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June 23, 2013
Edward Snowden, world traveler: On Sunday, it was revealed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left Hong Kong and is currently in the Moscow airport, after which he is likely to globe-hop a couple more times—first to Cuba and then to Venezuela. As Snowden does not have a Russian visa, he won’t be leaving the airport anytime soon, which means he better get acquainted with the food court while he’s waiting. Meanwhile, one of the guys he offered up his information to, The Guardian journalist and commentator Glenn Greenwald, faced an embarrassing line of questions from Meet the Press host David Gregory, who actually asked Greenwald this: ”To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” Great defense of journalism there, David. (Photo by Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

Edward Snowden, world traveler: On Sunday, it was revealed that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden left Hong Kong and is currently in the Moscow airport, after which he is likely to globe-hop a couple more times—first to Cuba and then to Venezuela. As Snowden does not have a Russian visa, he won’t be leaving the airport anytime soon, which means he better get acquainted with the food court while he’s waiting. Meanwhile, one of the guys he offered up his information to, The Guardian journalist and commentator Glenn Greenwald, faced an embarrassing line of questions from Meet the Press host David Gregory, who actually asked Greenwald this: ”To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden, even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” Great defense of journalism there, David. (Photo by Vincent Yu/Associated Press)

12:09 // 1 year ago
January 27, 2013
Look, if we had a [Hillary] Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles as Chief of Staff of the White House or President of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. That’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.
Rep. Paul Ryan • Offering (on this morning’s Meet the Press) an interesting take on what he thinks of the Obama administration … essentially, Obama is no Hillary Clinton.
12:46 // 1 year ago
December 27, 2012

Blame the David Gregory gun flap on crossed wires

  • situation On Sunday, “Meet the Press” host David Gregory discussed gun control with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre. During the interview, Gregory pulled out an empty gun magazine for purposes of showing the audience at home. 
  • claim He was in D.C., however, which has very strict gun control laws. The city claimed that they told NBC they could now do this, leading to an investigation of Gregory. People rolled their eyes or criticized Gregory for being stupid.
  • counterclaim However — and here’s the fun part — NBC asked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives before the show if they could show ammunition or an empty magazine on air. The ATF asked the city, and based on info provided to them, told NBC it was OK to show an empty magazine. So basically, this all happened because someone screwed up somewhere. source
18:42 // 1 year ago
December 25, 2012
firthofforth:

brooklynmutt:

The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.

hahahahahahahaha. 

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firthofforth:

brooklynmutt:

The Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC’s David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.

hahahahahahahaha. 

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14:43 // 1 year ago
January 30, 2011

The TweetDeck in the room: For their Egypt roundtable today, “Meet the Press” decided to take a cue from the CNN playbook and stick social media on a giant TV screen within plain sight. Surprisingly, Chuck Todd, Harold Ford and company weren’t completely distracted by this and had something pretty intelligent to say about Egypt. David Gregory’s intro was a weeeeeeeee bit forced, though. Next time, leave the innovative gimmicks to Jake Tapper … oh wait, he doesn’t have a show anymore. :( Carry on.

22:30 // 3 years ago
January 24, 2011

Why Eric Cantor’s “birther” answer was pretty good

swaggalikemoi said: Cantor gave a pretty good answer, clearly not the straightforward quip we’d prefer but he is a politician after all.

» We say: Agreed. Given his need to not anger his base, he answered that question to the best of his abilities. The problem with the exchange was not Eric Cantor’s answer (honestly, his initial evasion made a stronger point than his response) but David Gregory’s question. David Gregory’s asking a question that should’ve been put out to pasture a month ago. The only reason it’s still in the news is because Neil Abercrombie has actually been digging through file cabinets trying to find the thing.

1:33 // 3 years ago

On “Meet the Press,” our boy David Gregory was chattin’ up our good friend Eric Cantor, basically trying to get him to say something bad about birthers. Cantor, eventually realizing that he couldn’t weasel out of Gregory’s line of questioning, gave him a half-answer on the question. Honestly, Cantor was right the first time. Why are we talking about this still?

1:23 // 3 years ago