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Originally posted by jamie83
Um... I'm not sure how to tell you this, but I wasn't responding to your thread. Your claim that I twisted your words is nothing but self-projecting based on your lame attempts to claim I was attempting to speak for anybody else. How'd you get to be a moderator?
And if people in this day and age feel like somebody they see on television is like a family member, well that's just weird. Guys talking out of boxes in your living room are not anything like family members.
I didn't tell you or anybody else how you should feel, or how much time you were allotted to mourn a public figure, or how bad you should or shouldn't feel. I told you how I felt. Is that against the T&C or something?
Originally posted by kleverone
I don't think you fully grasp the level of respect this man had among his peers. Jesse Jackson said it best....."Losing Tim was like the Sun eclisping at high noon, you just don't expect it and it leaves you disoriented.
Remember.....People have been watching Russert for years. It would almost be like losing a family member without warning. This was relatively unexpected so this type of reaction is expected.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I want to know who silenced Russert? Does anyone believe he died of a heart attack?
Originally posted by Ciphor
I think he was a great journalist and I find this thread distasteful and disrespectful.
His peers in the industry respected him as much as his viewers I'm sure and there right to honor him by reporting this sad day is completly acceptable. I'm open to debate as much as the next guy, and feel things are as corrupt as any of you, but there is a line, and in my opinion your crossing it big time, and especially this soon after his death. At least give it a week or so and allow time for people who loved this man to mourn him.
Sorry if my post is aggressive in nature or off topic, but common. Grow the hell up. I'll take point loss for this
to the OP...
Originally posted by Skipper1975
reply to post by ~Lucidity
you guys hear about this?
spread the word...also notice how complicated it is just to contact a person in gov?
Originally posted by SteveR
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
This coverage is way over the top.
Russert was a likeable, affable gentleman who came across as extremely dedicated to current events and maintaining the integrity of journalism. Tim Russerts are rare, and I believe the sadness in his untimely passing is completely justified.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
keep your own emotions
You don't seem to be aware that this thread of yours is also fueled with your own counter emotions.
Originally posted by Grambler
he media in this country has let us down, if for no other reason, they let our government takes us into a war on false pretenses without questioning him. They have accepted money from our government to allow them to spin the truth, and allow the whims of only a handful of people to decide what is news worthy. And Tim Russert was a part of that. He had a lot of pull, and did nothing to change the system.