Friday, June 13, 2008

Fair and Balanced what this guy was. Tough questions always, but never showing a partisan side. He was what Fox News claims to be. It makes you hope that out of respect for his professionalism, some of the bickering, sniping and back-biting so prevalent these days in politicking and political reporting will quiet down somewhat.

He embodied like no other what the Fourth Estate is supposed to represent: he tried to keep the lying politicians honest.

I don't take much note when well-known people pass away. I didn't know them. They're gone and that's sad for their families and friends. But with Russert, I feel like a beloved uncle has died.

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  • I'm so with you on this. He didn't cut off his guests, but he held their feet to the fire with facts and research, all with good natured civility and a charming everyman sophistication. He was exactly the kind of man journalism needs more of, respected by citizens and politicians of both parties. There are few I would put in his class, but among those, several are associated with Fox -- Britt Hume, Juan Williams, Tony Snow. It's just that they are counteracted by the likes of Hannity, who tends to drown out sanity with his yappy dog approach.

    By Anonymous everysandwich, at June 14, 2008 at 5:38 PM  

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