Saturday, June 14, 2008

Um...about Tim Russert...

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While one has, Dear Gentle Reader(s), sympathy for Mr. Tim Russert's family and friends. there's a quote in an article in the Los Angeles Times which adds a layer to this complicated man.

Scott Collins, a Times staff writer, finishes his piece with these two paragraphs:

Early last year, during the perjury trial of Bush administration aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, a former press aide to Vice President Dick Cheney testified that she often tried to get officials on Russert's show.
"Meet the Press" was "our best format," she said, where the administration could reliably "control the message."

A reliably controlled message seems a bit contradictory for a journalist dedicated to fairness and truth.

Russert had a jolly face, a quick laugh, political insight, and at least one clay foot.

Trust, but verify.

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  2. Pass the magnifying glass, please.


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