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.