Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace derided NBC’s “lousy” treatment of “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, saying the network is leaving him “twisting in the wind” by not being clear about his job security.
Gregory has suffered rampant speculation that he may be on his way out. A recent Daily Beast column questioned whether NBC offered a strong enough denial of a report by the New York Post’s Page Six that Gregory’s days are numbered.
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Wallace, a former moderator of “Meet the Press,” said NBC was mistreating his fellow Sunday morning show host.
“We all understand we don’t have a right to these jobs,” Wallace said on Fox News’ “MediaBuzz” Sunday. “It’s a tremendous privilege. On the other hand I think we do have a right to be treated properly and not shabbily. And if you’re going to get rid of David Gregory — and I don’t know that they are, I have no inside information — then they oughta just do it.”
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“But this kind of twisting in the wind… it’s unseemly,” he said. “They oughta either say ‘He’s our guy and we’re sticking with him,’ or they should get rid of him. But they shouldn’t put him in this limbo.”
NBC has not responded to TheWrap’s request for comment on Wallace’s comments and Gregory’s status.