Vultures Row: NBC to White House Press Secretary: “Don’t Be A Jerk”

NBC to White House Press Secretary: “Don’t Be A Jerk”

Do you want a perfect example on why the right thinks the MSM is out of touch?  Then read on:

Via Drudge
Tue Feb 14 2006 08:54:18 ET

NBCNEWS chief White House correspondent David Gregory warned President Bush's spokesman on Monday not to be a "jerk!"

The heated exchange came during a press gathering at the White House.

Gregory asked White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan about the Cheney hunting accident.

'David, hold on, the cameras aren't on right now,' McClellan replied. 'You can do this later.'

'Don't accuse me of trying to pose to the cameras,' Gregory said, voice rising. 'Don't be a jerk to me personally when I'm asking you a serious question.'

'You don't have to yell,' McClellan said.

'I will yell,'' said Gregory, pointing a finger at McCellan at his dais. 'If you want to use that podium to try to take shots at me personally, which I don't appreciate, then I will raise my voice, because that's wrong.'

'Calm down, Dave, calm down,' said McClellan.

'I'll calm down when I feel like calming down,' Gregory said. 'You answer the question.'

'I have answered the question,' said McClellan, who had maintained that the vice president's office was in charge of getting the information out and worked with the ranch owner to do that. 'I'm sorry you're getting all riled up about.'

'I am riled up,' Gregory said, 'because you're not answering the question.'"

This points out the Importance the press assigns to themselves.  Gregory blew up because he was told to hold on and got all bent out of shape because he thought he was being insulted.  His anger and the fact that it escalated so fast shows his contempt for the right and anything that has to do with them.
That anger and contempt is appaling and it does effect the manner in which they deal with the White House.  

The Media establishment should really get off their elitist high horse and understand the people of America are tire of their biased crap and figure out a way to turn in neutral reports that present the facts with out the editorial.  But we should not hold out breath.  


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