Skip to comments.Russert dies of heart attack according to Drudge
Posted on 06/13/2008 12:30:14 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
Tim Russert, NBC journalist and political heavyweight host of "Meet the Press," has died after collapsing at NBC's Washington news bureau, a source said. He was 58 years old.
I just heard on the Radio.
On Fathers day weekend. Hannity says Tim was VERY close to his Son.
What a tragedy. RIP
We can only hope that NBC doesn't replace him with David Gregory or Keith Olbermann as their next Washington bureau chief. It would be better to bring back Tom Brokaw, at least temporarily.
Ouch! Too young. Condolences to his family.
Hillary’s revenge. She executed her payback for him asking that question about the (then) New York governor’s (what was his name again?) law for drivers licenses for illegals.
Russert’s question at that first debate — and Hillary’s horrible answer — started her slide into defeat. Rush asked that question of his radio audience before Russert asked it of Hillary, so Rush likes to take credit for it. Therefore, Rush — look out! Hillary’s on the warpath!
A true family man. God bless his soul and his family.
RIP Mr. Russert.
Survivors include Russerts wife, Maureen Orth, a writer for Vanity Fair magazine, whom he met at the 1976 Democratic National Convention; and their son, Luke.
Tom Brokaw gave MSNBC viewers the news at 3:40 p.m. “He worked to the point of exhaustion so many weeks,” Brokaw said, adding: “This news division will not be the same without his strong, clear voice.”
I thought that he was always able to ask the hard question, no matter what political stripe the person he was asking it was. He was a good American. From South Buffalo and I know something about those kinds of people from there. Mainly Irish-American and Catholic. I live in Buffalo and have had many a "discussion" with the boys, all dems of course, but great God-fearing Americans every one. Tim was one of them.
Well he’s playing golf with Big Russ right now...
This is pretty sharp questioning. We know that Russert tends to take it easy on Democrats in general, and Senator Clinton in particular. However, being interviewed by Russert is certainly no picnic for a Democrat.
Russert is the proof that media bias exists. If someone is relatively evenhanded, we can recognize it. The rest of the media, by and large, is far easier on Democrats, and aggressive towards Republicans.
Could be mistaken, but I thought I heard that they were pairing Keith Olbermann with him, and that it was viewed as a real slap in the face to him. Anyone know anything about this? So Russert’s spot goes to . . . Olbermann now?????
Wanted to spend Father's Day with Big Russ, I guess.
I'm assuming Big Russ has already passed ... feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on that one.
I thought Big Russ was still alive?
Big Russ is very much alive. Tim just helped him move.
Sorry to see one of the decent ones from NBC to go. I know he was a lib, but he seemed to be pretty fair and he asked some good questions and seemed to be well informed. Sad for his family.
“Wait, first there were 3 threads, one with over a hundred replies. Now, theres only one thread, with about 40 replies. Why?”
There seems to be a big influx of troll-like posters who are on a campaign to destroy F.R. by starting fights, making personal attacks, ruining all debate, discussion, and throwing any kind of courtesy out the window.
Or maybe the whole world has gone to Hell, and being addicts and long time freepers, our hell is having F.R. turned into a cesspool like DU.
Or maybe it’s because it’s Friday the 13th.
Adding my prayer. Nobody deserves to die that young.
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