‘Meet the Press’ Admits Ratings Fail, Invites Will.I.Am as Guest


Because this is what you need to stay awake just to watch it, perhaps?

Ever since the fateful day when the great Tim Russert left this mortal coil, NBC has been praying to the stellar reporter roundtable in heaven for some supernatural ratings help. David Gregory just hasn’t been getting the job done. In fact, ratings for the Sunday broadcast is at historic lows.

Many people at NBC have been trying to figure out how to get the ratings back up, which have included conversations about replacing Gregory as host. The show is even losing top people, like its EP for 12 years who recently got the same gig with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s ‘This Week.’

So, for a quick ratings grab, the show deviated from its [insert another talking head senator here] format to that whimsical political hack named … Will.i.am. Wait, what?!

will i am MTPSpeaking as an ardent supporter of the president, and a “philanthropist,” Blackeyed Peas guy Will.i.am was a guest on ‘Meet the Press.’ According to the story in HuffPo, the artist joined the show’s roundtable discussion … and weighed in on the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Benghazi, and the public’s frustration with Washington, D.C.

Um, yeah.

This has to be No. 4,687 of “Why they hate us.” Just because a guy a certain panache for making music does not mean his views on politics mean squat. Yet, there he was with Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, NBC News political director Chuck Todd, former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) to discuss hot topics and possibly share recipes, I guess.

Someone be listening because I believe I hear Jesus coming back sooner than we think. If you need, I’ll be packing my bags for the trip.