June 13, 2008

Tim Russert, R.I.P.

The host of "Meet the Press" passed away suddenly today.

Yips! from Robbo: Yeah, I wasn't going to post on it. Sad when anybody dies young and unexpectedly like that, but the truth is I don't think I ever actually saw the man on tee vee.

Heartfelt yips from Gary: Oh man, I just got the word. This is just awful. Tim Russert was the gold standard of television journalism in my book. No matter what his personal politics he approached every interview with integrity and tenacity. How ironic that just yesterday I posted about a stooge like Keith Olberman - a polar opposite to Russert in every way.

And on top of all that, he was a really, really nice guy. Very, very sad.

Posted by LMC at June 13, 2008 03:54 PM | TrackBack

Russert should have stayed away from MSNBC. He was much too good to be working with that group of cretins, especially Olbermann. Working with Olbermann would take years off a man's life and apparently it did. MSNBC's been doing an all afternoon and into the evening Russert eulogy. That would be okay except, I suspect, it's an attempt to pump their abysmal ratings.
Timmy boy, you deserved better......

Posted by: Tbird at June 13, 2008 07:39 PM