NBC's Gregory Aptly Sears Politico In Roast: Paper 'Petulant' and 'Trivial'

Politico turned five years old yesterday and self-importantly celebrated its survival of infancy with a roast video featuring journalists and pundits celebrating the paper with biting comments.

Perhaps the best, and most spot-on quip came from NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory about 30 seconds into the spot (video embedded below):

It's truly a news organization that acts its age. A petulant five-year-old concerned with only trivial matters. That's Politico.

Perhaps the dopiest tribute in the video -- aside from Luke Russert's Skynet comparison -- immediately follows, with Huffington Post founder woodenly cracking a joke about Mike Allen's penchant for breaking scoops.

Happy birthday, Politico. You've certainly given us plenty of material to work with over the years.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters