Kurtz’s “Skeptics” Clearly Don’t Read/Watch Politico

From Howard Kurtz’s Washington Post column today comes this anonymously-sourced criticism of NBC News’s David Gregory, (thisclose to) moderator of Meet The Press:

Skeptics say that Gregory has a less than commanding screen presence as a host, leading them to question whether he could sustain viewer interest in the hour-long Sunday program. As the son of a Broadway producer, he might need a bit more showmanship.

Who are these “skeptics” who doubt Gregory’s “screen presence?” And, is it also these “skeptics” who think “he might need a bit more showmanship” or is that Kurtz speaking for himself? Either way, I can’t see how Gregory’s “showmanship” could be in question.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.