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  •  Russert senior was no prize (7+ / 0-)

    I despised old "chipmunk cheeks."  I hated the way he lobbed softballs at the Rethugs and hardballs at the Dems.  He is no loss to anyone except his family, and as for being fair--he was anything but.

    "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

    by Diana in NoVa on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:39:41 AM PST

    •  The gentle and gentlemanly Bill Moyers (8+ / 0-)

      nailed Russert but good in "Buying the War," didn't he?

      BILL MOYERS: Critics point to September eight, 2002 and to your show in particular, as the classic case of how the press and the government became inseparable. Someone in the Administration plants a dramatic story in the NEW YORK TIMES And then the Vice President comes on your show and points to the NEW YORK TIMES. It's a circular, self-confirming leak.

      TIM RUSSERT: I don't know how Judith Miller and Michael Gordon reported that story, who their sources were. It was a front-page story of the NEW YORK TIMES. When Secretary Rice and Vice President Cheney and others came up that Sunday morning on all the Sunday shows, they did exactly that.

      My concern was, is that there were concerns expressed by other government officials. And to this day, I wish my phone had rung, or I had access to them.

      Moyers then cuts to Bob Simon, who didn't wait for his phone to ring and who instead committed actual journalism like it was a job instead of a museum exhibit.

      "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

      by KateCrashes on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 10:59:33 AM PST

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