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Tim Russert dead at 58
Posted by: McQ on Friday, June 13, 2008

Wow. My sympathies to the Russert family. Totally unexpected and he was much too young.

However, given the nature of politics in this era, somewhere, someone is writing up a post or comment which will at least imply that this is a good thing, given the alleged "ambushes" Russert participated in during the Democratic debates. Just wait ... and watch.
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"somewhere, someone is writing up a post or comment which will at least imply that this is a good thing"

Too bad it was you—I had found things to like here.
Written By: Larry Sheldon
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It is slightly ironic and grist for the conspiracy mill when he dies less than a week after its over for Hillary considering Hillary started to unravel with the media when Russert questioned her about the illegal alien drivers licsense issue in New York.

Sorry for his family. But I’m going to be a fulfill the prediction in a way and be a bit of a jerk. I didn’t mind him asking tough questions. But outside the direct 1-on-1 interview venue, he was one of the first of the recent breed of reporters who started to cross the line from having personal bias show through to being an outright shill, imho. His 1-on-1 interviews did seem somewhat more even handed. Perhaps that’s why he shocked Hillary (and me) with a legitimate follow up question.

But outside that specific venue, I won’t miss him.
Written By: jpm100
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Wow, McQ. You used your "load of cow cookies" line too soon. Larry up there seems a perfect recipient.
Written By: Terry
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Wow, McQ. You used your "load of cow cookies" line too soon. Larry up there seems a perfect recipient.
Public school grad, Terry ... blame it on public schools. ;)
Written By: McQ
One thing came to mind immediately when I heard that Russert died - that life is so damned short, that we are all just ticking time bombs waiting to go off. In short, we are counting time until we are dead as well.

Depressing, yes - but take it as a do what you can while you are alive. Tell you loved ones that you love them; tell your friends and others how you feel about them. Want to see a place before you die? Do it, now, even with the high fuel prices.

Imagine it this way: say that you are laying in bed, dying, and thinking about all the things you wished you had done if you had the time to do them. Unless you are dying, you do have the time right now. So go do them. See that movie; read that book; if you are a guy, ask that special lady out for dinner, and if you are that lady, asking your favorite gent out will show your true feelings.

Don’t let life slip away from you. Life is short, and one day this ride will end - just like it did today for Tim Russert, dead at 58 long before his time had come.

RIP, Mr. Russert.
Written By: James Marsden
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I feel badly for his family, especially with father’s day coming up.

All prayers for them.
Written By: shark
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Just wait ... and watch.
It’ll be Cole. You watch.
Too late.
I liked Tim Russert, even though I thought his BS gotcha nonsense was thorough idiocy and not helping the debate at all.
Uh oh... you can feel it coming. One of his commenters picks it up... this huge gauntlet that Cole tosses down:
He has to be judged by his work, and to crib from Jon Stewart, he was hurting America.
But of course we who are right of center are the source of all hate.


The nicest thing that I can say about Russert is that he was always keenly aware of which side of the bread was buttered.
And another:

We are witnessing the canonization of one of the worst Bush admin enablers. I am sorry for his family’s loss, but this is all a bit much
Written By: Bithead
First Tim Johnson, then Ted Kennedy, now this. Someone call Joy Behar. Those damned Republicans are at it again!
Written By: rob
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Speak no ill of the dead, by which is meant, I think, those who have just crossed the bar. Exceptions are made for people like Saddam Hussein, of course.

I’m impressed that Russert’s news media colleagues have such affection for him.

I note the tribute that Russert’s books paid to his dad, who sacrificed so much to raise their family and made sure his kids reached the next rung of the ladder.

In the presentation of the news, Russert’s claim to fame, what I observed was the product, not the off-camera fellowship among his peers.

I note that when Russert began to feature, and thus legitimize, James Carville as a political commentator on Meet the Press that I dropped the program from my Sunday morning schedule. I’ve also gotten the impression, both about Russert and Tom Brokaw, that they condoned and approved of the rise of Keith Olbermann on MSNBC and I would note that Olbermann trumps the most vitriolic, hateful voices virtually anywhere in the media, even Carville.

I don’t question that Russert was personally a good guy, and having lost my own father pretty early on I know what his son will have to face without him.
Written By: Martin McPhillips
I read Russert’s books and liked his writing style. I used to enjoy Meet the Press, but over the last few years I couldn’t stomach it. It is sad - I remember watching him in an interview a few years ago thinking ’this man has to take care of himself - he’s a physical wreck’. My condolences to the those he left behind.
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