No grand wizard

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 10 20:27:04 UTC 2011

Big flop yesterday morning from David Gregory.
> On NBC's "Today" this morning, David Gregory--the host of "Meet the
> Press"--was addressing the lack of Republican infrastructure that
> might encourage a beleaguered Herman Cain to leave the GOP
> presidential contest.
> He chose his words poorly. Said Gregory:
>     "Well there is no, you know, grand wizard in the party right now
>     who can really force the issue."

Evan Morris (lurking here?) then pointed out that Gregory apologize via
Twitter. This is also an update on the same blog post.

> The good people at NBC just e-mailed to make known that Gregory
> apologized--via Twitter--shortly after this post went up:
>     @davidgregory "Wizard" remark this morning was a very poor choice
>     of words. Did not mean to make that connection at all. Was not
>     thinking. I apologize

HuffPo has both parts of the story as well, but was a little late in
covering it (includes the original video).

This was no slip of the tongue. The statement was completely in the
flow, appeared to have been prepared and was delivered very smoothly.

BTW, Gregory pronounces Bialik as "Bee-'elik". Are there no Slavs or
Yiddish-speakers in the media?


The American Dialect Society -

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