This is long, but it is worth a read. It’s about David Gregory getting fired from Meet the Press, but contains a lot of Washinton and network inside baseball.
For what it’s worth, I don’t have any thoughts either way on Gregory vs. Chuck Todd, but I think Gregory was probably scapegoated for changes that were well beyond his control. I think these Sunday morning shows are doomed as we now know them. I’m as obsessed with politics as anybody, but I find these shows unwatchable. They trot out the same old reliables like John McCain week after week who spout talking points. These shows arose before the internet became a thing, and even before widespread access to 24 hr cable news. At one point they were how political junkies got their fix. Now, there are so many other outlets. My guess is that the primary audience for these show is much older and the kind of people who like politics qua politics more so than actual issues. The only time I’m really interested in politics qua politics is during Presidential primary season. Then I’ll watch these shows. Otherwise, count me out.