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Tim Russert, 1950-2008

June 13, 2008

I am very sad to hear of the death of NBC News’ Tim Russert today at the age of 58 at NBC’s Washington Bureau.

Apart from being a fellow Western New York boy, Russert was one of this business’ great voices. He was never a loudmouth like O’Reily, never a self-aggrandizing gasbag like Olbermann. He was just as likely to go after a Republican on the Meet the Press as he was to go after a Democrat and was one of the only truly bipartisan personalities in a news environment that seems to be growing more partisan everyday.

His professionalism and his contribution to this business and what it should be about hasn’t gone unnoticed by this journalist.

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  1. Blah permalink
    June 13, 2008 8:32 pm

    I’m sorry.

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