croaked a long time ago. Geesh. Old liberals never die, they just smell that way.
Isn't he married to an equally dense female talking head? I can't remember which one.
Al Hunt = Bill Press
Then, what happened to: A CONTRACT IS A CONTRACT. ??
You want your cake and eat it too.
Gregory is an unctuous self-promoter whose world revolves around himself. If I'm not mistaken he's the same coward who abandoned Don Imus during the "knappy-haired ho" flap and this was after Imus had made this virtual nobody into a psuedo-star by having him almost continuously on his show.
Huh...how do you figure that?
I’m with you about Hunt. Is his wife still around, and Maxi Shields, and what about Eleanor(throw her off the)Clift?
I haven’t seen or heard about those people for years.
I hope to say the same about McCain, Snow, Spector etc, etc.
Yeah but it’s not the kind of tea bags that you make tea with. Come to think of it, Al will probably enjoy it all the more.
Calling somebody's argument "sophomoric" is a lame "Emperor's New Clothes" response.
He can't be bothered to tell you what's wrong with the argument, he'll just imply that you're a child if you don't know.
To these liberals, ALL of America is “sophomoric.” That right there is the motivating factor behind their desire to lord over everybody.
1 : conceited and overconfident of knowledge but poorly informed and immature
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a sophomore
I agree. I also think, thus far, he’s doing a better job than Russert.
Ummmm, 93% of us are paying our mortages on time - even David Gregory's smart enough to know that standing with the 7% rather than the 93% might hurt his ratings....
Douche bag says what.
Yes, I agree!! Watched Meet the Press this morning (rarely do) and was surprised at the left’s agreeing to most of the right’s statement that the housing bailout was unfair. The only statement they could make was that what else is there to do but to bail them out?
Maybe he finally took his meds for the BDS he was suffering from
He can’t be bothered to tell you what’s wrong with the argument, he’ll just imply that you’re a child if you don’t know.
"A contract is a contract" needs to apply to:
homeowners who wanted more than they could afford -
Banks who were greedier than they could cover...
Hedge funds who played for sinfully high returns but didn't want to accept the risk
And Madoff's greedy multilmillionairs.
NO BAILOUTS FOR ANY OF THEM.
Okay—enough with the nitpicking.
Honestly, most traders are conceited and overconfident by nature—its part of the culture. IMHO, Santelli did come of as somewhat immature and angry. But as I said: so what? He was right on the money. I AGREED with him.
Like I said, sometimes you need a rabble-rouser to get though people’s thick skulls.
FWIW, Hunt is on Bloomberg, and Gregory is on NBC/MSNBC
DAVID, not DICK. Dick was the black guy (Panther?) who then did diets?
Contracts between TWO PARTIES CAN be REWRITTEN, if both parties agree.
If both parties VOLUNTARILY agree to alter a contract, that is not issue—it happens all the time. The part I detest is when the Government forces them to do it at the expense of one party.
Al Hunt is married to the former CNN anchor Judy Woodruff, she of the perpetually sour outlook. They have one son, who no doubt will be in therapy his entire life.
Yeah, whatever his name is. The guy I’m talking about is the WHITE moderator of Meet the Press.
In fact, language allowing for an agreement to be rewritten, if both parties agree, is often included in that agreement. I see it all the time.
This protects both parties if not-to-good things happen.