Tim Russert (1950-2008)

Posted: June 14, 2008 in Above the Fold, Denominational Fun, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Tim Russert. RIP. I know, I know. This is “The Writing on the Wall,” a blog dedicated to revealing news about the Church for what it really is, and God wants us to really respond to it.

However, rules were meant to be broken… er, bended, albeit slightly.

This prince of pundits and king among journalists was loved and regarded among all media sources. Note when he passed unexpectedly and unfortunately yesterday afternoon and the collective obituary that ensued.

ALL NATIONAL NEWS SOURCES broke news patterns to discuss Russert’s life ad-nauseum. Even at 3 a.m., Keith Olbermann was discussing Russert’s famed love for baseball. Ironic, coming from the former ESPN legend.

Even the competition reported about him, note the great Charles Gibson:

Larry King, and his amazing quote to being this eulogy:

Shepard Smith and Chris Wallace discuss Russert’s greatness in the news and on the ratings:

This array of sentiment, across company and competitor lines, is – in a word – respect.

Russert was amazing. His love for politics, family and life was noted in the media and respected among his peers. And if you want a tie-in to the Church for sake of this hallowed blog, then read this story from the Catholic News Service.

This native son of Buffalo has dominated Google searches, and rightly so. 95 percent of the Hill had “Meet the Press” set on their DVR, closet political hacks (like yours truly) fed off his table like manna and no ONE in the business had a bad thing to say about NBC’s Washington Bureau Chief.

And no one in the media has ever been able to say that. Tim Russert. Legend. RIP.

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