Howard Kurtz speaks with Ian Schwartz, who is behind the website FireDavidGregory.com.
Schwartz says in an interview that “I generally have a distaste for the mainstream media.” Asked why he singled out Gregory, Schwartz cites the White House correspondent’s overly aggressive questioning over the Dick Cheney hunting accident and an appearance with Don Imus in which the radio host joked that Gregory must be drunk (later soberly denied by Gregory).
“I know it’s his job to get answers,” Schwartz says, but his online petition — which he says was signed by 3,200 people — was a way of “telling him to cool it. I’m just glad it got coverage.”
As for Gregory, he says “I didn’t take it very seriously,” but admits visiting the site.