Tim Russert: 1950-2008
I see NBC is going wall2wall with Russert's passing, he who was, apparently, the Pope; and this, a further illustration of what an inbred industry corporate news television really is.
Yeah, yeah! Russert appealled to middle America, suffering the Buffalo Bills as their highest profile fan. Hell! My mother loved him, the poor dear. He was a giant within and to his cabal of 24-hour news-jabberers -- got all that!
But, please, let us also not forget his complicity in the Bush Wars propaganda; Valerie Plame, etc., or, more simply, his forever giving aid & comfort to vice president Joseph Stal... er, Dick Cheney.