As she often does on her blog, FNC host Greta Van Susteren pulls back the curtain on the TV news business, in an essay about this week’s report, clarification, denial and show of support for NBC’s David Gregory. “Instability at a network, caused by a shakeup in the programming or rumors of it, not only disrupts the direct victim but makes all the others who work at the network nervous, wondering if they are next,” Van Susteren writes.
These recent stories about Gregory are awful – who is planting them or causing them? who are the anonymous sources? Certainly not Gregory. If a network wants to, it can destroy a talent. If a network wants to fight for that talent, it can, and not just with wimpy press statements — no one buys those – but proving it with what they do with the talent.