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  •  His hit job on Dean focused on Dean's dissent (2+ / 0-)
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    from '03 Beltway orthodoxy on Iraq and on W's FP orientation.  I didn't see his takedown of Rudy, so I have no clue what it focused on.  I do know that his main problem w/ Dean at the time was that Dean was challenging a bulls**t DC consensus that Russert helped build.

    Russert was clearly in the tank for that consensus when he went after Dean.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 12:52:44 PM PDT

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    •  Russert has gone after so many politicans... (0+ / 0-)

      ... on both sides, that I'm not going to get into what his motives might have been in the eyes of supporters of the weakened candidate each time. I'm simply making the broader point that the whole idea he was a "biased journalist" against Democrats, the point of this diary, is silly and baseless, as every case of him taking down a Democrat can be quickly countered with an equally aggressive attack on a conservative.

      •  When did Russert chew up W? (1+ / 0-)
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        planetclaire4

        When did he chew up Cheney?  Please let me know.

        Hell, IIRC, Cheney made his "last throes" comment on MTP.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 01:21:17 PM PDT

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      •  Yes and not fairly. My favorite candidate, (1+ / 0-)
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        StevenLeser

        Dennis Kucinich, patiently waited to be asked a question when Russert moderated the Priamries.

        And Russert's smirky little question was about Kucinich having spotted a UFO. (Which for most people, the expression "UFO"  means you saw some space craft that was not able to be identified. It  doesn't mean you've been having lunch with Greys.)

        To have Kucinich slighted like that, when he had more experience, better policies etc is/was an outrage. Polls showed that when a candidate's policies (without their name attached) were put to the American public, Kucinich outscored everyone, even Clinton and Obama.

        I will always remember Russert as the guy who said, "integrity is for paupers." He said that way back in 1992. If that is an appropriate statement for a journalist, then I'll eat my underpants.

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