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June 13, 2008

Tim Russert Dies Of Heart Attack

Tim Russert signing off from one of his many Meet The Press shows

New York Post

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.

Russert, who rose from the inside world of politics where he was former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo's press secretary and one-time chief of staff to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was able to successfully cross over to political journalism and rise to become one of its leading lights.

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.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Condolences to his family. Although I haven’t watched him for years,he wasn't a giddy and mean Lib like Chris Mathews. I feel for his son loosing his dad and for his wife.

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

Posted by Wild Thing at June 13, 2008 05:40 PM


I did not watch Tim Russert and his Meet The Press with it's obvious liberal bias. However, he did earn his MSM journalistic stripes. The first thought that popped into my head when I heard the news was that the Clinton's finally figured out how to give "heart attack."

Posted by: Les at June 13, 2008 08:58 PM

Les, Nicholas and I were saying something like that too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 13, 2008 11:28 PM

The National Boob Communist's first four heart attacks were when his Buffalo Bills lost FOUR consecutive Super Bowls ... the fifth one got him on Friday 13th. He thought he was BIGGER than most neocons and moderates.... WRONG!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 13, 2008 11:59 PM

Darth, Nick was kidding me and saying they were going to replace him with a conservative. haha

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 14, 2008 05:03 AM