David Gregory out at Meet the
Depressed Press …
OUT WITH THE OLD … It’s official, David Gregory is out as moderator of NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’. And, not just leaving the show but the network as well. Gregory tweeted, “I leave NBC as I came – humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is.” Meet the Press has fallen upon hard times since the unexpected passing of Tim Russert going from the #1 Sunday talk show to #3. IN WITH THE NEW … NBC News political director Chuck Todd is in as the new moderator and his first show will be September 7. MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell will fill in this weekend as moderator, which means that Gregory’s last show was last weekend and there was no goodbye send off. That’s cold.
The announcement confirmed widespread speculation that David Gregory, the moderator of the Sunday morning public affairs program for the past six years, would be replaced by Todd, the NBC News political director.
Not only is Gregory leaving “Meet the Press,” he is also leaving the network. His next career move is not yet known.
“The next-generation ‘Meet the Press,’ led by Chuck Todd, is certain to be the must-watch political destination on Sundays and beyond,” NBC News president Deborah Turness said in an internal memorandum that doubled as the network’s announcement.
Todd’s first day on “Meet the Press” will be September 7. Veteran NBC correspondent and MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell will fill in this weekend. In other words, last week was Gregory’s last edition of “Meet the Press” — though the viewers didn’t know that at the time.
Sorry, but whether it be David Gregory, Chuck Todd or pretty much anyone for that fact … they will be no Tim Russert. Although Russert was a lib, he was not so overt and obviously bias about it. Not the case with Grgory and as NewsBusters shows us in their post of the Top 10 List of the Most Liberal Outbursts from the New ‘Meet the Press’ Host, neither is Chuck Todd. It won’t matter who NBC picks as the moderator of Meet the Press because they will be just another liberally bias shill.