After months of denials, NBC finally admitted this week that David Gregory is being shown the door, at least as far as his Meet the Press moderating duties go. Gregory had been hosting the show since the untimely death of Tim Russert back in 2008, and the ratings have taken a severe nosedive ever since. On the heels of what has been described by Page Six as an “ugly showdown with network chiefs over how he was treated,” Gregory tweeted out the following message late on Thursday:
I leave NBC as I came – humbled and grateful. I love journalism and serving as moderator of MTP was the highest honor there is . (1 of 2)
— David Gregory (@davidgregory) August 14, 2014
But before you erupt into chants of “Ding Dong, David is gone,” consider his replacement: Captain Redbeard himself, also known as Chuck Todd.
Now, a valid argument can certainly be made that Chuckie-T is a heckuva lot more fair to both sides of the political aisle than Gregory…but that isn’t saying much. Despite legitimate gripes with the Obama administration on multiple occasions, one gets the sense that Chuck only picks a fight with the White House when it means he can garner a little bit of attention for himself. To the contrary, Todd has erupted with enough explosions of outward liberal media bias that he has already ensured he’ll be employed by NBC and MSNBC for many years to come.
NBC News has never considered the possibility that perhaps America is sick of seeing so-called “journalists” barfing up liberal hackery every Sunday morning, because their replacement choice demonstrates no fundamental understanding of the reasons why Gregory was such a gigantic failure in the first place. Still, the Meet the Press ratings are currently so deep in the swamp that the executives probably figure the numbers can only improve by showcasing the chops of this hairy nerd, even if he exhibits the same off-putting biases as his predecessor.
So it is among that backdrop that I’ve decided to take a little look back at Chuck’s history of left-wing favoritism and over-reliance on Democrat talking points, with the help of Grabien. I’ve compiled a brief montage in the video above, so that you may decide for yourself whether replacing Gregory with Todd is a classic case of “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
Does Captain Redbeard sail the Seven Seas of Liberal Sleaze? You be the judge.
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