David Gregory Must Be Stopped

Swing Your PartnerThis morning, Imus pressed NBC WH correspondent David Gregory on his ongoing descent into dancing foolery. Video here. And, truly, it must be seen to be believed.

IMUS: You’re hosting “Meet the Press” this weekend?
GREGORY: I am. I am.
IMUS: This is huge, huh?
GREGORY: I’m looking forward to it.
IMUS CRONY: Not if they saw the tape of him, you know, grooving to Hillary Duff.
GREGORY: Well, look, I believe that, you know, the viewers can handle all of this. They can understand that I’ve got a funny side and I can show some personality like the i-man here. And they’re willing to accept that. I’m very serious about what I do. Serious about dancing, serious about the news.
IMUS: Who are you having on, Lil’ Kim? P. Diddy again?
GREGORY: I like to keep in shape too. I don’t think people have a problem with that.
IMUS: Charles, we have him now on the “Today” show doing a step thing with a bar. I mean, you’ve got to stop doing this. This is insane.
GREGORY: One other point before we get on to talking about the serious news. . . .
IMUS: And Al Roker. that is really troubling. You’ve got to stop doing this. This is going to ruin you. Who’s going to be on “”meet the press””?
GREGORY: We’re going to have Senator Lott and his new — talking about his new book, “”Herding cats,”” talking about the Strom Thurmond incident from 2002. His views on Iraq and John Roberts.
IMUS: You’re dancing with Al Roker? Oh, God almighty. This is…
IMUS CRONY: David Gregory has jumped the shark.
IMUS: He’s slapping hands with some of the workout babes. Oh, my God. Oh, look at that. look at that!
GREGORY: Stop it. Just stop it.
IMUS CRONY: That’s Tommy Tune. That’s not David Gregory.
IMUS: You are just — this is horrible. I mean, what’s wrong with you? You can’t be doing this. what are you, nuts?

We have to agree with the I-Man here: Please, David, for all that is holy, stop, stop the madness. Though, you know, if you’re going to be covering the Roberts hearings, it makes a, uhm, queer kind of sense….

BTW: “Serious about dancing, serious about the news”? We’re totally stealing that.

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