David Gregory’s vestigial journalism

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If only Dancin’ David Gregory did this more often… but it leaves one with the impression that mowing down little children of white, affluent Manhattan-office workers is the bridge too far for Gregory. The families, in other words, were his people. Still, I’ll take what I can get. It’s a rare day I actually say something… nice about Gregory. Note this on your calendars.

Now compare and contrast Dancin’ Dave’s interview with Ross Douthat’s lede graf:

“Bloomberg, LaPierre and the Void FOR a week after the Newtown shooting, the conversation was dominated by the self-righteous certainties of the American center-left…”

Actually, Ross, it was shock and mourning. Remember? Now is not the time to talk about gun control legislation? Anyway, the rest of the column was another love note to Both Sides Do It, on one side gun nuts and on the other gun-restriction nuts. It’s a remarkable piece of tin-eared dissembling, and false equivalencies.

So once again I leave you with the reminder that this is our constitutionally-protected free and unfettered press, fellow citizens. Cherish it.

0 thoughts on “David Gregory’s vestigial journalism

  1. Yeah, that Greggers, he’s a brave one. He’s doing what he always does and and that’s going with the flow. If the rest of the talking heads were pro NRA, he would be. He’s a dick and always will be.

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  2. Add to The Daily Show and The Colbert Report another practitioner of comedy whose work is becoming more meaningful than mainstream news — The Onion.

    Back in May, The Onion presented an article which estimated what it would take to for the NRA to consider gun controls, and to date they seem to be right on the money.

    http://tinyurl.com/79bwrn9

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