David Gregory to moderate primary debate

It has been announced that journalist and embattled host of NBC’s Meet the Press David Gregory will moderate the first debate among Maryland’s top three Democratic candidates for governor on May 7, to be televised in the D.C. and Hagerstown, Md., markets.

Gregory has been taking it from all sides as Meet the Press has seen ratings fall under his stewardship. Less than two weeks ago, the Washington Post reported that NBC hired a “psychological consultant” a year ago “to get perspective and insight” presumably about what makes him less compelling than his predecessor Tim Russert.

Well, if his presence inspires apathy, then he’s an appropriate choice for moderator, given that leading candidate Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is being absolutely crushed in the polls by “Undecided.”