Meet the Press host David Gregory is one of the most shameless and consistent media shills operating in America today. Rather than use his platform as host of a popular Sunday morning political show to examine the root problems in America, he uses it to provide public relations for the criminal oligarch class and to demonize activists and those who speak truth to power. He was one of the first mainstream media presstitutes to go after Glenn Greenwald once the Edward Snowden story broke, something I covered in my piece: It’s Acts of Journalism that Matter Not People Called “Journalists.”
Well Mr. Gregory was at it again this past weekend when he hosted CNBC’s professional Wall Street ass kisser Maria Bartiromo, Hank “Too Big To Fail” Paulson and Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank. While I am no fan of Barney Frank, being the politician that he is, he took the opportunity to bash Wall Street and made a very accurate point. He asked:
I do want to add one thing to your point about those poor, beleaguered bankers, who have been forced to do so much that they can’t lend money. If they really are running businesses that are so stressed that they can’t do their basic work, why are they paying themselves so much money?
This is where it gets interesting. Everyone is extremely uncomfortable and Maria is about to try to dodge, I mean answer, the question when Gregory jumps in and changes the subject so that no one actually has to address it. If this is what we call “journalism” then we need a lot more activism. Totally shameless. Enjoy.