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Kurtz: ‘Charge Gregory with grandstanding. But don’t waste our time with a police probe’

Howard Kurtz, writing for Daily Download, has some thoughts about the David Gregory gun stunt on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” which has drawn the attention of the D.C. Metropolitan Police.

Let’s get real here. People who don’t like Gregory, or his network, or the media, or gun control are using his little stunt to express a bit of manufactured outrage, as though he were some kind of criminal.

This isn’t to say that NBC doesn’t have a bit of ‘splaning to do. The police say the network sought permission for Gregory to hold up the magazine during the Wayne LaPierre interview and was turned down.

Charge David Gregory with grandstanding. But don’t waste our time with a police “probe” that was launched purely for public relations purposes—and which has given Gregory an explosion of free publicity.

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