It is a period of civil war at the Mouse Circus.
Upstart copycats, striking
from a both sides of the dial, have won
their first ratings victory against
the arteriosclerotic Meet the Press
During the battle, competing networks
managed to steal secret
plans to the Meet the Press' secret weapon:
"BOTH SIDES DO IT" --
an impregnable fortress of
Beltway Conventional Wisdom,
with enough power
to destroy an entire country....
Chuck Todd to replace David Gregory on 'Meet The Press'From CNN:
By DYLAN BYERS
Chuck Todd, the NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director, will replace David Gregory as moderator of "Meet The Press," network sources confirmed early Thursday afternoon in the wake of a CNN report.
In Todd, NBC News is hoping it can restore the show with the passion and insider credibility it had under Tim Russert, Gregory's predecessor and Todd's mentor. Todd, who rose to fame as editor in chief of The Hotline, is a political obsessive and extremely knowledgable about all manner of politics and policy matters.
Gregory, by contrast, did not seem very engaged with politics and policy, the bread and butter of Sunday public affairs programming. He was also widely disliked within the organization, and his ambition and vanity rubbed important colleagues at NBC the wrong way. Under his watch, NBC’s once-dominant Sunday show fell to the bottom of the ratings race...
"Meet the Press:" Gregory out, Todd inFrom driftglass:
By Brian Stelter @brianstelter August 14, 2014: 1:32 PM ET
NBC will name Chuck Todd the new host of "Meet the Press" as soon as Thursday afternoon, according to people with direct knowledge of the network's plans.
The sources confirmed widespread speculation that David Gregory, who moderated the show for the past six years, will be replaced by Todd, and is expected to leave NBC.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the record. One said that the transition will be swift -- so swift that Gregory will not even host "Meet the Press" this weekend.
Dear Mr. Ailes,
Thank you so much for the roses and lovely card!
The people here continue to be mean to me and refuse to believe I am Superman.
Enclosed you will find a copy of my resume along with personal references from Rich Lowrey, John McCain and Karl Rove...