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NBC News boss grills ‘Meet the Press’ staff
NY Post ^ | 12/24/13 | Claire Atkinson

Posted on 12/26/2013 5:40:15 PM PST by jimbo123

Fearless NBC News boss Deborah Turness is turning her attention to her troubled Sunday talk show, “Meet the Press” — asking staff to write a mission statement and explain what works and what doesn’t, The Post has learned.

Turness has been reviewing individual shows one by one with the aim of having staff focus more clearly on winning the ratings wars, sources said.

The review has sparked talk of what the future holds for the 66-year-old show and its host, David Gregory.

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1 posted on 12/26/2013 5:40:15 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Deborah need only ask me. If she has an IQ above 35 she doesn't even have to do that.

Truth is fascinating.

Propaganda is boring.

2 posted on 12/26/2013 5:41:49 PM PST by Savage Beast
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To: jimbo123

Start doing real interviews and be intellectuall honest ?


3 posted on 12/26/2013 5:42:22 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: jimbo123
If they grill the Obama administration and pull out all the stops to expose the corruption and the anti-American attitude, they will win the ratings race.

Or, they could talk about green energy, roads and bridges, and schools.

4 posted on 12/26/2013 5:43:31 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: jimbo123

I used to actually watch the show back when Russert was hosting it. He pretty much took that show, and what was left of any real ‘journalism’ to the grave with him.


5 posted on 12/26/2013 5:49:12 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: jimbo123

Gregory killed it. Let it die.


6 posted on 12/26/2013 5:50:16 PM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: jimbo123

MEET THE PRESS MISSION STATEMENT: To Be The Paid Liars Of The Democrat Party.


7 posted on 12/26/2013 5:52:05 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jimbo123
They know what to do. It is what they cannot do. Therefore, they won't. Therefore, their ratings will still suck and they will still be bottom dwellers.
8 posted on 12/26/2013 5:52:09 PM PST by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The trouble is if you grill the Obastardbots even just once... they won’t come back to your show.

That’s how Bath-house Barry rolls.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 6:01:36 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: jimbo123
Here is the show’s formula:

Have two liberal politicians, one left-wing “journalist”, and then mix in a RINO Republican and a guy like the “Conservative” David Brooks and call it bipartisan panel that fairly analysis the issues.

And they wonder why no one watches this charade?

10 posted on 12/26/2013 6:05:33 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: savedbygrace

Is leftist David Gregory out? Not that I expect any replacement to be any better, mind you.


11 posted on 12/26/2013 6:12:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: KoRn

Russert at least had class. He was a lib, but he made an effort to be fair at times.


12 posted on 12/26/2013 6:18:49 PM PST by Luke21
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To: jimbo123

“Turness could find a cure for the show’s blues by raiding ABC News’ “Good Morning America” host, George Stephanopoulos, whose contract expires in January, some TV insiders said.”

So take a show that there are not enough liberals to watch and fix it by making it more liberal?


13 posted on 12/26/2013 6:20:15 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Savage Beast

She should check out an old show for ideas called “To Tell the Truth”


14 posted on 12/26/2013 6:28:07 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Luke21
Russert at least had class. He was a lib, but he made an effort to be fair at times.

Russert was fairly honest. His bias was in the selection of the topics.

15 posted on 12/26/2013 6:31:03 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is a microcosm of his presidency, and the entire marxist fantasy.)
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To: jimbo123

Make the host wear a “pimp” outfit on every show until the ratings improve. If you are going to pimp for the Administration you might as well do it classy.


16 posted on 12/26/2013 6:32:37 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Some people might call it a confidence game or swindle, others call it ObamaCare!)
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To: oldbrowser

How much staff can/should a weekly half hour sit-down have?


17 posted on 12/26/2013 6:32:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Obadiah
Have two liberal politicians, one left-wing “journalist”, and then mix in a RINO Republican and a guy like the “Conservative” David Brooks and call it bipartisan panel that fairly analysis the issues.

You forgot to mention the high number of Republicans they 'invite' who have southern accents.

18 posted on 12/26/2013 6:33:31 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: jimbo123

They already flushed the last of their credibility down the toilet a long time ago and they’ll be the last to ever realize it.

You just can’t ‘fix’ stupid.


19 posted on 12/26/2013 6:34:03 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Obadiah
Have two liberal politicians, one left-wing “journalist”, and then mix in a RINO Republican and a guy like the “Conservative” David Brooks and call it bipartisan panel that fairly analysis the issues.

You forgot to mention the high number of Republicans they 'invite' who have southern accents. And you're right - the Republican or conservative is ALWAYS out numbered.

The solution for NBC to save money is to hire a 'reader' who will read press releases from the White House. Why bother trying to gussie it up to look unbiased? Just read the press releases..

20 posted on 12/26/2013 6:36:15 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: blueunicorn6
"MEET THE PRESS"

We did and they are scum!

21 posted on 12/26/2013 6:37:34 PM PST by Average Al
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To: jimbo123

The problem is Tim Russert hasn’t been coming down for breakfast for quite a while.


22 posted on 12/26/2013 6:37:47 PM PST by AU72
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To: F15Eagle

the only trial balloon I saw of a replacement are the team from Morning Joe.... whatever that is


23 posted on 12/26/2013 6:42:17 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: jimbo123

Deborah Mary Turness (born 1967) is a British journalist who has been President of NBC News since August, 2013, and a former Editor of ITV News from 2004-2013, making her the UK’s first female editor of network news.

The only journalist invited to the Buckingham Palace state banquet for President Barack Obama, Turness earned the nickname “Mad Dog”, a reflection of her capacity for ideas (”Out of every 10, nine will be crazy and one will be genius,” says a colleague) and prodigious work rate – she only sleeps five hours a night. It is a maverick streak that can perhaps be traced back to her convent school days where, legend has it, she was expelled aged 13 after nuns caught her kissing boys in the grounds.

“She doesn’t give up until she gets what she wants,” says Mannion. “If someone made 99 phone calls to get something, she would make 100. That’s how she works.”

The mother of two young children – she is married to John Toker, the former ITN producer and government communications directorwho handled the PR for last year’s Leveson inquiry – the family will relocate to New York in the summer.


24 posted on 12/26/2013 6:45:18 PM PST by kcvl
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To: jimbo123
How about running a Sunday Screaming Faces show with a right-of-center flavor to it?

It hasn't been tried in 20+ years -- if not longer -- so it's worth a go.

25 posted on 12/26/2013 6:49:20 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

There’s an idea.


26 posted on 12/26/2013 6:57:21 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: jimbo123

First, start with the Press in Meet the Press. No more cheer leading squads for the liberal agenda.

Next, start with the guests. No more RINOS to offer the so-called opposing view

Or just can the show put in an infomercial. Probably will create more revenue for the network anyway.


27 posted on 12/26/2013 7:00:35 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: jimbo123

start by firing David Gregory, that Obama knee-pad wearing cock sucker ....


28 posted on 12/26/2013 7:01:53 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: jimbo123
Two shocking facts:

1. 66-year-old show and its host, David Gregory....He is ?
2...asking staff to write a mission statement and explain what works and what doesn’t,

Sort of weird the show doesn't have an actual mission statement other than "Kiss Obama Ass"

29 posted on 12/26/2013 7:06:48 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AU72
The problem is Tim Russert hasn’t been coming down for breakfast for quite a while.

Isn't that the truth...

30 posted on 12/26/2013 7:08:10 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

Maybe if they would have a non-Marxist hosting the show?

Pray America is Waking


31 posted on 12/26/2013 7:08:47 PM PST by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is coming in Feb)
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To: jimbo123

You really want to make the show interesting and get sky high ratings? Easy,hire Mark Levin! Of course ratings are secondary to how can we sell the water we’re carrying for Obama and the DNC so it’ll never happen. But what a show it would be!


32 posted on 12/26/2013 7:10:50 PM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: jimbo123
Sort of surprising she (Deborah Turness) is not some short hair, butched up, cut jaw, lipstick lesbian hack


33 posted on 12/26/2013 7:11:28 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

I don’t understand.

David Gregory inherited the top Sunday morning show and slowly drove it into the ground. Yet only now do they ask what works. It’s like watching Detroit self destruct over 50 years and no one asks - Should we try something different.

I don’t understand.


34 posted on 12/26/2013 7:15:20 PM PST by Rock Eye Jack
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To: jimbo123; kristinn

My suggestion: Let Ed Morrissey of HotAir.com host the show, and have an end of the show roundtable with Kristinn of FR, Erick Erickson of RedState, Katie Pavlich of Townhall.com, and Byron York of the Free Beacon.


35 posted on 12/26/2013 7:17:07 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Savage Beast

Propaganda pays better.


36 posted on 12/26/2013 7:17:49 PM 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: jimbo123

When the boss demands you write a mission statement, you know you’re toast.


37 posted on 12/26/2013 8:22:49 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: jimbo123
NBC News boss grills Meat; the Press staff.

Now that's a cooking show I'd watch. Get the Robertson family to show off slow cooking techniques of various cuts over a nice hot hardwood fire. Although cleaning them has got to be a real chore.

38 posted on 12/26/2013 8:53:21 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: jimbo123
I watched it when Russert was in charge. David Gregory might as well be sitting on Obama's lap for his stint on the show. Absolutely will not watch the slobering fawning Obamabot and his circle of democrat operatives.

MSNBC and NBC have become a joke. It's perfect for Obama donors and sychophants - everyone else would be better off doing anything except watching the democrat skewed lovefest. Changing channels probably the best idea.

39 posted on 12/26/2013 10:22:00 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: GeronL

Fearless prediction: To appeal to the vaunted “youth demographic,” Gregory will be replaced with Luke Russert..the poster child for nepotism..


40 posted on 12/27/2013 1:36:55 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
When the boss demands you write a mission statement, you know you’re toast.

Exactly!
41 posted on 12/27/2013 4:38:15 AM PST by jimbo123
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