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  • 4 Fannie Mae senior execs resign (Beth Wilkinson - married to David Gregory)

    09/20/2008 2:03:24 PM PDT · by decimon · 58 replies · 2,887+ views
    CNN ^ | September 20, 2008 | Unknown
    The troubled mortgage finance giant announces restructuring of organization with more direct reports to CEO.WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae, taken over by the government earlier this month, announced Friday the resignations of four senior executives and said it was restructuring its organization. The company, the biggest buyer and guarantor of home loans in the country, and its sibling Freddie Mac (FRE, Fortune 500) were taken over on Sept. 7 in a rescue plan that eventually could require the Treasury Department to put up as much as $100 billion for each of them over time if needed to...
  • MSNBC TAKES INCENDIARY HOSTS FROM ANCHOR SEAT... DEVELOPING...

    09/07/2008 6:33:59 PM PDT · by flyfree · 429 replies · 2,225+ views
    <p>MSNBC drops Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews from anchor chair... David Gregory will anchor news coverage of the coming debates and election night.... Developing...</p>
  • NBC’s David Gregory Spikes Rev. Wright/Clinton Story; Cites Jewish Beliefs

    06/13/2008 11:48:35 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 16 replies · 454+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 13, 2008 | Jeff Poor
    Has NBC White House Correspondent David Gregory turned over a new leaf? Gregory, who has earned a lot of critics for having an anti-Bush/liberal bias, made it seem that way during a discussion about ethics in politics and journalism Thursday. He claimed to struggle with Jewish teachings about saying bad things about others - at least when it comes to Democrats. Gregory, who is Jewish, said he relies on the Jewish law on speech to make editorial decisions for his MSNBC daily afternoon show "Race for the White House."
  • Matthews's Motor-Mouth Leaves Gregory Grimacing

    05/28/2008 3:37:23 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies · 67+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I haven't seen Chris Matthews this excited since a Barack Obama speech sent that special sensation skyward. The Hardball host is in an absolute frenzy over Scott McClellan's allegations. So much so that guests on this evening's show are having a hard time expressing themselves as Matthews expounds at length. Ari Fleischer finally called Chris on it. And while David Gregory didn't express his ire in words, he made a facial expression that left little doubt as to his annoyance at being cut off in mid-sentence. The screencap shows Gregory's grimace. But be sure to view the video here to...
  • Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC

    03/10/2008 5:25:26 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 32 replies · 1,135+ views
    AP ^ | 3/10/2008
    Tucker Carlson Out at MSNBC NEW YORK (AP) — The bow tie is out at MNSBC. David Gregory is replacing Tucker Carlson as host of a one-hour show each evening. The news network is making a handful of changes to respond to heavy political interest. Gregory's new show is called "Race for the White House" and will be on each weekday at 6 p.m. starting next Monday. Carlson has been at MSNBC for nearly three years. MSNBC also says that Andrea Mitchell will anchor an hour each afternoon. Keith Olbermann's popular "Countdown" program will rerun every night at 10.
  • Dean to David: Your Suggestion of Undemocratic Dems 'Complete Nonsense'

    03/06/2008 7:08:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies · 90+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is getting entertaining. . . With Hillary firmly in the race after her Texas and Ohio victories, the Dems are setting about forming that circular firing squad for which they're famous. Evidence comes from this morning's Today show. First, goodbye Obambi, hello Rambo-ama. Then, DNC Chairman Howard Dean on the hot seat, snapping at David Gregory, calling his suggestion that a nominee decided by party elites would appear undemocratic "complete nonsense." View video.
  • NBC's David Gregory Ignores Obama's 'We've Won Michigan' Gaffe

    Barack Obama was clearly off his game on Wednesday's "Today" show as he not only mistakenly referred to David Gregory as Matt Lauer but even worse proclaimed "We've won Michigan."
  • Gregory Sign-off: 'Thanks for Washington'

    02/12/2008 1:52:37 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 81+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    OK, it was probably just a Freudian slip by someone with the Potomac Primary on the noggin. But perhaps big-government loving MSNBC should consider it as its official new sign-off. In any case, here's how David Gregory said goodbye at 3:59 PM ET at the end of his stint as network host this afternoon: DAVID GREGORY: That's going to do it for me. My colleague Norah O'Donnell will take over our coverage. I'm David Gregory, thanks for Washington. Thanks for watching, rather. Stay with MSNBC -- all day coverage of Chesapeake Tuesday. Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews will host coverage...
  • Gregory Grilling Gets to Hillary: 'No, Wait a Minute!'

    12/17/2007 7:27:37 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 163 replies · 344+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton began her Today interview with David Gregory with the radiant smile on display here. But it wasn't long before an irate Clinton was demanding "no, wait a minute" when things didn't go to her liking. That's what a few minutes of serious Gregory grilling did to Clinton this morning. It was by far the most intense -- dare-I-say aggressive -- examination of Clinton I've seen this campaign season. Throughout, Hillary clung as if to a life preserver to the endorsement she received from the Des Moines Register, whose editor is that same mirthless Carolyn Washburn who moderated the...
  • NBC's David Gregory Falsely States Libby 'Went to Jail'(during McClellan interview)

    11/21/2007 7:14:23 PM PST · by RDTF · 23 replies · 680+ views
    Newsbusters via Drudge Report ^ | Nov 21, 2007 | Justin McCarthy
    NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory, accused of being a partisan, made a false statement about the "Scooter" Libby case. In reporting former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s charge that the Bush administration fed false information, Gregory claimed Libby "went to jail for obstructing the leak investigation." Although Libby was sentenced to 30 months of prison, Libby never actually went to jail as Gregory claims. President Bush commuted Libby’s sentence, eliminating the prison term yet still upholding a hefty fine and probation. "Today," however, did not spend a lot of time on the McClellan charge, just a brief...
  • Tony Snow Speaks Candidly About Cancer

    08/07/2007 4:09:56 PM PDT · by John W · 20 replies · 1,401+ views
    NBC Nightly News via MSNBC ^ | August 7, 2007 | David Gregory
    Aug. 7: NBC Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory sits down with White House Press Secretary Tony Snow to talk about living -- and working -- with cancer. This is the full interview, 27 minutes long. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/ Click on link and scroll down to NBC News Exclusive
  • When the 'Press' Becomes the Star -- The New Republic Fawns Over David Gregory

    06/11/2007 10:30:13 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 427+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 6/12/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    When the 'Press' Becomes the Star -- The New Republic Fawns Over David Gregory I was wondering when the New Republic Magazine began to delve into comedy? I guess it's all the rage with the comedic stylings of Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and John Kerry, but I had always thought the New Republic fashioned itself a magazine of "serious" political commentary. After reading a fawning, nay slobberingly sycophantic, assessment of the career of David Gregory, NBC News' White House correspondent, I have my doubts about TNR’s claims to serious analysis. The title even seems a stab at humor, or at...
  • Brave Dave's Idiotic Bush Question [David Gregory Gets Smacked Down Alert]

    05/25/2007 7:01:48 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 48 replies · 2,859+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 24 May 07 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the president's press conference. The first question I want to play for you is from David Gregory, who I have a new nickname for: Brave Dave. Here is the question from David Gregory. It's about Iraq, that happened mere moments ago at a Rose Garden press conference. GREGORY: Mr. President, after the -- mistakes that have been made in this war, when you do as you did yesterday, when you raised two-year-old intelligence talking about the threat posed by Al-Qaeda, it's met with increasing skepticism. The majority in the public, growing number of Republicans...
  • WTKK airs Gregory's MSNBC try-out (might get Imus slot nationally?)

    05/17/2007 9:24:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 417+ views
    Boston Radio Watch ^ | 5/17/07 | Mark Schnyder
    Today and tomorrow morning, Greater Media's FM talker WTKK 96.9FM is simulcasting NBC's Chief White House Correspondent morning show try-out on cable news channel MSNBC and NYC's WFAN AM 660. Gregory is also being joined by former WRKO personality Leslie "The Radio Chick" Gold as he auditions for the new morning program with trade industry reports of him being seriously considered by NBC and CBS Radio as a permanent replacement for Don Imus(BRW 5/11). Imus was fired last month for racist remarks he made about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. WTKK has been featuring Mike Barnicle in the morning...
  • Pincus Tags Fleischer As Leak Source ~

    02/12/2007 2:25:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,806+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 12, 2007 at 8:25:6 PST | MATT APUZZO ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial. Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days later. Pincus testified on behalf of Vice...
  • David's Disdain: 'Is Anybody Really Going to Buy' Romney's Social-Issue Change?

    02/13/2007 9:56:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies · 605+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As we noted here, within minutes of Mitt Romney having announced his candidacy this morning, MSNBC, in the person of Chip Reid, branded him "far right." David Gregory has now made it a one-two punch. A bit later on MSNBC, Gregory played clips from 1994 of Romney expressing pro-choice and pro-gay rights views. Noting Romney's subsequent change to a pro-life position, Gregory expressed this opinion, in the guise of a question, to his two MSM guests: "With all respect to Governor Romney, is anybody really going to buy that, buy the timing of that, that that was some genuine...
  • Lauer's PR Nudge to Nancy: Take Smaller Plane and Smile

    02/08/2007 4:52:42 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 78 replies · 2,026+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Message to Nancy Pelosi: when Matt Lauer and David Gregory agree that your quest for a big plane is turning into a PR mess, it's time to fold your wings. Lauer raised the matter with David Gregory on this morning's "Today": "Let's talk about the size of the plane that Nancy Pelosi has requested from the Pentagon. Depending on the spin you want to believe here, either the Speaker says it's to travel efficiently back to her home district; Republicans are saying it's an abuse of power. Either way, does it just look bad from a PR standpoint?" View video...
  • Vieira: President Bush 'Not Exactly Like a Dog With His Tail Between His Legs' [Video]

    01/24/2007 4:50:30 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,595+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As Americans, we all enjoy the right to criticize the president. But particularly on august occasions like the State of the Union, most agree that the office of the presidency is entitled to a modicum of respect. Or not -- at least in Meredith Vieira's case. On this morning's "Today," David Gregory set the stage with his depiction of W's mood: "The president was more modest in his approach, more humbled, a real sense that he reconizes that it's going to be difficult to keep both Democrats and Republicans on board here as he tries to persuade the country...
  • Gregory's Depiction of Dem Iraq Maneuvering Wins Bill Bennett's Praise [Video]

    01/18/2007 7:03:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies · 1,211+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine you're John Kerry this morning, comfortably installed before your television in your silk robe, watching David Gregory's "Today" segment on the way the Dem presidential contenders are maneuvering their Iraq war positions. Suddenly, the screen fills with the infamous clip of you claiming you were for the war before you were against it. Enough to make a man spit out his pain au chocolat! Then Gregory adds insult to injury by pointing to your performance as an object lesson of how being too nuanced can hurt a nominee's chances. That Gregory chose to run the Kerry clip is a...
  • Tony Snow Battles David Gregory on New Iraq Report

    12/08/2006 5:39:01 AM PST · by Former Dodger · 96 replies · 4,539+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | Published: December 06, 2006 6:15 PM ET | By Editor & Publisher Staff
    NEW YORK At his daily briefing at the White House today, Press Secretary Tony Snow was – not surprisingly -- peppered with questions about the proposals and observations in the Iraq Study Group report. On what important matter, he was asked if the president, in light of the group’s description of a severely “grave” situation in Iraq, would now say that it would be hard to turn it around. Snow said that, actually, President Bush was “confident” that this would happen. But the whole kicked off with another classic meetup or smashup between Snow and NBC’s David Gregory. Snow accused...