David Gregory to Replace Don Imus?
David Gregory has long been accused by Republicans of being a left-wing hatchet man disguised as a reporter. Add to that, Gregory certainly does appear to love the limelight as his questions at presidential news conferences, or really any time the cameras are roiling, turn into long-winded filibusters. Many news observers from the right and left agree, for David Gregory, it is all about Dave.
If you can accept that, that would make him a really good radio talk show host to replace ousted shock jock Don Imus. (That would also make him a really bad reporter). Now a report from the New York Daily news claims that David may just get that chance for the limelight to shine on him.
According to the Gatecrasher gossip column from the paper the NBC News chief White House correspondent could be the front-runner to be the new Don Imus. The column cites "radio insiders" and they say that next week, he will be the first potential replacement to be simulcast on MSNBC and WFAN radio.
He impressed the suits with his earlier trial on MSNBC last month, although some are wondering whether his solid White House style will be a fitting replacement for Imus' freewheeling ways, the column notes.
Gregory seems like the perfect fit. MSNBC has basically deteriorated into the official news network for Democratic talking points and certainly Gregory can spout those. But slamming a reporter into radio will only work if he has a radio broadcast pro teamed with him.
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