Saturday, June 28, 2008

Now that we're composed, Russert assessed.

When enough time passes after a good person dies, a more thorough discussion of his professional legacy can begin.

How the Russert test failed America


By Linda Hirshman

June 19, 2008


"You'll pardon me if I don't jump on the pyre the media is building for Tim Russert, who died of a heart attack June 13. You'd never know it from the keening all over television, but as Dick Cheney's press aide testified during the Scooter Libby trial, Russert's show was the place the Bushies loved the most for "getting their message out." Especially during the homicidal and suicidal Iraq war. And especially for the Vice President, who was architect of the Administration's foreign policy."

Russert was among the Worst
by Gene Lyons

June 25, 2008


Like Paris Hilton, many D. C. courtierjournalists are famous largely for being famous.

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