Vale Tim Russert

June 14, 2008

The US host of Meet the Press,Tim Russert has died in NYC at NBC. Often a staple of Sunday Morning TV in Australia, I watched him many, many times in the 90’s after a big Saturday Night out as he grilled and questioned his interviewees and guests. A true beacon of respectability is the slimy world of US politics, he will be sorely missed as we enter the most important US election in recent history. See here for news. I’ll miss his wit, acumen and biting political sense of humor.

One Response to “Vale Tim Russert”

  1. Greg Maxwell said

    You know you’re doing something right when the Huffington Post hates you. Tim Russert was the doyen of political reporters in the bland and homogenised morass that is US television journalism. The only shining light remaining is Charles Krauthammer, but he’s on Fox and in a commentary role only. Non-partisan lucidity is a rare commodity.

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