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  •  Russert was not biased. The fact that after (1+ / 0-)
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    10 years of watching the man cover politics I still can't tell if he was a republican and a democrat is proof of it.

    Don't forget that it was Russert who gave us Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Gene Robinson and Chuck Todd. Tim gave voice to progressive voices when no other national news network would.
    If you want to know the true value of Russert, just watch CNN.

    He wasn't perfect, he made mistakes but that doesn't make him any less of a of a credit to his field.
    The thing with Tim, I would always prefer to watch him do a bad interview then to watch anyone else do a good one. Even at his worst I always learned something.

    I didn't always agree with the man, but I always knew that he was doing his best.

    Don't judge him too harshly, in the end as a journalist in corporate owned, agenda heavy media, he did far more good than bad and that is all anyone can ask of a man.

    He gave progressives a voice in the main stream, and for that I will always be grateful.

    John McCain "Beware the terrible simplifiers" Jacob Burckhardt, Historian

    by notquitedelilah on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 01:25:40 PM PDT

    •  I apologize for the abundance of typos, (0+ / 0-)

      far too numerous to count.
      I really should proof read before posting.

      John McCain "Beware the terrible simplifiers" Jacob Burckhardt, Historian

      by notquitedelilah on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 01:32:26 PM PDT

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    •  "go-to guy in the press" (2+ / 0-)
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      Hornito, StevenLeser

      said Cheney's office.  Sorry, he was biased.

      •  He was the go-to guy because his show has (0+ / 0-)

        the largest and most respected platform, not because tim is biased.
        MTP  is the one essential stop for any politician or candidate. Did Russert fail to get the truth from Chaney? sure he did.
        Did anyone else succeed where he failed? No.
        Sometimes the blame is all over, and in the case of Iraq, the American people are just as culpable as the American media.

        After 9/11, the people wanted revenge and didn't want to hear anything against the government. I was here, to speak a word of criticism in public was to risk battery. As a Brit, I was scared out of my wits by the mass hysterical anger; I left soon after.

        When it comes to responsibility, millions have to shoulder the deaths of those 4100 American soldiers and 800,000 Iraqi men, women and children, not only Russert.

        John McCain "Beware the terrible simplifiers" Jacob Burckhardt, Historian

        by notquitedelilah on Sat Jun 14, 2008 at 01:56:51 PM PDT

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