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Tim Russert Dies

Shocking news. Tim Russert, the journalist of NBC and MSNBC fame has died of an apparent heart attack. This writer has not been kind to Mr. Russert. We did not appreciate his managing of political debates. But that does not diminish our shock at the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Russert. Mr. Russert was […]

14Jun2008 | | Comments Off on Tim Russert Dies | Continued
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Obama Clinton Ohio debate, 2-26-2008

6:30 PM CST at Cleveland State University. The debate should be interesting. We will open with a brief synopsis of the past few days and then have a running commentary during the debate – the post will be updated every 15 – 20 minutes, the first update at about 8:20 PM CST. I sit at […]

27Feb2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Pimpep by David Shuster and MSNBC

Son, MSNBC has reached a new low in political reporting. David Shuster referred to Chelsea Clinton being “pimped out” by the Clinton campaign. He offered a Chris Matthews sort of apology on Morning Joe this morning. Like Chris Matthews – it was a non- apology. MSNBC has consistently attacked the Clinton campaign. Matthews has been […]

9Feb2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Limbaugh looks and sounds like Tim Russert

Son, I hearken back a few weeks to a Democratic Debate sponsored by MSNBC.  The moderator was Tim Russert.  As we reflect on substance we can see that Tim Russert has drug MSNBC and NBC down to the level of conservative talk radio.  Russert has climbed to the top of the ‘good old boys’ network […]

2Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Limbaugh looks and sounds like Tim Russert | Continued
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John McCain on Iraq Strategy – Meet The Press

Son, I am in no way an advocate of the war in Iraq. With that said our country is engaged in a War. A war whose outcome has serious consequence for America. John McCain is a man who understands war. Mr. McCain is not a war monger. He is not a cruel man. Mr. McCain […]

29Jan2008 | | Comments Off on John McCain on Iraq Strategy – Meet The Press | Continued
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Matthews and Russert – Laurel and Hardy

Son, Chris Matthews and Tim Russert remind me of the original comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. Russert does not like to do heavy lifting – so he asks questions about driver’s licenses and race and gender. At a recent round table discussion Russert said something about women voters – a female panelist responded that […]

26Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Matthews and Russert – Laurel and Hardy | Continued
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MSNBC Dumbs Down Demographics

Son, The constant harping on polls by demographics is wearing thin. Chris Matthews and Tim Russert have to be two of the worst. The suggestion is that people can only vote for people like themselves. Women vote for women. Blacks vote for blacks. Matthews votes for Russert. This denigration of masses of people based on […]

26Jan2008 | | Comments Off on MSNBC Dumbs Down Demographics | Continued
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Meet the Press – Jan 20, 2008, on Obama

Son, Meet the Press has finally come around to having real journalist participating – rather than have Tim Russert looking for sound bites. This is actually a good discussion on the candidacy of Obama. Dad

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Meet the Press – Jan 20, 2008, on Obama | Continued
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Bill Clinton Supports Hillary

Son, Are you surprised?  Is anyone surprised?  What are the other spouses doing?  But this is Bill Clinton – former President of the United States.  Traditionally former presidents have not taken a position until their party nominee is selected – but this is just another example of the historical ramifications of a former First Lady […]

21Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bill Clinton Supports Hillary | Continued
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Chris Matthews is under siege

Son, Chris Matthews is in trouble. He has been making bigoted statements about women in general and Hillary Clinton in particular. His racism flowed out of every sweat pore after the New Hampshire primary. Today he is under siege by the public and the management at MSNBC. The good old boys club of male reporters […]

20Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Chris Matthews is under siege | Continued
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Morning Joe defends Chris Matthews

Son, The MSNBC good old boys club has circled the wagons. Chris Matthews is under fire for his sexist and racist comments during the presidential primaries. Matthews offered a horrible apology on his Hardball show yesterday. Well, I guess he calls it an apology. Matthews said that everything he said was correct and that if […]

18Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Morning Joe defends Chris Matthews | Continued
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immigration, hate crime, gun control —

Son, The conservatives have lost their bearing.  And I must say that if not for the craziness I would be enjoying myself watching the circus. Here is the conservative philosophy – one which I cannot dispute: Less Government, fewer laws – generally better.  The philosophy goes to a level of foolishness.  Hate crime you say […]

16Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Nevada Debate, 1-15-08, Domestic Issues

Son, The final section of the debate is on domestic issues – but the first question is on support of the military at college and universities and whether ROTC should be offered and military recruiters should be allowed on campus. Clinton says “Yes, they should allow recruiters and not do anything to disrespect the military.” […]

16Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, economy

Son, The debate continues. Williams, Many financial corporations are selling shares overseas, how does this strike you? ” Hillary, “I am very concerned, these are called sovereign wealth funds and they are controlled by governmental entities.  We’ve got to know more about them… But let’s look at how we got here – our institutions made […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, economy | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, beyond race

Son, The debate continues after addressing the issues of race.  Brian Williams, Tim Russert, and Natalie Morallis are the moderators. To Edwards – What  is a white male to do running against these candidacies. Edwards – “This says really good things about America.” Williams do you regret saying that Hillary is likable enough?  Obama, “Yes, […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, beyond race | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race

Son, The debate is on.  Brian William is giving the introduction of a Q & A format.  Time Russert is there – unfortunately.  But Brian Williams is a fair journalist and will moderate his colleague.    It begins with race. BW to Clinton: How did we get here? Clinton, “MLK’s dreams have been realized.  Senator […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race | Continued
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Tim Russert plays the gender card

Son, Tim Russert was ‘interviewing’ Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press this morning.  His line of questioning suggested his chauvinism rests just under the surface.  Russert asked of Hillary, “What was the moment of greatest adversity for you?”   Hillary’s answer, “We all know the answer to that.” Yes we do – and so did Russert.  […]

14Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Tim Russert plays the gender card | Continued
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Hillary Clinton with Tim Russert

Son, Tim Russert played his cards at the table of a master.  He came up short.  But that is why Hillary Clinton is busy running for President and Tim Russert is busy sucking up to his buddy Chris Matthews and the corporate bosses who manage the media.  One can almost see Russert thinking, “Oh Boy, […]

13Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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New Hampshire Gender Factor

Son, I don’t believe it.  Not this time.  Not in 2008.  The pundits are trying to analyze the prospects of the candidates in terms of old ideas.   Statistically, which means historically, demographics help predict outcomes.  Not this time. Tim Russert was on NBC News tonight – preaching the same old stuff.  “…New Hampshire has […]

5Jan2008 | | Comments Off on New Hampshire Gender Factor | Continued
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Media Hosts Fail in Presidential Debates

Son, Is our inept Media driving foreign policy?  Do we rely on celebrity Media Hosts to define important issues?  I hope not.  Because the Media Hosts are so infatuated with themselves that they are not aware of a big world and real issues that have real consequences. I hearken back to the Democratic Debate.  Time […]

28Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Media Hosts Fail in Presidential Debates | Continued
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Chris Matthews on Morning Joe

Son, Chris Matthews has lost complete touch with reality. Matthews is the host of the MSNBC program Hardball. They call it Hardball because Matthews is supposed to be asking the hard questions. That was probably true – a couple of years ago. On Morning Joe this morning, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Joe and Matthews were talking […]

29Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Chris Matthews on Morning Joe | Continued
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Media Hosts fail as Celebrities

Son, A tragedy has befallen American Journalism. Cable and satellite feeds have created monster celebrities in the field of journalism. Everyone wants to be Walter Cronkite. The problem is that hey have not earned the stature. Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Bill O’Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, to name a few. These people have […]

25Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Media Hosts fail as Celebrities | Continued