Saturday, December 21, 2013

This World Was Never Meant For One


As beautiful as you.

It's rumor at this point, but oh my (from Mediaite):
Meet The Press Reportedly in Jeopardy as NBC Looks to Cut Back DC Bureau

As we head into 2014, the fate of the longest-running news program on television is starting to look uncertain. According to a new report from the New York Post’s Claire Atkinson, NBC News chief Deborah Turness is looking to make some major cutbacks at the network’s Washington D.C. bureau, where Meet The Press is produced.

Atkinson quotes one unnamed executive as saying, “Instead of getting better, NBC News has been getting worse [since Turness arrived earlier this year.] It’s a mess.” In October, the reporter cited rumors about Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski adding Meet The Press hosting duties to their already full 15 hours a week on MSNBC.

Meet The Press, which used to be the perennial first place finisher on Sunday mornings over ABC’s This Week and CBS’ Face The Nation, fell to a 21-year low over the summer and has been coming in third place behind those two show for much of 2013.
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 Dear Ms. Turness,

Give me a week and I can fix "Meet the Press".  Seriously, send me a check for what David Gregory makes in one week and I will fix your flagship show.

Unless, that is, you're goal is to continue appeasing your sponsors and personally enriching Mr. Gregory by using MTP as a dung wallow for every shit-slinging, Both Sider shill, lie-spouting Republican hack and Wall Street parasite who wants to roll one more re-retread of player-out Beltway drivel into my living room and sell it to me as the received wisdom of our culture's best and brightest.  


In which case you're fucked.

If not, drop me a line and a check: I've cleaned up worse midden piles than yours.

Yours in Christ,

driftglass

9 comments:

Redhand said...

I don't think it can be fixed. It's like an ancient tree rotted out from the inside and out: "both sides." Get out the chainsaw, Turness.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Give it to Jon Stewart. Instant fix.

And enough both siderism to keep it relevant to DC creatures.

Kaye said...

Give it to Chris Hayes, he's forgotten more about political discourse than David Gregory has learned in his entire career. I loath the current MTP and David Gregory is the reason but his producers have alot to answer for as well.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

This is great news for John McCain!

Kathleen O'Neill said...

So the network which has inflicted upon us David Gregory, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell et al is struggling with its "flaigship" spew of Obama hatred and lies? Merry Christmas to me! And your letter to NBC is a work of art, DG, as always. God, I loathe these people.

Anonymous said...

Oh good, Joe and Mika will fix it!

Good christ!

steeve said...

"looking to make some major cutbacks"

How about not paying millions of dollars to a person who knows nothing and can do nothing? It's amazing how much such people hate capitalism.

They wouldn't even have to stop sucking corporate dick. They can trivially find a know-nothing corporate dick sucker for one percent of the price. (And, of course, one percent of Scarborough's price.)

If they want to make real money, they could try putting out a product that someone wants to watch. Not even the rich want to watch that shit. They just want to know that it's on. And the people who watch it can't stand it but want to pretend that they're scoring intellectual points.

chautauqua said...

I can't believe that no one has come up with a better term than "Both Siderism" by now.

Mego said...

Thank you! How about we go with the format from FORTY FREAKIN' YEARS AGO. Have politicians actually MEET THE PRESS? Have a DISCUSSION and get rid of the panel...and talking points.