As much as I hate David Gregory in the host seat, it would make me really sad to see this 65-year tradition die:
According to a new report from the New York Post’s Claire Atkinson, NBC News chief Deborah Turness is looking to make some major cutbacks at the network’s Washington D.C. bureau, where Meet The Press is produced.
Atkinson quotes one unnamed executive as saying, “Instead of getting better, NBC News has been getting worse [since Turness arrived earlier this year.] It’s a mess.” In October, the reporter cited rumors about Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski adding Meet The Press hosting duties to their already full 15 hours a week on MSNBC.
Oh please, sweet merciful heavens, no. Please don't inflict Mika and Joe on us.
I don't think it's an arguable statement that NBC News has floundered in the last few years. And I'm not particularly a fan of Turness's helmsmanship of the division. But at the same time, I think the solution lies in re-establishing true journalism that people can have faith in, instead of slashing and burning the DC offices.