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Tim Russert has died

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Posted: June 13, 2008, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

Just reported on NBC.  He was 58 years old.

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    Posted: June 13, 2008, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

    WOW

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      Posted: June 13, 2008, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

      Unbelievable!  My favorite Sunday morning show to watch.

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        Posted: June 13, 2008, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

        So shocking and sad.  Tributes are ongoing on at least 3 cable channels right now.  Just in. . . now they are saying he died at the hospital, not at work.

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          Posted: June 13, 2008, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

          Just reported on NBC.  He was 58 years old.

          WASHINGTON - Tim Russert, NBC News’ Washington bureau chief and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” died Friday after being stricken at the bureau, NBC News said Friday. He was 58.

          Russert was recording voiceovers for Sunday’s “Meet the Press” broadcast when he collapsed, the network said.

          He had recently returned from Italy, where his family was celebrating the graduation of Russert’s son, Luke, from Boston College.
          Survivors include Russert’s wife, Maureen Orth, a writer for Vanity Fair magazine, whom he met at the 1976 Democratic National Convention; and their son, Luke.
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          So very sad to have this happen to his family and friends
           

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            Posted: June 13, 2008, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            So sad, he seemed like such a nice guy. Frown

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              Posted: June 13, 2008, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

              Timothy John Russert Jr. was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 7, 1950. He was a graduate of Canisius High School, John Carroll University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He was a member of the bar in New York and Washington, D.C.

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                Posted: June 13, 2008, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand Tim Russert, especially during the primaries.  Is that okay to say?  He was blatantly sexist and had little respect for women in politics.  I'm surprised to read all these comments from women.  I think reading about those boyscouts who got killed by the tornado or those 2 little girls who were shot walking down a country road was a lot more heart wrenching, but they weren't famous.

                My next door neighbor was buried last week and I attended the service.  He was an alcoholic and smoked himself to death by age 59.  So we all sat around and said wonderful things and I hugged his wife and told her he was in Heaven with the angels.  I wanted to say "Guess I'll never see that $10 bucks I loaned him a few months ago."  So as I said, it's always sad for someone when a loved one dies.  Rest in peace.

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                  Posted: June 13, 2008, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                  It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand Tim Russert, especially during the primaries.  Is that okay to say?  He was blatantly sexist and had little respect for women in politics.  I'm surprised to read all these comments from women.  I think reading about those boyscouts who got killed by the tornado or those 2 little girls who were shot walking down a country road was a lot more heart wrenching, but they weren't famous.

                  My next door neighbor was buried last week and I attended the service.  He was an alcoholic and smoked himself to death by age 59.  So we all sat around and said wonderful things and I hugged his wife and told her he was in Heaven with the angels.  I wanted to say "Guess I'll never see that $10 bucks I loaned him a few months ago."  So as I said, it's always sad for someone when a loved one dies.  Rest in peace.

                  This is what Im going to say when YOU die:

                  "It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand justxploring, especially on Lottery Post.  Is that okay to say?"

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                    Posted: June 13, 2008, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                    It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand Tim Russert, especially during the primaries.  Is that okay to say?  He was blatantly sexist and had little respect for women in politics.  I'm surprised to read all these comments from women.  I think reading about those boyscouts who got killed by the tornado or those 2 little girls who were shot walking down a country road was a lot more heart wrenching, but they weren't famous.

                    My next door neighbor was buried last week and I attended the service.  He was an alcoholic and smoked himself to death by age 59.  So we all sat around and said wonderful things and I hugged his wife and told her he was in Heaven with the angels.  I wanted to say "Guess I'll never see that $10 bucks I loaned him a few months ago."  So as I said, it's always sad for someone when a loved one dies.  Rest in peace.

                    "It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand Tim Russert, especially during the primaries.  Is that okay to say?"

                    I suppose it is because other people offered their opinions by saying things like "tributes are ongoing", "my favorite Sunday morning show", and "and he sure seemed like a nice guy". Is there a rule saying all opinions must be politically correct?

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                      Posted: June 13, 2008, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                      I am from the Bahamas. I love watching him, he was brilliant. I thought he gave a true assesment of the primaries. I just love the guy. May his soul rest in peace.

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                        Posted: June 13, 2008, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                        This is what Im going to say when YOU die:

                        "It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand justxploring, especially on Lottery Post.  Is that okay to say?"

                        Yup.  If you don't like what I write, why would you lie just because I kick the bucket?  Of course it would be best not to say anything at all. However, one big difference is that Tim Russert was a pubic figure. (I'm not.) Otherwise he wouldn't have even been mentioned at all.  People are dying right now as I type from cancer, war, starvation, etc.  In less time than it took for me to finish the last sentence, a child died from malaria or because he didn't have enough food in his belly.  I never said I didn't care, just that I didn't agree with his news broadcasts much of the time.  How would I know what kind of a human being he was?

                        I think you just love to argue.  If you go back and read what I wrote, I said that after a funeral I said lots of nice things about someone I didn't particularly care for to comfort the living.  That's because it's human nature for everyone to say wonderful things about a person after he dies. 

                        Is anyone here a relative or personal friend of Tim Russert?  If so, then I apologize.  If not, then I was just giving my opinion about a public figure & television personality like everyone else.

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                          Posted: June 13, 2008, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

                          It's sad when anyone dies, but I couldn't stand Tim Russert, especially during the primaries.  Is that okay to say?  He was blatantly sexist and had little respect for women in politics.  I'm surprised to read all these comments from women.  I think reading about those boyscouts who got killed by the tornado or those 2 little girls who were shot walking down a country road was a lot more heart wrenching, but they weren't famous.

                          My next door neighbor was buried last week and I attended the service.  He was an alcoholic and smoked himself to death by age 59.  So we all sat around and said wonderful things and I hugged his wife and told her he was in Heaven with the angels.  I wanted to say "Guess I'll never see that $10 bucks I loaned him a few months ago."  So as I said, it's always sad for someone when a loved one dies.  Rest in peace.

                          Gee, what a time to get on your soapbox. You could go on and on, I guess. But, as long as you feel better, having taken a sad thread and turned it into your show, I guess that's all that matters. I didn't know Russert either, but there are usually members of LP who post the deaths of celebrities, and I do not believe I have ever read such a rude and cruel response.  Ever heard the saying, "If you can't say anything nice about someone, don't say anything."? 

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                            Posted: June 13, 2008, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                            So sad, he seemed like such a nice guy. Frown

                            JUST HEARD LATE BREAKING "NEW'S"::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

                             TIM RU$$ERT hit JACKPOT

                            in the^^^^^^^^^"$KY"!

                            PSYKOMO does not know if Mr. Russert played the lotto or lottery,

                            BUT, from all indication'sssssssss>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                            HE was that PERSON who could CLAIM FAME in this "HUMAN RACE"!

                            LOL and LOVE to the RUSSERT FAMILY and friend's >>>>>>>>

                            PSYKOMO

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                              Posted: June 13, 2008, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Posted on Jarasan's blog that our local news reported Mr. Russert had just this past weekend helped move his elderly father who's in his late 80's into another 'facility' so the senior Mr. Russert has lost his son.

                              Condolences to the entire Russert family.

                              Good luck to everyone!