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  •  Yea (5+ / 0-)

    Thanks for triggering the memory on that one. Russert was the first one that called it over before it became en vogue to do so.

    And while these points may be correct, this diary is completely tasteless. I say delete and re-add in a week.

    Say if Larry King were to pass on tomorrow, would we be opining about how bad of an interviewer he has become, or that he asks nonsensical questions or looks like a re-animated zombie gremlin? (Sorry Larry, it's just true)

    No, there'd be wall-to-wall tributes.

    Like Russert or not, show some class and respect and delete this diary.

    Terrorism is the War of the Poor, War is the Terrorism of the Rich...

    by Red Star on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 11:43:09 AM PDT

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    •  I hope we can control ourselves (13+ / 0-)

      I'm sorry, but if Matthews or King died tomorrow and people came on here and started praising him with stuff that was false, I'd jump in.  I don't mind people praising Russert for the things he did right, when he was good, he was very good.  But on the whole, I have a lot more to say about him that I'm not going to say right now because it might not be considered appropriate.  And I'd appreciate it if people would stop posting praise of him that falsely characterizes  his career.  People should go read up on media matters or daily howler before posting some of the more gushy praise for the man.

      I had to stop reading those threads about him yesterday, they made me angry.  

      •  I would argue that there is no reason to wait (7+ / 0-)

        For one thing, if Russert himself were deciding whether to wait on a story or scoop his competitors, there would be no question. That is the legitimate business of the press. If there is a story, report it.

        Here is a fellow who had enormous influence concerning what the public thought about whether we should attack Iraq, or whether Bill Clinton should have been impeached over getting a blowjob. I dont appreciate what he did with that influence.

        Do any of you?

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