Brad Smith (jesus_h_biscuit) wrote,
Brad Smith
jesus_h_biscuit

Finally, Someone Else Says It.

Tim Russert Blew It on Iraq. So Why Are We Canonizing Him?
The delirium in the press at Tim Russert's passing has been strange. As a broadcaster he was not much better than average, which is saying very little. He could be a sharp questioner, but not when it really counted and when courage was required. He was tough with George Bush in a February 2004 interview. He taxed him with faking the reasons to attack Iraq. But in the years before the 2003 attack, I used to hear Russert being merciless to those questioning whether Saddam Hussein had the nukes and bioweapons alleged by the Bush Administration and its co-conspirators in the press, prominent among them Russert himself.

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Tags: iraq, journalism, tim russert
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