Tuesday, December 15, 2009
An Open Letter to David Gregory
I've been an avid Meet The Press watcher for roughly seven years now.
I started to watch this institution of a TV show while it was under the care of your predecessor, the late great Tim Russert.
What made Tim so great was that he was uber-prepared. He asked tough questions and he let people answer those tough questions. If they didn't have an answer or their answer was bullshit, he stood back and let them make an asshole out of themselves.
I also enjoyed when he read a five page excerpt from some article and would get half the words wrong.
You are now the host of the show and I have to tell you, Dave, you're fucking it up.
You are the moderator and, so, your job is to moderate - not to be the focal point all the time. You're not a White House correspondent anymore.
I get it, you do your homework. That's great.
Yes, your guests bullshit and contradict themselves - they are politicians.
You hardly let them get a word out of their mouth before you start to cut them off to point out what hypocritical assholes they are.
Please give us, your viewers, some credit. We know if someone is dodging your question or bullshitting. You can ask tough questions and follow up if they don't truly answer without sounding like a kid crying to mom that their older brother is picking on them.
I know you think you are being a journalist, but really you're just being a fucking whiny bitch.
Please calm the fuck down, you're ruining a formerly great show.
The Notorious LJT