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LANSING, Mich. (WJBK) -

They came close to scoring a national media trifecta, but timing got in the way for Gov. Rick Snyder.  He did the "Meet the Press" and "Face the Nation" Sunday morning gab fests, but poor ABC had to settle for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.  The Snyder team just couldn't fit it in but two our of three ain't all bad.

There was no trade-mark Mr. Snyder open neck dress shirt with sports jacket this time.  Nope.  It was on with the blue tie to help underscore the seriousness of the governor trying to explain why the state's largest city is starring at a Chapter 9 bankruptcy experience.

In predictable form, the governor deftly avoided making much news or uttering anything even remotely controversial. NBC's David Gregory tried as did CBS's Bob Schieffer who did manage to extract one tidbit of news from the governor.  More on that in a sec.

Mr. Gregory, host of "MTP" started out on a potentially embarrassing tact.  He dragged out a Governor Snyder quote from last June saying Detroit "is not going into bankruptcy."

Welcome to the world of covering Mr. Snyder, Mr. Gregory.  The governor ignored the quote, and dove into what he wanted to say about "every other option" being considered before the Chapter 9 trigger was squeezed.

Mr. G. tried again with a similar yet fruitless follow-up, as he wondered how the "politicians let down the city."

"This is a great opportunity," the governor went two for two against the network grand inquisitor.  "We're being real now," he stayed on message expressing hope for the city which still had lots of good things going on despite all the ugly national headlines to the contrary.

On the issue of federal assistance, the governor told NBC he would not speak for the federal government which is his standard line on most things having to do with Washington while conceding "this is not about writing checks."

At least Mr. Schieffer pressed the governor on the issue.  Mr. Snyder noted the state "can't bail out the city" when in reality the real answer is the GOP legislature won't.  But on help from the Obama administration the governor reflected, "if the feds want to, it's their option."

And that good readers was the one news nugget during about 12 minutes of network cross examination.

So if you judge this stuff on getting your message out, this was not a fair fight.  However, major points were taken off, Mr. Snyder did not mention Renlentless Positive Action.

Next time.

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