Was struck by this sentence in a story about the Michael Bennett/Ken Buck debate in Colorado the other night:
NBC’s David Gregory gave appointed Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet the chance to bash the Tea Party movement during Sunday’s Meet the Press debate with his Tea Party-backed Republican opponent, but he didn’t take the bait.
“I haven’t seen a lot of that either,” Bennet said during a discussion about whether there are racist or extreme elements within the Tea Party movement
I can't find the exact question, but the answer leads me to believe that Gregory either asked the candidates if the Tea Party was racist, or just led them with a question inquiring about their positions on the "racist Tea Party".
Neither would surprise me; although it is not well-known, Gregory made his opinions clear on the matter at a little Q&A on the West Coast a few weeks ago:
David Gregory - host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and longtime NBC White House correspondent, spoke to about 500 people at Seattle’s Town Hall back on September 21. When asked about the Tea Party, he starts out speaking rationally:
It’s a “populist, conservative, small-government, anti-Washington [D.C.] movement,” upset with “bailouts” and “too much deficit spending.”
Alas, he descends into madness:
“And a real antipathy toward Obama that in some cases is racism.”
Where is Gregory's proof of that assertion? He doesn't offer any, of course...
Would love to know the actual question. Or see proof of his repeated smears. Who knows, maybe he's f*cking Christiane Amanpour, and he's one of the "people" she refers to that's just so upset about Tea Party "extremism"...