David Gregory 'live' is usually way off my radar. I get my Political news from this Satanic site right here, other tidbits from the Intertube machine. In the interest of coronary health I stopped watching 'Network' shows like 'Meet the Press' and the other Sunday morning shows.
I stopped watching because I had long felt like I was Charlie Brown, and the talking heads were all just another incarnation of Lucy - the friend who would always move the ball when Charlie had committed to kicking it.
No matter how large the stakes or issues of the day, the well coiffed Mr. Gregory would always find a way to poke at the issues in that nauseating 'balanced' manner. You know the balance, Mr. Gregory will say* "Well Mr. Democrat, Matt Drudge reported that you eviscerated and ate 3 baby dolphins at the National Zoo, please respond?" While the Dem clears his throat to comprehend this new frame, Mr. Gregory will say "We'll have to leave it there".
* all quotes herein fabricated
My David Gregory free run had bought me some peace of mind since my stroke** upon viewing David Gregory dancing with what I always assumed was the devil (see it here if you are foolish or brave enough Karl Rove raps & dances at correspondents party).
** all strokes reported herein are fabricated
Let me attach an onion to my belt and amble to my point below the orange hot dog in a straight jacket.
So I overslept today and woke up hear Mr. Gregory's voice on the TeeVee - my wife likes to watch 'Today' in the morning, and I am usually far away from the Today thing while it hawks whatever wares it hawks.
I awoke to hearing a Today nice hairdo! person asking Mr. Gregory about the Medicare/Medicaid focus of the Presidential campaign. In my semi-sleep state I smiled, thinking ahh - here's where a little truth might leak out about the amazing lie machine bulldozer that has been assembled and is referred to as the 'Romney Campaign'.
Then Mr. Gregory began to speak about the 'opportunity' that has been 'presented' to Mitt in that he can go on 'offense' and 'defense' with the same issue! Without a trace** of irony Mr. Gregory went on to describe in loving terms how he views the process of the campaign battle for the lead in the horse race for the Presidency.
** any indication of sincere human emotion on Mr. Gregory's part is fabricated
The earnest examination of every available 'fact' on the national stage via charlatans like Mr. Gregory is killing our Country. How can we get the 'Mr. (and Ms) Gregory's to use their platforms to at the very least limit the amount of time they spend on trivia and strive for a big picture of WTF is happening.
The lack of a coherent reality based narrative has given rise to the "Everything on the InterTubes must be true" meme - which statement (if someone forced Mr. Gregory to read it) would quickly pivot to "Did you know Al Gore claimed to have invented the Internet"?
Is there a way to Occupy David Gregory? Can we get his well turned out a*s out of the bleachers and up onto a referee stand? We can use a volleyball approach - give him a whistle, some line judges, and a large viewing platform. Oh wait, he already has the platform.
All suggestions welcomed.