While I’m not a big fan of Frank Rich, I did enjoy his absolutely devastating stream of insults hurled at David Gregory, the NBC “journalist” who accused Glenn Greenwald of being a traitor. When asked if Greenwald is a journalist:
“Is David Gregory a journalist?” Rich responded, struggling to think of “one piece of news he has broken, one beat he’s covered with distinction, and any memorable interviews he’s conducted that were not with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Dick Durbin, or Chuck Schumer.” Rich noted that “Meet the Press has fallen behind CBS’s Face the Nation, much as Today has fallen to ABC’s Good Morning America, and my guess is that Gregory didn’t mean to sound like Joe McCarthy (with a splash of the oiliness of Roy Cohn) but was only playing the part to make some noise. In any case, his charge is preposterous.”
Rich then linked to this video of David Gregory showing his great journalist chops by dancing with Psy, Gangnam Style.
Rich is wrong that there’s anything bad about dancing with Psy, who is a better human being than any member of Congress. The truly revealing video of David Gregory is this one in which he is dancing and yukking it up with Karl Rove. We’re supposed to believe that Gregory will deliver hard hitting journalism about people Gregory gets drunk with?11:07 pm on June 26, 2013 Email Ryan McMaken