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Tim Russert reports that RFK predicted we would have a black President by 2008.
Tim Russert, who became one of America's leading political journalists as the host of NBC's "Meet the Press," died Friday, according to the network. He was 58.
The network said he collapsed at work Friday. He was taken to Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital where he died, the hospital confirmed.
Colleague and former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw broke the news on the network Friday shortly after 3:40 p.m., saying Russert had just returned from a family vacation in Italy to celebrate the graduation of his son, Luke, from Boston College.
Russert joined the network in 1984 and quickly established himself as the face of the network's political coverage, eventually becoming senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of NBC news.
In 1985, Russert supervised live broadcasts of the "Today" show from Rome, negotiating an appearance by Pope John Paul II -- a first for American television.
Russert, who also served as a political analyst for cable network MSNBC, took the helm of "Meet the Press" in 1991, turning the long-running Sunday-morning interview program into the most-watched show of its kind in the United States.
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On NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday, host Tim Russert played a clip from Friday of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee joking about Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) ducking after seeing a gunman. Huckabee apologized for saying what he called “a dumb, off the cuff remark,” and pointed to similar “dumb” comments from other politicians:
"It won’t be the last dumb thing I’ve ever said. I’m sure I’ll make other comments. I think we all in politics do. Ronald Reagan had an open mike and said ‘I’m gonna launch a nuclear attack against Russia,’ I remember John McCain saying ‘Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb Iran.’ I thought that was funny, but I mean a lot of people didn’t."On NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday, host Tim Russert played a clip... more
On Meet the Press on May 4, Senator Obama told Tim Russert that he was willing to debate with "any of my opponents about what this country means, what makes it great."
Well, Ralph is taking Barack up on his offer. Nader wants to discuss how the DNC and RNC have taken over the election process. His stance is based on open, public debates that strengthens democracy.
Currently, the Nader/Gonzalez campaign is busy trying to overcome the Democratic Party's ballot obstructionism in Senator Obama's home state of Illinois. Last time out (that would be 2004), the Democrats blocked Nader from the ballot in Illinois.
On Meet the Press on May 4, Senator Obama told Tim Russert that he was willing to... more
Its funny how much shit politicians talk. Heres a rare moment when a journalist actually calls John McCain out on his bullshit. Much props Tim!Its funny how much shit politicians talk. Heres a rare moment when a journalist... more
Tim Russert calls attention to the picture of Obama standing in front of three people who have their hands over their hearts. Russert claimed that this was during the Pledge of Allegiance and that this could be used against in November by the Republicans.
Apparently he is using it against him in April because he forgets to mention that this viral email was a lie. This picture is taken during the National Anthem which does not require the hand over the heart. The original photo is found here in Time Magazine where it is noted that the pic was taken during the National Anthem.
But apparently Russert gets his "news" from viral emails.Tim Russert calls attention to the picture of Obama standing in front of three people... more
TR: If you knew what you know now would you have invaded Iraq in 2003? John McCain: "Yes, I would still have gone in." This from an exchange on meet the press where McCain addresses his comments on the Iraq War and his comments on continuing U.S. presence in which he has stated repeatedly he doesn't care if we have a presence in Iraq for the next century as well as comments saying "I don't care if we stay there ten thousand years." TR: If you knew what you know now would you have invaded Iraq in 2003? John McCain:... more
f you want to survive the apocalypse, buy a HUMMER! It looks like they hired either Tom Tancredo or Ari Fleishers Freedom Watch group to produce this ad. It has all the fear factor elements and major disasters that have defined Bush and the GOP. Now HUMMER is using them on the American people to sell their product. Its just wonderful darling.
Bob Cesca :
A commercial just aired during Meet The Press featuring a montage of natural disaster clips. The very last clip showed a city street flooded with water and a Hummer cruising through the water.
The tag logo? HOPE: HUMMER OWNERS PREPARED FOR EMERGENCIES. This is followed by a view of the planet from space. Eff you, Hummer and eff you, Meet The Press, for airing the worst commercial ever.f you want to survive the apocalypse, buy a HUMMER! It looks like they hired either... more