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WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:35 PM Sep 2012

Meet the Press....

the once go to Sunday morning show is a former shell of itself.

Of course a lot of that has to do with an explosion of competition. If you are one out of three networks to choose from, well. But now there are literally hundreds of competitors out for eyeballs.

But still, on a broadcast network with a sixty year tradition and all they can manage is 2.6 million eye balls? To put that in perspective, it is how many people live in the Cleveland, Ohio area. That's it Less than one percent of the population.

One has to wonder what is the problem.

To me, it seems, there is no drama. We all know what the democrats will say and we all know what the GOP spokesperson will say. The main difference now is that host, David Gregory, tilts the discussion toward the establishment bend which is of course the agenda of White Powerful Men in Power. The fact that most of them are republicans is beside the point.

All information has an inside the beltway tinge that is foreign to people out their beyond the outer belt surrounding DC. The people in the 99.99% of the US that is not in the inner circle could give a shit what these ass holes wail about, complain about...

This stuff is so far out of the normal persons purvey that it is almost as if they are talking gibberish, which if you watch once in a while you will know what I mean.

Gregory has committed the worst sin of Journalism; he has become one of the insiders. He revels on knowing what the knower's know. he is now a pooper smoocher.

I can related to that because I had a taste of it when I was close to the inner circle of the democratic party here in Cleveland. It's insanely empowering to know what is going to happen before it does.

Back to the show, I truly believe that is Gregory's problem, he is addicted to being on the down low, to be one in the know, to be in on the fix, so to speak.

The problem the show has is it truly believes if they go tough on these pampered mouthpieces they will stop stooping to talk to the "press".

What would be the big loss, I ask, by not hearing what Frank Luntz has designed us to hear or what ever spin doctor is spinning the web of lies and deceit.

Any way, that's all I have to say tonight. I'll let Edward R Murrow tell the rest....

"We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility."

http://www.evesmag.com/murrow.htm

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Graybeard

(6,996 posts)
2. Remember the original format?
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:43 PM
Sep 2012

Meet The Press was literally that. A panel of journalists asked the questions. Some were "regulars" on every show but others alternated, giving a more varied perspective.

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
3. I do remember that, I watched every Sunday growing up with my dad who was usually nursing
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:46 PM
Sep 2012

a real throbbing hangover..

Berlum

(7,044 posts)
7. Now all viewers get is a shot of Gregory (R) brown-nosing his Republican cabal-mates
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:26 PM
Sep 2012

Disgustipating

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,714 posts)
4. There are many fearful people in power these days...
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 07:47 PM
Sep 2012

Chiefly Republicans. But even they have their sycophants, those who would cling to them for whatever glory may be had that way.

Murrow had it right; we are not descended from fearful people. We want to lead, to show the way.

Well said, Chris.

K&R

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
6. I watch it hardly ever...
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 08:18 PM
Sep 2012

But people still do and the people who watch are those that depend on the whims of those in power. They take cues and then repeat them across the partisan news shows.

madinmaryland

(64,977 posts)
8. I haven't watched the Sunday morning Stupidity in 20 years. Not worth watching.
Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:53 PM
Sep 2012

I may occasionally put Chris Berman and ESPN on for a few minutes on a Sunday morning in the fall, but that is about it.

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