I just got the news that Tim Russert died. Just 58.... that's it.
In the mire of journalistic bozos that are unashamedly biased, but
more important, just plain stupid he was a real bright spot.
I like that fact (even though I may not have like the questions) that
he asked intelligent questions on an impromptu basis, and it wasn't
about the horse crap issues the talking heads dwell on.
I watched him almost every Sunday with my coffee in hand when he was
on NBC. I liked the fact that he seemed pretty even handed. After he
left, I quit watching the political shows altogether. I don't need
the agitation of listening to sensationalizing idiots looking for a
sound byte to further their careers..
I liked the fact he wasn't embarrassed or ashamed to be an American.
I listened to him dig into the knotty problems of all that has gone
wrong over the last several years in the US domestically and in our
foreign affairs, and never once did he intimate the self loathing from
being an American that the talking heads do.
Apparently he was a great father, husband, son and family man. In the
interviews I have seen of him, his biggest source or pride was his
family. He really seemed to me to mean it, too. To me, that alone
makes him a special kind of guy.
So long, Tim. You will be missed.
Do yourself a favor, and don't look down to see what kind of moron
they find to put in your place.