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RIP, Meet The Press!

NBC announced that their new, "edgier" format will include regular panel appearances by Chuck Todd's favorite pals at MSNBC.
RIP, Meet The Press!

This is what they call "edgy"? Luke Russert and Chuck Todd sitting across the table from each other high-fiving their inside knowledge of the game of politics? Yes, you read that right. Part of the new format will feature Li'l Luke and his pal Chuckie.

But wait! There's more! Please don't spit your coffee over this quote, which came from the New York Post.

NBC is bringing in Luke Russert, son of the late beloved “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert, as a regular panelist on the Sunday morning show in a bid to turn around its catastrophic ratings slide, Page Six has exclusively learned.

Also joining new moderator Chuck Todd’s team will be former Republican congressman and “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, who sources say “is taking on a larger role within NBC News as a senior political analyst and would be one of the regular Sunday panelists.”

We’re told the move is part of a plan to bring a right-leaning voice to the program to appeal to viewers turned off by the show’s famously left-leaning former hosts including the ousted David Gregory.

The source added, “Chuck Todd is busily assembling the team of on-air talent that will join him on the new ‘Meet the Press.’ Joe will be a regular alongside Luke Russert, whose father famously moderated the show for 16-plus years.”

Welp. So much for MtP. It's toast before it even started. If we wanted that kind of crap, we could just turn on Morning Joe every day. Who needs it on Sundays?

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