Meet the Press Wanted Jon Stewart?!
So, NBC offered the job of hosting Meet the Press to Jon Stewart. Apparently they offered him anything he wanted...probably more money than they are paying the nice but soon-to-be hapless Chuck Todd who will dutifully follow in his predecessors path of mindless submission to the Democratic party and his leftist employers.
How on earth do we unpack (favorite word of academics) this? The once-upon-a-time most respected Sunday news program offers the host job to a comedian, a far-left comedian at that. Tim Russert is surely turning over in his grave. This much is clear: our media have become a joke. The joke is on us and it is indicative of the precarious state of the nation. That one of the three major networks would consider ratings and demographics over talent, truth and objectivity is a sad commentary. This is especially true at this moment in time when world wide chaos is the order of the day - Islamic barbarianism, disease, maybe plague, racial strife cooked up by American race hustlers, rampant illegal immigration, and economic stagnation, all of which are the product of the Obama administration policies.
Most conservatives gave up watching the network Sunday news shows years ago. Each of them, CBS, NBC, ABC plus CNN, is hosted by committed leftists interested only in furthering the Democratic agenda, no matter how much harm is done to the nation. Watching any of them is a waste of valuable time. None of the hosts, Schieffer, Stephanopoulos, David Gregory or Crowley would ask a Democrat a hard or potentially dangerous question. Their job is to obfuscate. And NBC wanted to hire Jon Stewart!
If NBC really wanted to increase its ratings it would consider hiring a conservative. There is no better interviewer on the planet than Hugh Hewitt. He is smart, fair and truly informed. Anyone who has heard him interview anyone will agree. He should be their first choice. How about Tammy Bruce? Sharp, funny, incisive. And then there is Mark Levin, a constitutional and legal scholar of the first order (as is Hewitt) who would be deliciously ruthless with any guest, left or right. Levin as a host would bring ratings like WWF. Levin as a host would be the WWF.
Roger Hedgecock, the former mayor of San Diego, would be a great host. Laura Ingraham would be fabulous. Megyn Kelly would be amazing but would turn them down. Bret Baier of course would be wonderful, not that he would take the job either. Chris Wallace of Fox is only marginally better than the network folks and not a contender. He will never violate the leftist code of his father.
There are countless whip-smart people in this country who would and could make Meet the Press number one again. But NBC is looking in all the wrong places.