NBC’s David Gregory Drunk on Imus in the Morning
NBC White House correspondent David Gregory was apparently drunk on Imus this morning. Here’s the video of the MSNBC simulcast:
Via emailed tip. The transcript (as reported by the emailer) is in the extended entry.
IMUS: Let’s go to the White House correspondent David Gregory.
DAVID GREGORY: I’m OK.
IMUS: You can calls us later if you want.
GREGORY: [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter]
IMUS: Are you drunk?
GREGORY: [Laughter] [Laughter]
IMUS: Are you all right David?
GREGORY: India is a wonderful language and i’ve been learning, where’s my little sheet here. I’ve been learning some new phrases to come home. But any way, that being one of them and i just think it’s nice.
IMUS: It is.
GREGORY: Thank you.
IMUS: Having a lot of fun there. What’s wrong with you?
GREGORY: I just think it’s funny. [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter]
CHARLES: He’s drunk.
IMUS: He is drunk!
CHARLES: Oh god.
IMUS: Why don’t you compose yourself and get back to us. You want to?
GREGORY: [Laughter] [Laughter] [Laughter]
IMUS: What are you in some harrem?
IMUS: What? David?
GREGORY: No, i’m fine.
IMUS: We need a camera.
Oh my lord.
IMUS: Somebody’s got —
GREGORY: i was — remember that movie “Arthur” with Dudley Moore where he just thinks funny things and that’s what was going on. If i could find this sheet, actually i just found it. Anyway.
IMUS: You have any news? [Laughter]
IMUS: we got to go, we’ll get back to you.
GREGORY: I’m sorry.
IMUS: That’s all right.
IMUS: Well, call us back will you?
GREGORY: Anyway. There are serious things going on here which i know you’re very interested in.
IMUS: We don’t have any time for them now. Quickly.
GREGORY: Big deal between India and the United States. The upshot is we’re going to provide nuclear know-how and fuel to india which they need for their economy to grow. But since they never signed the nonproliferation treaty it’s a real turn around and critics worry that it sends the wrong message to other parts of the world.
GREGORY: I would add, i would add that this is how you say thank you.
IMUS: What is it again?
[Speaking foreign language]
IMUS: Well that’s great. But we have to go. It’s always nice to hear from you.
GREGORY: I’ll call you after dinner.
IMUS: NBC Chief White House Correspondant from New Delhi, India. Clearly drunk.
That explains his behavior in the Whitehouse briefing room.
I..rese…resent ..hic..yuur accusashuns. I’m as soooper..soober..sober as Teddy Kenneshty
Drudge’s transcript does match up with the audio or video clips that are on the web. Wikipedia’s entry on David Gregory has a more accurate version.