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April 13, 2010

Any Suggestions on How I Could Become a Better Geography Teacher? (PLEASE NOTE: I Will Never Under Any Circumstances Use Maps)

Meet the Press host David Gregory on twitter, January 22nd:

How can MTP better inform its viewers?

David Gregory on twitter, one hour later:

How can MTP better inform its viewers?

The Washington Post, yesterday:

David Gregory is excited about the "striking" new set for "Meet the Press," which debuts May 2. "This is part of the evolution of the program," he says. "For the Gregory era of the program, there's a visual piece of that. It doesn't limit me to one position. It allows me to use technology in various ways. I can even stand."

Gregory has hung onto the No. 1 Sunday spot [on NBC]...ABC's "This Week"...has been hurt by rotating hosts...interim [This Week] host Jake Tapper has arranged for the St. Petersburg Times' PolitiFact site to fact-check what "This Week" guests say after each program.

An "interesting idea," Gregory allows, but not one the NBC show will be emulating. "People can fact-check 'Meet the Press' every week on their own terms."

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at April 13, 2010 07:36 AM

who says there's no professional softball league? not me.

Posted by: hapa at April 13, 2010 11:55 AM

In other words, he's not interested in doing his fucking job as a journalist. But he's got a bangin' set, so there's that.

Posted by: JerseyJeffersonian at April 13, 2010 01:50 PM

MTP Producer: Maybe on our broadcast program, we could tell the people who receive the signal whether any of our invited guests have been slinging poo over the air. Or over the cable, or satellite, don't get picky here, it's just an expression.

DG: People should really do that for themselves. Because our average viewer is an economics expert, and climate scientist, and proficient lawyer, and political scientist. They should have no problems with the material.

MTP Producer: If you'll excuse me, I'm just off to go hang myself. Billy, the shiny yet less bright assistant producer, will be taking over.

DG: Sorry, what? I was just twittering.


Posted by: laym at April 13, 2010 03:14 PM

laym: fucking dying over here....

Posted by: NomadUK at April 13, 2010 05:28 PM

The look is ultramodern: floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a pair of huge video screens with a White House backdrop, a small, circular glass table as well as a larger, rectangular one.

Even more embarassing is the "media critic" who wrote the story, thought nothing out of the ordinary about Gregory's indifference to fact-checking or the touting of his new, improved "set".

Posted by: bayville at April 13, 2010 06:28 PM

Crikey, he gives idiocy a bad name.

Posted by: catherine at April 14, 2010 04:05 PM