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David Gregory Gets To Skate, Ben Shapiro Makes Piers Morgan Irate

Posted by KingShamus on January 13, 2013

Priveleges

Not surprising.

District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan issued a lengthy letter today explaining the decision not to prosecute David Gregory “despite the clarity of the violation of this important law,” despite rejecting NBC’s claims of a subjective misunderstanding of the law, and despite vowing vigorous enforcement of gun laws.

But it’s not like this Important Sophisticated Celebrity Journalist got any special favors.  Gregory’s wife is totally not BFF’s with the DC attorney general or anything.

Oh, wait… 

For a reporter, David “Laws For Thee Not Me” Gregory is a great dancer.

DANCE PLAYBOY DANCE!

Now that’s how you do “Gangam Style”, kids.

Meanwhile, Piers Morgan continued to make the case for a highly restrictive immigration policy against disgraced British tabloid editors by having a patronizing sneer-fest with Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro.  Watch for yourself.  Seeing an English know-it-all shoot himself in the foot (see what I did there?) is must-see TV.

Go to 10:10 to catch the real magic.  Everybody is talking about Beerz Morguecrotch calling the US Constitution “your little book”, but that’s just the obvious self-pwnage.  No, the really cool bit is when CNN dude holds up the Ronald Reagan letter and tries to club Shapiro over the head with it.

What is it with the liberal fetish for self-defeating interview props?  First David Gregory waves an illegal 30 round magazine in Wayne LaPierre’s face, then Pierce Organ throws a Gipper quote at Shapiro that promptly does nothing but make the  reasonable host gun control fanatic look stupid.  It’s like media leftists have to have some kind of comforting woobby to soothe themselves when going up against evil reich-wing thugs.

Prop reporting is sorta like prop comedy.  The Amazing Jonathan is often brilliant.  Gallagher can be funny as hell.  Carrot Top will stumble onto a decent bit every year or so.  People pay good money to see these guys do their thing.  Yet even with all that, there is a stigma against comedians who work with props.  Other stand-up guys look down on them.  Comedy nerds use prop comics as a punchline.

I think people hate on these guys because the prop is seen–rightly or wrongly–as a crutch.  It’s like if they didn’t have the sledgehammer or the treasure box full of crap or whatever, they wouldn’t be able to make a joke.  Again, your mileage may vary when it comes to prop comics, but that seems to be the critique against them.

When a reporter uses a prop to make his point, especially when using it against a guest, it’s sorta the same thing.  Couldn’t homeboy use his j-school big boy words to make the same point?  Does he have to have the prop to make the segment work?

During the David Gregory/Wayne LaPierre dust-up, the Meet The Press host wanted to put the NRA veep in his place–‘You love these death instruments more than you care about kids.’  Too bad for Gregory that LaPierre didn’t take the bait.  Instead, Gregory made himself look stupid.  And broke the laws that he wants everyone else to follow.

Morgan’s use of the Reagan letter was a little different.  There, he tried to use the 40th president’s position on assault weapons as a wedge to separate Shapiro from a conservative icon.  Unfortunately for Morgan, admiring Reagan doesn’t mean blind obeisance to every one of his positions.  That made it tough for him to beat up on Shapiro, so Morgan’s snippy moral outrage skit fell apart.

Far be it from me to tell the genius liberal media how to run their shows.  If they wanna keep using prop reportage, go ahead.  After all, how could anybody quibble with Piers Morgan’s sky-high ratings?

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6 Responses to “David Gregory Gets To Skate, Ben Shapiro Makes Piers Morgan Irate”

  1. Starless said

    Not only is the DC AG’s decision a glaring example of the power of political “juice”, it’s also a tacit public admission that he knows the law against high-capacity mag possession is stupid. As Charlie Gibson might say, “Reloading? Never heard of it.”

  2. I suppose It wouldn’t be “fair” to put one of our liberal masters like David Gregory in jail. Jail is for little people, to paraphrase leona helmsly.

  3. KingShamus said

    Infidel: Truth. People on TV are just better than us.

    Starless: Charlie Gibson also called saying, “Getting gun facts correct? Maybe that’s a story for the cables.”

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