Thursday, January 26, 2006

Read This While You Wait for Russert to Explain Himself

9 Comments:

Blogger hoosierville said...

Our nation's capital has become an incestuos pit of cronyism, especially among the kewl kids media memebers and the people they are supposed to be reporting on. We keep hearing that we shouldn't say the things we say because we're at war....yet the cocktail weenie parties in DC continue unabated. Why isn't Tim Russert's son in Iraq?

I am so glad there is finally a concerted effort to expose these frauds. Thank you for doing this.

Deb Ray
South Bend, IN

2:23 AM  
Blogger notjonathon said...

Way to go, Tim. Will you teach me how to get 50 grand + first-class airfare per lecture?

Actually, I got 30 grand a couple of times--unfortuantely it was in yen, and they gave me 2 grand (about $18) in train fare, too.

On second thought, I've never been too good at whoring.

2:24 AM  
Blogger limabn said...

There's a certain level of incompetence that comes from too many recessive genes combined with too much unearned money. Combine this with incest, and you get irrelevant, ineffective, and damaging leadership.
For proof of this, look to the Bush Administration and Mr. Russert's continued head-in-the-sand stance towards post-1950 American social progress.

3:03 AM  
Blogger Rayne Today said...

$^%#&^*(!!!!!

I swear to God they are asking for it.

Lauer and Russert pulled the Perky Couric stuff out and literally rehashed it. Again. To the letter.

F*ckers.

Russert, if you read this -- and you'll be getting this by other means, as will Lauer and your ombudsman -- you are a complete hack.

The Center for Responsive Politics whose data the Today Show waved around not one but twice, is a second-tier organization. For what good reason would you cite this group not once but twice? Why are the Today Show people unable to use the non-partisan data reported to the FEC? Don't you or your staff have any training in how to do research?

Secondly, your comments this morning defamed the Native American tribes who gave money to anyone under direction by Abramoff by calling them "associates". THEY WERE VICTIMS -- the DoJ obviously didn't feel they engaged in criminal activity. Your comments constitute slander so far; print it up on MSNBC.com and it's libel. Were there more "associates" you lumped together under that label and defamed? How would the viewing public who relies on you for news be able to discern this?

Thirdly, you defame any Democrats who received legitimate campaign donations from the individuals and organizations you so sloppily labeled "associates". How will you clarify this point for the American public? Or have you no intention of doing so?

You have no idea how many tears I've shed for David Bloom over the last several years, not only for the loss of his passion and work, but because I'd hoped he'd replace you by now.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Vicster said...

Russert is going to lecture on what?
I propose that he next interview Michael Jackson and ask him about Condi Rice? That should be a hoot.

5:57 AM  
Blogger Ben Brackley said...

Russert has an incredibly thin skin when it comes to any media criticism. Mario Cuomo told him he should never go into politics because of it. And Mario wasn't noted for having the thickest skin when it came to criticism, so you can imagine how thin Timmy's skin must be.

And Timmy has never answered the question of why he was reportedly wearing a Bush/Cheney button under his lapel when he accompanied Jack Welch to the Annual Al Smith Dinner in New York in 2000. He mischievously lifted his lapel from time to time to display it.

6:19 AM  
Blogger Iwonder said...

Dear, dear, Timmeh,

I think its great that you are ushering in the new immorality in journalism. I don't think it matters that they asked Shrill OReilly and Howard Stern first, and when those two turned it down, they asked you. It doesn't matter. You are all journalists. We are all journalists. The world is our notepad. Lead on, oh Tim!! Erase those lines of sense and reason!! they inhibit us, stunt our growth. Abolish the has-been worn-out age old need for factual information!! And don't forget to put some extra stuff in there for the first ammendment. Cuz lord knows where we'd be without that. It is an especially helpful tool when you are operating in the dark alleys on K street and CIA parking lots. I love freedom of the press. Finally someone who understands it is leading the way. Go, Timmmehh!!!!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Iwonder said...

Dear, dear, Timmeh,

I think its great that you are ushering in the new immorality in journalism. I don't think it matters that they asked Shrill OReilly and Howard Stern first, and when those two turned it down, they asked you. It doesn't matter. You are all journalists. We are all journalists. The world is our notepad. Lead on, oh Tim!! Erase those lines of sense and reason!! they inhibit us, stunt our growth. Abolish the has-been worn-out age old need for factual information!! And don't forget to put some extra stuff in there for the first ammendment. Cuz lord knows where we'd be without that. It is an especially helpful tool when you are operating in the dark alleys on K street and CIA parking lots. I love freedom of the press. Finally someone who understands it is leading the way. Go, Timmmehh!!!!

11:47 AM  
Blogger MrChip said...

Tim,

You sir are a fraud and I hope this effort gets your butt off the air. I'm sick of the Russerts and Matthews masquerading as journalists when in truth, they are just paid GOP whores (or servants). I quit watching TV for news a long time ago and people like this are the reason why. It's not that you don't represent my point of view, it's that you are NOT HONEST. Or should I say,you are a LIAR to be more to the point. Your bias reduces anything your show could do to damaging propganda that actually hurts the country. I've had it with the GOP and their supporters who DON'T CARE about the USA that attack me for only CARING about the USA. Go to hell Tim and take Matthews and Faux news with you. You've betrayed our country when it needed you the most!!!

2:50 PM  

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