Above the Law? Howard Kurtz Scolds D.C. Police for Investigating NBC's David Gregory

December 27th, 2012 5:57 PM

Howard Kurtz of The Daily Beast has some tough talk for the D.C. Police investigating NBC's David Gregory. In an interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre on Sunday's Meet the Press, Gregory had produced an high capacity magazine on-air in violation of D.C. gun laws, thus attracting a police investigation.

Kurtz lamely implied that although Gregory broke the law, he shouldn't be prosecuted for it. "But the D.C. Police Department apparently has nothing better to do than examine whether he violated the city’s gun laws," Kurtz scoffed in his column at the Daily Download.

Gregory clearly broke the law. Should journalists be above the law? Kurtz thinks Gregory shouldn't be prosecuted:

"The late word that NBC requested, and failed to receive, permission from the police certainly complicates the matter. But I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes," argues Kurtz.

Reports show that NBC may have received two different answers about the legality of Gregory's stunt prior to Sunday's show. Regardless, the D.C. Police claim they informed NBC beforehand that the action was illegal.

Read Kurtz's whole column here.

(H/T National Review)

Below is a video of Gregory waving the clip on NBC's Meet the Press: