Why David Gregory is in Trouble

Viewership on Meet The Press is down 25% since David Gregory has taken over, with the competition picking up the slack.  Here is the problem:  Tim Russert was a master of appearing to be in the middle.  99% of the time I was comfortable with his tone and ‘body english’ in his line of questioning, both in terms of the questions asked and HOW they were asked.

I am constantly wincing with Gregory.  He has a clear, albeit slight, conservative slant. Even worse, the manner and style in which he tries to stir things up is irritating.