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  • If Tim Russert was Still Living

    06/07/2013 1:33:41 PM PDT · by publius321 · 19 replies
    Do you feel safe from tyrannical regimes of the middle-east who wish to take away your freedom now that we have tyrannical Ayatollah Obama to protect us from them.  Treachery against the citizens of the United States of America and the abrogation of our constitutional rights is so much more palatable when done by one so charming.  It makes all the difference. As I wrote years ago, I was against the "Patriot Act" because the inevitable abuses being foreshadowed should have been OBVIOUS to anyone who understands the propensities of human beings and centralized government.  The very name itself, the fact that they...
  • An American in Washington

    08/31/2012 4:08:10 PM PDT · by Jude in WV
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/24/2008 | Jeffry Lord
    excerpt: Tim Russert understood instinctively the power of dreams because he was a dreamer himself. He understood in his gut that the strength of America was not in Washington but in the dreams of Buffalo and all the Buffalo's around America. In that very real sense, this is what made him a genuine American in Washington. He was decidedly incapable of becoming one of the media or political pooh-bahs who have long since surrendered their dreams for invitations to cocktail parties in the salons of Georgetown. He was that rare creature in Washington who understood the real meaning of his...
  • Flashback 2007: Tim Russert and Chris Matthews Agree Social Security Is 'A Bad Ponzi Scheme'

    What should be interesting to participants and pundits alike is that during the last presidential campaign, on November 5, 2007, the late Tim Russert, and Chris Matthews, while talking about the Democrat candidates on an episode of MSNBC's "Hardball" broadcast exactly one year before America elected its first black president, agreed that Social Security was "a bad Ponzi scheme" (video follows with transcript and commentary.
  • Luke Russert - MSNBC journalist, takes on Charlie Rangel (Video)

    07/23/2010 6:07:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 79 replies · 6+ views
    CONGRESSMAN RANGEL: What are you talking about? You're just trying to make copy? What job? The one I got? RUSSERT: Yeah. I mean, these are really serious violations. CONGRESSMAN RANGEL: I mean, how do you think I got my job? I was elected. How do you think I lose it? RUSSERT: Well, there's two ways. You could lose it if your colleagues voted you out of here because of ethics violations or if your constituents do not find you upstanding. CONGRESSMAN RANGEL: What station are you with? Well, you're young; I guess you do need to make a name for...
  • THE TIM RUSSERT INTERVIEW OF PRESIDENT OBAMA August 15, 2010 Part I

    07/09/2010 7:58:51 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 11 replies
    7/9/2010 | nikos1121
    The Tim Russert Interview of President Obama August 20, 2010, (I had a dream). Thank you Mr. President for agreeing to meet with me. It’s a great honor for me. I think you know that I’ve been watching the first two years of your presidency with much interest from afar. Even though I am in a strange way out of my earthly body, I felt compelled to offer you this opportunity to sit down with me, since no other reporter to date has done so. Let’s get right into it. Gulf Oil Spill 1. We’re now well into the fifth...
  • Russert Amazed Black Republicans Seek Tea Party Support ...

    05/05/2010 3:45:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 771+ views
    newsbusters ^ | 5/5/10 | Mark Finkelstein
    Listen to the surprise in Luke Russert's voice as he reports that many African-American Republican candidates for congress are seeking support from the Tea Party. After all, says Luke, the Tea Party is a group that "a lot of folks have claimed to be racist against African-Americans." Russert expressed his amazement on MSNBC this morning, discussing a New York Times article that reports that at least 32 black Republicans are running for Congress.
  • Timothy "Big Russ" Russert Passes Away

    09/24/2009 8:16:00 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies · 1,396+ views
    mediabistro.com ^ | Sep 24, 2009 | Chris Ariens
    Timothy "Big Russ" Russert Passes Away By Chris Ariens on Sep 24, 2009 09:15 PM Russ_9.24.JPGThe father of the late Tim Russert, and grandfather of NBC News correspondent Luke Russert, Timothy Russert passed away today. "While he was affectionately known to the world as 'Big Russ,' he carried no more important nor meaningful titles than those of father, grandfather, great-grandfather, patriot and friend," reads a statement from his family. "We warmly thank all those who were inspired by his life and his lessons." In 2004, NBC's Washington Bureau Chief and moderator of "Meet the Press" Tim Russert wrote "Big Russ...
  • Reid On The Rocks

    09/11/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 3,563+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2009
    Politics: The senator who called the president a liar and never apologized may have worn out his welcome in his home state. Harry Reid may be riding the liberal agenda into political oblivion.In 2004, Republicans defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle largely on the theme that he neglected his home state in favor of national party interests. The GOP is hoping that in 2010 lightning will strike a second time, and Nevada polls indicate it may be more than wishful thinking. In 1998, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes. Ensign would go on to win Nevada's other...
  • LUKE RUSSERT MIA AT NBC NEWS (Gets Paid, Doesn't Work)

    05/11/2009 10:25:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,878+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 11, 2009
    SOME hardworking folks at NBC and MSNBC -- who work long hours for little pay -- are wondering, "Where in the world is Luke Russert?" One insider sniped, "He was hired last year to be the youth correspondent -- he got a great contract and was supposed to cover youth issues, blog and bring in young viewers, but he's been MIA for a while. It's like, 'Well, that's what you get for nepotism.' "
  • Poll Confirms: Murtha in Trouble (And What Democrat Has Done More to Merit Defeat?)

    10/23/2008 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 51 replies · 1,396+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 10/23/08 | Brian Faughnan
    Front Page Poll Confirms: Murtha in Trouble And What Democrat Has Done More to Merit Defeat? Posted by: Brian Faughnan Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 07:28AM CDT 0 Comments Hot off the presses: Democratic Rep. John Murtha leads retired Army Lt. Col. William Russell by a little more than 4 percentage points, within the Susquehanna Poll's 4.9-point margin of error. The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted for the Tribune-Review on Tuesday, amid uproar over Murtha's statement that some of his constituents are racist...About 54 percent of voters among those polled say it's time for someone else to represent...
  • NBC'S Russert Said He Made a "Dumb" Statement (ya think?)

    09/25/2008 11:33:47 AM PDT · by AnnGora · 72 replies · 374+ views
    AP ^ | September 25, 2008 | AP
    NBC news reporter Luke Russert said he made a "dumb" misstatement on the Today Show Wednesday when he suggested that smart people supported Barack Obama for president. Almost immediately, Russert took a hazing in the Web world.
  • Tim Russert missed more then ever right now. (Wouldn't tolerate the scum journalism going on now)

    09/02/2008 9:21:02 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 38 replies · 163+ views
    Vanity | 9-2-2008 | Me
    After watching debacle after debacle these last few days, I can't help but think that if Russert was still alive none of this crap would still be happening. Tim was a Democrat, but a fairly down the middle Democrat. He would absolute come down hard on this garbage the media is doing now. A real shame his guiding hand is not there right now as it has become the wild west in reporting. Very sad indeed.
  • Disrespecting Tony

    07/19/2008 5:55:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 377+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2008 | Bill O'Reilly
    The recent death of Tony Snow brought sadness to millions of Americans who admired the man's public service and optimism about his country. But not everybody felt the need to honor him. Just hours after he died from cancer, the Associated Press released an obituary that has shocked some people and badly damaged the AP's image, at least in the conservative community. AP reporter Douglass Daniel began the article by listing some of Tony's accomplishments, but then suddenly veered into ideological territory, writing: "With a quick-from-the-lip repartee, broadcaster's good looks and a relentlessly bright outlook -- if not always a...
  • Tim Russert's Wife Opens Up About His Death

    06/24/2008 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 39 replies · 114+ views
    People ^ | 6/19/08
    Leaving their hotel room in Italy ahead of his wife and son to go back to Washington, D.C., so he could tape that Sunday's Meet the Press, Tim Russert was grabbed by his wife. "I said to him, 'I want to give you a hug; maybe I'll never see you again,' " says journalist Maureen Orth, speaking publicly about her husband for the first time since his June 13 passing – the day after he left Italy. "I don't know why I said that to him. I just had a feeling." Russert was under extra stress at the time of...
  • Keith (O) goes nuts over ketchup (monster ego chuckle)

    06/25/2008 8:17:15 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 23 replies · 153+ views
    Page Six ^ | 6-25-08 | Paula Froelich
    <p>MSNBC blowhard Keith Olbermann couldn't even control his temper at a memorial reception for beloved Tim Russert.</p> <p>Network sources told Page Six Olbermann was furious last week when MSNBC didn't get him a first-class ticket to Washington, DC, for a private service honoring the "Meet the Press" anchor's passing.</p>
  • Tim Who? Krazy Keith Wants First Class, Goes Bananas Over Ketchup!

    06/25/2008 8:26:06 AM PDT · by Quaker · 15 replies · 113+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | June 25, 2008 | Quaker
    Keith Olbermann had a temper tantrum at a memorial reception for the late Tim Russert.
  • An American in Washington

    06/24/2008 5:15:27 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 24, 2008 | Jeffrey Lord
    Tim Russert was an American. I'm not using the term in its patriotic sense, although he certainly was not just a patriot but an unabashed one at that. No, Tim Russert was an American in that very particular fashion that makes Americans the most distinctive breed of humans on the planet. He was an American in precisely the cultural sense that causes European elites -- and all too frequently our own -- to grind their teeth and look down their noses with such haughty disdain at the one population on earth composed of the entire world's rejects, refugees and descendants...
  • Delaying News in the Era of the Internet (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/23/2008 4:37:07 AM PDT · by abb · 43 replies · 98+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 23, 2008 | Noam Cohen
    WHEN the NBC News host Tim Russert died on June 13, NBC tried to hold back the news from going public for more than an hour to notify his family vacationing in Italy and presumably to prepare for what became six hours of coverage on its cable news outlet, MSNBC. And King Canute, ancient legend has it, tried to hold back the tide. Mr. Russert collapsed from a heart attack in NBC’s Washington newsroom around 1:40 p.m.; he was treated there and then taken to a hospital, arriving at 2:23 and being pronounced dead shortly thereafter, according to press accounts....
  • Olbermann, Matthews Fight for Tim Russert’s Job

    06/20/2008 5:02:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 261+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | June 20, 2008
    Keith Olbermann is threatening to leave MSNBC if he doesn’t land the late Tim Russert’s “Meet the Press” job on NBC, according to a source. But he’s not the only MSNBC cable news anchor jockeying for Russert’s job — Chris Matthews is also said to have his eye on the plum position. Matthews was heard discussing what seemed to be his strategy for landing Russert’s job when he attended Wednesday’s memorial for Russert in Washington, D.C., the New York Post’s Page Six column reported, saying Matthews “huddled with an unidentified ‘agent type’ and seemed to be plotting.” An observer told...
  • Jeez guys. You couldn't wait until the body was cold?

    06/20/2008 12:09:52 PM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies · 116+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6-20-08 | Rick Moran
    Tim Russert has been dead a week but that hasn't stopped the nakedly ambitous potato heads at MSNBC from lusting after his Meet The Press job. Word is out and reported by Page Six at the New York Post that both hysterically hyper Chris Matthews and that bumbling bufoon Keith Olbermann are both jockeying for position in the MTP sweepstakes: TIM Russert's body wasn't even cold in the ground before MSNBC anchors Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann started jockeying for his job, sources claim. .....
  • CABLE GUYS LUST FOR TIM'S JOB (K.O. "threatened to quit" if not given Russert's spot, source says

    06/20/2008 7:42:09 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 89 replies · 85+ views
    New York Post (Page Six) ^ | June 20, 2008 | Richard Johnson
    TIM Russert's body wasn't even cold in the ground before MSNBC anchors Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann started jockeying for his job, sources claim. Matthews was heard loudly discussing what seemed to be his strategy for landing Russert's "Meet the Press" show at Wednesday's memorial reception for the NBC Washington bureau chief at the Kennedy Center in DC. After Brian Williams, Carl Bernstein, David Gergen, Barbara Walters and NBC brass eulogized their friend, Matthews huddled with an unidentified "agent type" and seemed to be plotting... Meanwhile, Matthews' MSNBC cable cohort Olbermann, who was also at the memorial, is "threatening to...
  • Meet The Press: With Brian Williams Starting Sunday

    06/19/2008 1:29:43 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 48 replies · 78+ views
    NBC News | 6-19-2008
    MSNBC/NBC News announce that Brian Williams will take over Meet The Press on a trial run starting this Sunday.
  • Williams In For Russert (to fill in for Tim Russert)

    06/19/2008 4:32:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 129+ views
    nypost.com ^ | June 19, 2008 | Don Kaplan
    NBC anchor Brian Williams will be the first to fill in for Tim Russert as the host for "Meet the Press" this Sunday, the network said today. Russert died suddenly last week of cardiac arrest. After Williams, several different NBC news personalities are expected to rotate as the host of the Sunday morning interview show until a permanent replacement is named - sometime later this year or early next.
  • Western Medicine Fails Tim Russert

    06/19/2008 4:05:11 AM PDT · by ThePythonicCow · 206 replies · 636+ views
    Wellness Resources ^ | Wednesday, June 18, 2008 | Byron Richards, CCN
    The shocking death of Tim Russert last Friday has left an entire nation wondering what happened.  He was a model patient, doing everything his doctors asked.  All major media have run articles trying to explain the nuances and difficulties in treating coronary artery disease.  These articles find little fault in Russert’s care, trying to create the idea that his heart attack was just too hard to predict and that all that could have been done for him was done.  I beg to differ.  His death represents the failure of standard medical care to produce a positive result – an occurrence...
  • Meet the Jerk

    06/19/2008 3:40:59 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 33 replies · 80+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | June 18, '08 | Doug Gamble
    One of the names being mentioned as a replacement for Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" is Chris Matthews. Matthews is one of the biggest horse's patooties on television, if not the biggest, a man so enamored of of his own grating voice that he can barely stop talking long enough to let a guest get a word in. Much like Charley Rose, only worse, Matthews is master of the run-on question. He goes on and on, and just when the guest detects that Matthews is about to take a breath and tries to jump in with an answer, Matthews...
  • In Russert Coverage, Elite Media Mourn Passing Of Their Own Power

    06/18/2008 3:47:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 7 replies · 142+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6-16-08 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Tim Russert passed away before the program ended, but the news on Friday didn't happen until afterwards.  I actually got the news at about a quarter of three Friday afternoon in an e-mail that said "Not For Reporting" because it hadn't been confirmed.  A very, very, very sad thing.  I knew Tim Russert, and he was just a prince of a guy. But I have to tell you, folks, this orgy of coverage from about four o'clock Friday afternoon on ceased to be about Tim Russert and instead it's been about the media and who they are and how...
  • Archbishop Niederauer praises Tim Russert’s devotion to faith, family [Open]

    06/18/2008 1:38:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies · 180+ views
    CNA ^ | June 18, 2008
    Tim Russert / Archbishop George Niederauer Washington DC, Jun 18, 2008 / 04:11 am (CNA).- Archbishop George H. Niederauer of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Communications Committee, the late Tim Russert on Tuesday for his devotion to his Catholic faith, family, work as a journalist and his work with Catholic charities."Russert was valued by Americans for his tremendous command of the political and electoral process and his commitment to discovering each aspect of the story that contributed to people having a better awareness of the issues of public life and candidates for political office," Archbishop Niederauer said....
  • A Search for Answers in Russert’s Death

    06/17/2008 6:03:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 112 replies · 2,418+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 17, 2008 | DENISE GRADY
    Given the great strides that have been made in preventing and treating heart disease, what explains Tim Russert’s sudden death last week at 58 from a heart attack? The answer, at least in part, is that although doctors knew that Mr. Russert, the longtime moderator of “Meet the Press” on NBC, had coronary artery disease and were treating him for it, they did not realize how severe the disease was because he did not have chest pain or other telltale symptoms that would have justified the kind of invasive tests needed to make a definitive diagnosis. In that sense, his...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos) 6-17-2008

    06/17/2008 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 204+ views
    President Bush held a meeting this morning in the Roosevelt Room on the Midwest flooding Transcript President Bush meet this morning in the Oval Office with General Dan McNeill, Former Commander of the International Security Assistance Force Transcript President Bush honored Black Music Month in the East Room Transcript President Bush and First Lady Laura attended a wake for journalist Tim Russert at St. Albans School in Washington, DC Enoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Russert Funeral Arrangements

    06/17/2008 4:00:58 AM PDT · by ~Vor~ · 54 replies · 304+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 06.17.08 | Associated Content
    Russert's funeral arrangement has been made and is as follows: On Tuesday, June 17, 2008, a wake will be held at St Albans School in Washington, DC. It will be open to the public. According to the Washington Post, the public wake will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. eastern time in the Cafritz Refectory of the Albans School, which is between Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues. Other private vigils are being held in the Washington and in Buffalo New York areas, where Russert grew up. His funeral, which is closed to the public, will be held on Wednesday June...
  • Tim Russert (1950-2008)

    06/16/2008 11:06:37 PM PDT · by devere · 43 replies · 261+ views
    Creators Syndicate Inc. ^ | June 17, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    Only with Tim Russert's sudden death at the age of 58 has his true stature as a landmark journalist become as widely recognized as it has long deserved to be. To ask who will replace him as host of "Meet the Press" is to confront the reality that there is no one comparable on the horizon. Those of us who have followed "Meet the Press" since the long ago days of Lawrence Spivak know that Russert was the best of some very good hosts. What made Tim Russert special was not some trademark catchword or contrived persona. What you saw...
  • Chris Matthews Tops Russert Replacement List

    06/16/2008 8:03:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 111 replies · 322+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 16, 2008
    Still reeling from Tim Russert's death, NBC News must now contemplate replacing the man who not only dominated the Sunday morning talk shows, but served as chief political commentator and ran the Washington bureau. The "Meet the Press" host had what was arguably the most important and far-reaching job in television news, particularly in an election year. He died of a heart attack Friday while preparing for another week's edition of "Meet the Press." NBC wasn't talking about potential successors while planning Russert's wake on Tuesday and memorial service Wednesday that will be televised on MSNBC from the Kennedy Center....
  • Lessons of the Tim Russert coverage (they overdid it)

    06/16/2008 8:23:39 AM PDT · by RDTF · 72 replies · 186+ views
    orlando sentinel ^ | June 16, 2008 | hal boedeker
    Here's one thing you can say about journalists: Surely no one loves us as much as we love ourselves. That's one lesson of the Tim Russert coverage. A friend told me Sunday: "I now know more about Tim Russert than I do many members of my family." After Russert's shocking death Friday at age 58, television kept serving up witnesses to his expertise, intelligence, diligence, kindness, faith, love of family, Buffalo and the Buffalo Bills. The self-indulgence was breathtaking. On Monday's "Today," Matt Lauer interviewed Russert's son, Luke. The show basically gave over the first half-hour to the Russert story....
  • Recalling Russert as Political Operative in New York

    06/15/2008 2:33:41 PM PDT · by wm_tate · 30 replies · 83+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 06/15/08 | Adam Nagourney
    there was another chapter in Mr. Russert’s career that is less known, and that offers another insight into his personality. And it is one which he arguably thrived at nearly as much as he did sitting behind his desk at NBC News: as a political strategist and operative in one of the most brutal political environments in the country. Mr. Russert worked in the early 1980s as a counselor to Mario M. Cuomo, the Queens Democrat who had just been elected governor of New York; I was covering the new administration for The Daily News. Albany was a political roughhouse,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 15 June 2008

    06/15/2008 3:25:30 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 303 replies · 414+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 15 June 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, June 15th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas; American Petroleum Institute President and CEO Red Cavaney; Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Tribute to late host Tim Russert.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Sens. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., and John Edwards, D-N.C.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Reps. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; Gov. Janet Napolitano, D-Ariz.; Douglas Holtz-Eakin,...
  • Chris Matthews and Tim Russert: Crass versus Class

    06/14/2008 7:41:40 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 24 replies · 248+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6/14/08 | Richard Baehr
    Among all the tributes offered Friday night on the various cable networks to Tim Russert, only one that I saw managed to use the opportunity to crassly advance a political perspective and advance a personal political ambition. Chris Matthews is salivating at the chance to run for US Senator in 2010 against Arlen Spector in Pennsylvania. He has made no secret of this. Friday night, MSNBC caught up with Matthews in Paris, where he was vacationing. Asked about his memories of Russert, Matthews had only one story to tell -- about how on the eve of the Iraq war, he...
  • Tim Russert: Enough Already!

    06/14/2008 3:03:00 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 95 replies · 285+ views
    RightBias ^ | June 14, 2008 | Nancy Morgan
    NBC's Tim Russert died of a heart attack on Friday. Only the deaf, dumb and blind can be unaware of this fact. Ever since the unfortunate death of one of the major players in the field of media and politics, non-stop media coverage has drummed this fact home to millions of Americans. Enough, already. This media coverage, still going strong, is becoming quite unseemly.
  • Kaine and Webb: Newsman Tim Russert influenced Virginia elections

    06/14/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 53 replies · 179+ views
    WTOP ^ | June 14, 2008 | Bob Lewis, AP
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) - If not for "Meet The Press" and its host, Tim Russert, Jim Webb figures he may not be a United States senator. And a debate moderated by the NBC newsman who died Friday was a turning point in Democrat Timothy M. Kaine's campaign for governor. Both candidates fondly recalled Russert on Saturday at the Virginia Democratic Convention and acknowledged his role in pivotal moments in their 2005 and 2006 campaigns. Webb said his September 2006 appearance alongside Republican Sen. George Allen on "Meet The Press" was the turning point in his narrow, come-from-behind victory over Allen...
  • With Russert Not Even Buried the Kossacks Ghoul Up for Olbermann

    06/14/2008 12:40:25 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 62 replies · 236+ views
    American Digest ^ | 6.13.08 | Vanderleun
    [ Snip ]... I'll bet deep in the heart of that skanky pants weasel Olbermann he's plotting how he can swing into Russert's shoes when he's not worthy to lick them. There will probably be some crocodile tears tonight and then a casual couple of 'chance' meetings with NBC execs just after the funeral. Then he'll get his agent to call and raise the issue. Maybe even get some bloggers to start a campaign.... And there will be nobody at NBC to say, 'How dare you, sir? Apologize, sir!' Yes, it will be Countdown time for Keith."
  • Tim Russert's Testimony Sent Scooter Libby To Jail (Bless His Family Anyway)

    06/14/2008 11:13:26 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 80 replies · 369+ views
    JoeClarke.Net &CBSNews.Com ^ | 06/14/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. Exodus 20:16May God Bless Tim Russert's family for the orderal they are suffering after Tim's untimely death. Though he was on the Left with the rest of the NBC news department, he would be considered a saint when compared to Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthhews. I have been wondering for some time if Tim Russert's vague testimony about a conversation he may have had with Scooter Libby had been the lynchpin that effectively lynched Libby. It was. Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had cavity-searched everything that walked in order to "get something" on...
  • (Video)Chris Matthews Uses Death of Russert to Display Elitism

    06/14/2008 10:07:30 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 46 replies · 133+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 14 June 08 | John Stephenson
    Watch this video where Chris Matthews displays his utter lack of class with Keith Olbermann. While almost every other journalist and blogger on both sides of the political spectrum are giving condolences and highlighting Russert’s deserved credit of being one of the most fair and unbiased journalists of today’s media, Chris Matthews used the opportunity to go off on an anti-war rant. He added insult by comparing him to the “American people” in the sense of being fooled by the Bush administration into supporting the war. Besides displaying how opposite he is than Russert on the subject of bias, he...
  • Wall to Wall Russert on Morning Shows

    06/14/2008 4:42:13 AM PDT · by LS · 108 replies · 415+ views
    self | 6/14/08 | LS
    Don't get me wrong: I liked Tim Russert. If there was one member of the drive-by media who was remotely fair, it was him. He will be missed. Today, however, the drive-bys are in wall-to-wall mourning and retrospectives. As a historian, my problem is one of perspective. Russert's death, as with that of Peter Jennings a few years ago, shows how self-obsessed the media is. Has anyone ever seen a retrospective of this type on any of our soldiers? Of any of the innocent people killed on 9/11? Aside from Daniel Pearl, who was a member of the media, was...
  • Goldberg Recalls Russert's Call for Newsroom Ideological Diversity

    06/13/2008 7:49:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 420+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 13, 2008 | Brent Baker
    Appearing by phone on Friday's The O'Reilly Factor on FNC, former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg recalled for fill-in host Laura Ingraham how Tim Russert recognized there should be more to newsroom diversity than just diversity by gender and skin tone, that “you need ideological diversity.” Goldberg, who was forced out of CBS News after he pointed out their liberal bias, lamented: I wish his colleagues understood that part of Tim Russert, too. That he knew that we needed all kinds of people in journalism because if we didn't have it we were going to get one-sided journalism. Goldberg read...
  • When Bad Things Happen To The Media

    06/13/2008 8:10:28 PM PDT · by bocopar · 85 replies · 123+ views
    Bob Parks: Blaack & Right ^ | 6/13/08 | Bob Parks
    I know this may come off as callous and insensitive to some, but it has to be said. While I have no animus against Tim Russert, I am again in amazement how thoroughly the news world has been turned on its head because of the death of one journalist. One of them.
  • 'Meet the Press' host Tim Russert dead at 58

    06/13/2008 1:59:03 PM PDT · by writer33 · 70 replies · 157+ views
    AP/WFAA ^ | 6/13/08 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — Veteran NBC newsman Tim Russert died Friday of an apparent heart attack. The host and managing editor of NBC's "Meet the Press" was 58. Longtime NBC anchor Tom Brokaw went on the air with an emotional special report to confirm Russert's death. Brokaw said his colleague died at his desk in the network's Washington bureau.
  • Tim Russert as an exemplar of Left-leaning Media Star from Democrat Party Worker

    06/13/2008 5:08:35 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 36 replies · 182+ views
    Vanity | 06/13/2008 | Self
    In this natural flurry of news following NBC's Tim Russert's too-early death, I am struck by a fact that exists barely under the popular perception. In these rememberances about Mr.Russert, clear mention is made of him first working for the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynahan, Hillary Clinton's immediate predecessor as Senator from New York. It was following this period as a Democrat Party Functionary (DPF), that he joined NBC. Similarly (more recent and famously) George Stephanopoulis went almost directly from the Clinton White House to anchoring ABC's Sunday interview program. Chris Matthews of NBC's cable channels worked for Tip O'Neil,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Statement on Tim Russert's Death

    06/13/2008 4:29:16 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 125 replies · 583+ views
    Rush Limbaugh website ^ | June 13, 2008 | rush limbaugh
    "It's just a shame. Tim was a regular guy with that perpetual smile he wore naturally all the time. He loved life and got everything he could out of it. Whether it was at dinner here in Florida while his son was taking golf lessons, or on the set of Meet The Press, Tim was always the same with me: genuine. He never condescended to anyone and was the consummate professional. He will be hard to replace. He was the closest thing there was at any of the networks to an objective journalist."
  • NBC's Tim Russert Dies at 58

    06/13/2008 3:06:42 PM PDT · by radar101 · 49 replies · 145+ views
    WaPo ^ | June 13, 2008 | Howard Kurtz and William Branigin
    Tim Russert, the Democratic operative turned NBC commentator who revolutionized Sunday morning television and infused journalism with his passion for politics, died this afternoon. Russert, 58, collapsed while recording voiceovers for his Sunday morning interview program, NBC reported. He was initially reported to have suffered a heart attack while working in his office on Washington's Nebraska Avenue, but the network said later only that he was "stricken at the bureau" and subsequently died. Further details were not immediately available. Russert served as NBC's Washington bureau chief and the host of "Meet the Press," the top-rated Sunday talk show, which had...
  • Tim Russert Beliefnet Interview for Father's Day 2006: Wisdom of Our Fathers

    06/13/2008 1:23:57 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies · 145+ views
    BeliefNet ^ | Jun 18, 2006 | Michael Kress
    When newsman Tim Russert published a memoir about his father, "Big Russ and Me," he says he wasn't prepared for the huge number of letters and emails he received from readers eager to talk about their own fathers. He's now compiled some of the best of those responses into a follow-up book, "Wisdom of Our Fathers." Russert, the moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," spoke with Beliefnet about his father's reaction to the book, his own role as a father, and the place of prayer in his life.
  • Russert dies of heart attack according to Drudge

    06/13/2008 12:30:14 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 782 replies · 9,557+ views