David Gregory out at Meet the Press

Image: Psy, Al Roker,  Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, David GregoryIt is official David Gregory is out at Meet the Press. Chuck Todd is in.

NBC named Chuck Todd as the new host of “Meet the Press.”

Gregory confirmed his exit from the network with a pair of tweets Thursday afternoon, and soon after the network confirmed the move in a memo to staff from NBC News chief Deborah Turness.

This is hardly a surprise. Rumors about Gregory’s demise have been constant fodder in media critic circles since at least 2012 with some mentions as early as 2010, only two years after he was hired.

Given the waning impact of the Sunday shows, I’m not sure what this does beyond give Chuck Todd a pay raise. Trading one lazy, leftwing shill for another is hardly a victory for our side. For Meet the Press, it is more like shuffling the rubber duckies on the deck of the Good Ship Lollipop.

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