December 8, 2008

sunday mornings with shrek

David Gregory was officially named the new host of Meet the Press. I'm not going to over-analyze it because I think it's unfair to judge before he starts. It goes without saying that no one is going to fill Russert's role. It won't be the same show, and it shouldn't be. A new host should make their mark on the program. I think Gregory has strong potential in this seat, but sometimes he struggles too much between trying to be likable and trying to be a hardass, and it comes off as slightly obnoxious and patronizing. Hate to say it, but he should also take a page from the Russert handbook and tone down his sometimes-too-heavy-handed leftiness. And he's a giant.


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