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Meet the Press–the longest-running show on network television, as its announcer reminds the audience every week–has recently fallen to a 21-year low. And as of the past few weeks, the show has come in third place on Sunday morning, trailing CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week.
It is common knowledge that David Gregory is a total tool, and that Meet The Press is a complete waste of time.
I'm surprised it took this long for the ratings to actually catch up to the quality program Gregory subjects his viewers to.
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So, why is Meet the Press losing the prominence it once had? It is easy to lay blame on host David Gregory. He had large and venerable shoes to fill when he replaced the late Tim Russert back in December of 2008. Some think he goes too easy on the Obama administration while others, like myself, often think he doesn’t grill his Republican guests hard enough. He’s certainly courted his fair share of controversy in recent months, from the 30-round magazine he may have illegally used as a prop to the combative way he questioned The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald.