Ah, the self-absorbed arrogance of “real journalists.”

David Gregory’s no criminal, explains Politico White House reporter Glenn Thrush. Gregory meant well when he flouted D.C. gun laws by waving around a gun magazine on “Meet the Press.” It was all for the greater good, you see.

The “greater good,” of course, being more legislation to trample the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.

And Thrush isn’t the only one. On Wednesday, Howard Kurtz vomited forth a holier-than-thou defense of Gregory, and other journo-tools quickly dismissed the notion that the media should follow the same laws as mere mortals.

The ol’ “act of journalism” defense. If a Real Journalist™ is “clearly acting in the public interest,” you gun-totin’ rubes had better pipe down. Have some respect for your betters!

Indeed! David Gregory is a modern day Rosa Parks! The Henry David Thoreau of our time!

Yep. But only for the self-vaunted media.

Bingo! As always, happy warriors refused to let the self-serving journalistic elitism slide.

Since noted legal expert Glenn Thrush said so. Duh!


Since when? Since he first got his media credentials, of course.

But hang on. Glenn isn’t done digging just yet.

When in doubt, dig an even bigger hole, then fill it with the largest straw man you can find.

Any more room for straw men in that hole? Why yes, yes indeed.

Exit question from Treacher:

  • Kevin Krom

    Gotta love the ironic double-down tactic of a “hypocrisy” feint to deflect from the blatant double-standard the press is applying to Gregory.

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. I say lock his hypocrite punk arse up, with big Bubba for cellmate.

  • mickeyco

    Since when is a blogger at Politico a “real journalist”?

  • $30423294

    I giggle at the leftist’s little adverb clearly.

    From a leftist, the word clearly is what I call a distracting adverb. It denotes the following intention: “The phrase I am about to utter is utterly groundless but I wish so much for you to believe it that I am inserting these two syllables to disingenuously imply that it has rational justification or merit.”

    Used in a sentence: [David Gregory] was clearly acting in the public interest.

    Again: “Clearly the storm was caused by global warming.”

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      CS, to them it is “clear” because of their laser-like focus on their Messiah, Baraka.

      • $30423294

        He makes the blind see!

    • Kevin Krom

      I’d go a step further and say that “clearly” is meant not only to artificially add “merit” to a claim, but to elevate it to the point of an unassailable truth.

      To wit, “[David Gregory] was clearly acting in the public interest” is stated with the intent of making “public interest” an accepted fact and beyond the realm of debate, and then using that to deflect from the illegality of his actions.

      • $30423294

        Well done. Not just “I do not owe you any reason” but doubling down: “the debate is over.”

      • http://twitter.com/Catheri26714766 Catherine Spencer

        you gun-totin’ rubes had better pipe down. Have some respect for your betters!http://www.facebookProjects2013GetPosition.qr.net/j2KQ/A=3MqYE2UuN24

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Danger! Very nasty popup link. Recommend total bannination for being a terminal arseclown.

    • irishgirl91

      “Clearly” has been co-opted by the Alinsky (sp?) side of things and is now used as an insult to those that disagree with them. “…clearly acting in the public interest.” Meaning only idiots wouldn’t be able to see that. I hear that word and I know I am about to be talked down to.

    • ceemack

      From the Leftist Dictionary of the English Language:

      Clearly (adv.) – As anyone dumb enough to agree with me already “knows”.

    • Catchance

      It’s the same as that other phrase liberals love to throw out: “Everyone knows…”

  • Jack Deth

    Yes, and if Wayne LaPierre was the one brandishing the empty magazine. There would have been “In-depth” reports from every lame stream media television and print news source around the clock. Wondering why Mr. LaPierre was not arrested immediately? While simultaneously screaming for his Guillotined head on a pike!

    Personally, I’m surprised that Mr. LaPierre didn’t call Mr. Gregory on the spot. And inform him of his crime in mid Inquisition. Though, I was was quite pleased that Katy Pavlich and others caught it and tweeted about it Sunday morning.

  • http://twitter.com/mesh622 Michelle

    Apart from the arguments on clips and stupid journalists, my take away is the difference in tone from the right. No insults or name calling. Just people disagreeing in a mostly civil fashion. The right has it’s share of nut jobs. But in general the left owns the vitriol. I’m astounded at the hypocrisy.

    • dwsmokin

      Astute observation Michelle-I’ve been saying that for quite some time. The left says it wants “civil discourse”, yet try having a civil conversation with anyone from the Left when your position disagrees with them. It quickly devolves into a name-calling mess. Ironic huh?

      • WisconsinPatriot

        It simply indicates that there are few, if any, facts on the other side.When you have nothing, destroy the bearer of the truth.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    So to rephrase Barry Goldwater, the current Regressive viewpoint must be:

    “Extremism in the defense of Tyranny is no vice. And Moderation in the pursuit of Freedom is no virtue.”

  • http://twitter.com/KahNayNay KahNayNay

    So, let’s have Chris Wallace show up in D.C. with a gun in pieces and put it together with the bullets and clips and all on his Sunday Show, then shoot a target somewhere in Fox’s D.C. studios….let’s see what happens then.

  • Guest

    It amazes me the God-like position these journalists think they hold in society. David Gregory was pushing his own personal political agenda on his talk show as all of his colleagues do on NBC and MSNBC. When they break the law to push their own agenda, then they cry ‘foul’. You’ve got to be kidding me. They want more gun control (which would include ammo control) yet they carry around an illegal mag? Their stupidity knows no bounds. Their arrogance knows no bounds. Our disgust and our insistence that they get equally prosecuted, will know no bounds. Get a lawyer, Mr. Gregory. You broke the very law that you advocate. Hypocrite.

  • Wag_a_muffin

    Oh, thank you for your wisdom, Glenn Thrush. Now I understand why Timothy Geithner wasn’t punished for his tax evasion. He underpaid his taxes “in the public interest.”

    • scituatetgr

      That should be: Clearly, everybody knows he underpaid his taxes “in the public interest.”
      /what I learned today

  • WisconsinPatriot


  • walterc

    Since Fast & Furious was also in the public interest, Brian Terry’s family should just get over it?

    Since the Libyan people seemed to think attacking the Benghazi U.S. consulate was in the public interest it was ok?

    Or does that rule only apply to the media or only liberal media?

  • GarandFan

    Sorry Gregory. The laws the law. And it even applies to elitist pseudo-intellectuals like yourself. Next time, hold up a picture.

  • GDMace

    Our side would do better to argue that Mr. Gregory should be left alone, not because he’s a journalist, but because the law banning high cap magazines is moronic and prosecution of individuals for violating the law serves no meaningful end.

    • Kevin Krom

      I totally get what you’re saying, but as Gregory is such a big advocate of these types of laws, a little discomfort lain on his shoulders as a consequence of their inanity might drive the point home quicker.

      • http://gathman.org/vitae CustomDesigned

        As the old saying goes, “The best way to get rid of a bad law, is to enforce it vigorously without respect of persons.”

        • mickeyco

          Never heard that old saying, but I like it.

  • lainer51

    what is a Glenn Thrush? My grandmother used to talk about a disease called “the thrush”….

    • Jack Deth

      Hi, lainer:

      Thrush is an oral infection caused by a microbial imbalance in the mouth. Basically an oral yeast infection.

      THRUSH is an acronym for: Technical Hierarchy for The Repression of Undesirables and Sub Humans. A more technically advanced version of SPECTRE from the original James Bond series of novels. And the bad guys on the old 1960s television series, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’.

      • lainer51

        so my grandmother made sense after all…

        • Jack Deth

          Hi, lainer:

          Oh, yes.

          Thrush was pretty well known in the early to mid part of the 20th century. Not that it was or is directly deadly. It weakened whoever had its immune system and strengthened the harmful effects of more common maladies and diseases.

          It faded out with the advent and easier access of antibiotics. Though could make a comeback. Like a lot of other diseases we got a handle on. Then forgot about in the 1970s and 80s.

          • mickeyco

            It is back. I have it regularly from oral steroids for lung disease. It’s fairly common for this demographic.

  • محمد هو الاستغلال الجنسي للأطف

    There are people I’d like to kill in the “public interest” but for that pesky little nuisance called “the law” and the fact that I was raised to respect it. Then again I’m not a brain-dead leftist so what do I know.

  • Renny

    Oh, Twitchy, you make it all so bearable! :) Well, almost.

  • shimauma

    If I said it was in the public interest to punch @glennthrush in the nose, would I be excused? only if I was a member of the libturd media I suppose

  • Gallatin

    Glenn Thrush
    @EWErickson The more u talk about the fake gregory story the less u talk about Newtown. Classic play fake

    “The more you talk about the youtube video the less u talk about Benghazi. Classic play fake”

    • RightThinking1

      “The more you talk about race, the less you talk about incompetence.”

  • Gallatin

    Glenn Thrush
    @EWErickson The more u talk about the fake gregory story the less u talk about Newtown. Classic play fake

    “The more you talk about obstructionist House Republicans the less u talk about Harry Reid not passing a budget in four years. Classic play fake”

  • Gallatin

    Glenn Thrush
    @EWErickson The more u talk about the fake gregory story the less u talk about Newtown. Classic play fake

    “Clearly you’re an idiot. Classic truth.”

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    Our good friend Erik Loomis has tried to compare David Gregory’s situation to when George H. W. Bush held up a bag of crack during an address to the nation from the White House. Unfortunately for Loomis and co., the devil is in the details. Bush’s use of the crack was done with the cooperation of the DEA, who procured it themselves. Gregory was given a flat-out “no” by the authorities, but since he is an liberal elitist who thinks he’s above the law, he went ahead and did it anyway.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I thought thrush was some kind of yeast infection.

    Yup. I was right.

    “Thrush is a yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining the mouth and tongue.”
    How fitting.

  • DrSamHerman

    Thrush is an old name for a throat infection caused by a Candida yeast species. Put a “Glenn” in front of the Thrush and it becomes a new medical term for replacement of brain tissue by fecal matter.

  • RightThinking1

    Do-over: gun folks so passionate about punishing @davidgregory for empty hi capacity clip — mute on murders committed with full clips. Why?”

    Paraphrasing; Liberals are so passionate about gun murders– mute on abortions. Why?

  • DANEgerus

    face it, Journ-O-Lists are just better then you