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New moderator for Meet the Press?

Friday, November 07, 2008 by Dave Winer.

If you recall, Tom Brokaw signed on to moderate MTP through the election. I thought he did mostly a good job, an improvement over the previous management. A couple of times I thought he crossed the line into advocacy, but on the whole, well done.  Permalink to this paragraph

Now the big question -- who's next? Permalink to this paragraph

People I hope it's not: Andrea Mitchell (boring, petty, insidery, bird-like). David Gregory (just boring).  Permalink to this paragraph

Someone I could live with: Chuck Todd, would bring excellent guests on the show, he has everyone's respect. But he's a numbers guy and numbers aren't the game now that the election is over. You need someone who's better at political nuance. He's better as a sidekick than the main act. Permalink to this paragraph

Someone else I could live with: Mika Brzezinski, co-host of Morning Joe, starting to step out on her own, subbing for Gregory (whose show has a new name indicating he's probably not the choice for MTP). She is intelligent, experienced, and has been in the background too much for all the talent she has.  Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named brown.jpgNow the person I really want who they'll never pick: Aaron Brown. I can't say enough about his interviewing style, intelligent, humorous, disarming, he's the kind of guy you'd like to spill the beans to and then realize you just screwed yourself. My benchmark for this job is who would Lindsay Graham have a hard time bullshitting. Only one answer there -- Aaron Brown. Permalink to this paragraph

Like I said, it'll never happen. :-( Permalink to this paragraph


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