Russert is gone; hypocrisy lingers on
dunkelberg | June 15, 2008 at 09:25 amby
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This is the first Sunday when Tim Russert will not be presiding over "Meet the Press".
Whilst many mourn the passage of Tim Russert, others are making political hay over it one way or the other.
Many of the "progressives" who have not had one nice thing to say about Russert EVER now make "we have had our differences" posts eulogizing him. Let me make it clear I am not condemning each and every person who has spoken out or posted with heartfelt sympathies.
I am talking about those who turn their "emotions" on a dime for cheap, callous politics. Those who praise Caesar whilst wiping his blood from their knives.
It is to retch. It would be better that they stay silent than soil the landscape with their hollow praise.
The most obscene and Bill O'Reilly like example is one who could naught but spit venom at Russert did the following.
- 1. made a saccharin post about Russert, half absolving him of his "sins"
- 2. recommended his book "Big Russ" as a fitting memorial and Father's Day gift.
- 3. put Russert's book on the poster's amazon.com site to make a few bucks off the hypocrisy and crocodile tears.
Rest in peace, Mr. Russert. I seldom watched, praised or perhaps even appreciated your work. According to your friends, most colleagues and a wall filled with awards, you did all right for yourself.
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