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NBC's Tim Russert: Dead of apparent Heart Attack

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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:38 PM
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Tim Russert Dead of Heart Attack


www.nypost.com

Tim Russert, NBC journalist and political heavyweight host of "Meet the Press," has died after collapsing at NBC's Washington news bureau, a source said. He was 58 years old.

In his role as host of the seminal Sunday morning political program "Meet the Press" - which he took over in 1991 - he became renowned for his hard-nosed interviews where he frequently cornered some of Washington's cagiest political figures with tough questions.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:38 PM
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Wow this is a shock. The story just broke and details are still coming in.

www.nypost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:42 PM
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Oh man.....I'm heartbroken!!! I loved the guy. About as genuine a human being as there is.

RIP Tim.

Peace


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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:46 PM
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This is one reason why I check ATS for news updates...

I'm absolutely shocked! I watch his show every Sunday morning religiously and he's one of my favorite people!

He will be missed. I still can't believe this happened!

I will pray for his family.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:53 PM
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I don't think everything has a conspiracy but this seems fishy...especially since he's been doing alot of heated debates about Bush and our government...

Not to mention the fact that its an "apparent heart-attack"

Foul play or natural causes?

Either way its sad and quite shocking to say the least...



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:59 PM
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Im shocked and sadden by this.
I was a fan of his.
This is truly a loss for journalisum.
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
He will be missed.
R.I.P



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:00 PM
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Originally posted by PimpyMcgibbins
I don't think everything has a conspiracy but this seems fishy...especially since he's been doing alot of heated debates about Bush and our government...


In all honesty, the one qualm I had with Russert is that he never went far enough IMO. As one of the great political moderators/commentators of our time, he really could have done more damage. That being said though, he had a great wit, spirit and charisma, and I'll miss that.

As far as the heart attack goes, he wasn't the most svelt guy in the world. I'm sure a lot of stress came with his job. A real conspiracy may lie with the person they choose to take over Meet the Press.

Peace


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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:06 PM
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I knew of him from when he was Chief of Staff of one of the few politicians I truly admired, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and recall him at Moynihan's side when I had the opportunity to meet the senator. Russert always came across as a person genuinely passionate about truth, and he will be sorely missed at a time when we need more like him.

This is a sad day.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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My heart sank when I heard this news break on CNBC this afternoon, RIP Tim, you were a great commentator, and I tried to catch "Meet the Press" every Sunday. He was one of the greats, and he'll be missed.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:08 PM
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I can't help but wonder...

If Tim was "heart attacked" in reprisal for this:



Tim Russert, host of Meet the Press, nailed Hillary Clinton over her repeated falsehoods regarding her 1996 trip to Bosnia. Clinton has said, on multiple occasions, that her plane had to make a "corkscrew" landing due to danger and that she had to run off the plane because there could be sniper fire. These statements were false, and Russert has video of Clinton repeating these statements four different times.

www.huffingtonpost.com...


Maybe add Tim Russert to the voluminous list of people who have conveniently passed on after crossing the Clintons...

RIP Tim...

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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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I must chime in as well....one of the better Journalists of our Age.

He will be greatly missed.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:11 PM
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Exactly what I'm thinking...

He's been crossing alot of borders lately compared to the average news/media reporter...It wouldn't be hard for someone to secretly do something like this. I knew he was all over hillary but recently I've seen him talking alot negatively about Bush and frankly, we know this government shuts people up who say too much...or at least try to.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:17 PM
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I wonder if this is going to affect the televised event of Ron Paul's campaign for liberty on "The Situation Room"

This is a sad day, he truly was one of the best news hosts on TV.

RIP
Tim Russert



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:21 PM
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This is very sad news indeed.

I watched his show growing up, and up to this day.

I don't think there was any "Weird stuff" going on as far as cause of death.

But if you notice in the OP's linked article, Mr. Russert just returned last night from a trip to Italy. In older folks (above 50) with bad leg circulation there is a possibility of a "PE" forming due to such a long flight. This indeed would cause such a sudden Cardiac Arrest.

My prayers are with the Russert family. This really sux



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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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I am terribly saddened and affected by this. I liked him SO much!

RIP Tim. You will be missed.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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Dang. Meet the Press and the Tim Russert Show were two of the best political/news programs on television. He was a genuinely likable guy, I'll miss 'em :/



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:32 PM
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I'm extremely sorry to hear of this. He was a much admired man with great journalistic integrity, and who carried himself with honor.

My condolences go out to the Russert family.



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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I agree he was one of the best....

Very sad news


RIP Tim......



posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 03:34 PM
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Oddly enough, this was the first thing that popped into my mind. Ron Paul suspends his campaign, then Tim Russert dies? It seems way too convenient to be coincidental. Now instead of CNN having 2% of their coverage be about Ron Paul (which is twice as much as he usually gets), CNN can give him 0% coverage and focus solely on Russert's death for the next 3 days non-stop.

I am saddened to think that such a great reporter has died, but it makes me even sadder thinking his death might have been done to further some secret agendas.



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