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Tim Russert, journalism, truth, Meet the Press, blogs, internet, challenge to MSM, press, Honor Tim Russert

Tim Russert will be buried this week and memorial services will
be held to honor this man, the son, father, husband, decent human
being and revered journalist.

I was watching one of the many tributes over the weekend. I believe
it was Jack Welch, Russert’s friend and former boss. Russert was
asked to speak at a charity event and responded “just say when and
where.” Russert was to speak near his son’s college, Boston College.
Russert drove a truck up to leave with his son, spoke and then had a
late flight to take back. He was urged to spend the night. Russert
said no, I have a meeting early in the morning. Russert returned
for his meeting. The point was, Russert took care of all the important
aspects, giving back, taking care of family and his job.

How can journalists, media people honor the memory of Tim Russert?
Giving praise and attending memorials are a fine thing. However,
Russert was a man of action, devoted to covering politics and the
news. Russert would want people to do the job he can no longer do,
cover this election.

We are at a turning point in news coverage and information disemination.
The internet is rapidly becoming a primary news source for the public.
Blogs and websites have played a huge role in the 2008 election.
There is a story that is playing out that has barely been touched
by the MSM. A citizen has been trying to get a story before the
American people about Barack Obama. This citizen has had to resort
to utilizing the internet in the form of youtube videos, his own
blog and internet interviews. With little help from the MSM, the
word has gotten out.

Larry Sinclair will host a news conference at the National Press
Club on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. During the news conference, Mr.
Sinclair will answer questions and provide corroboration to his
story. Mr. Sinclair alleges that he and Obama used drugs and
engaged in gay sex on two occasions in November 1999. On the
surface the allegations look preposterous, but after doing the
job a reporter should do, and examining the allegations in the
context of Obama’s life and associations, they become believable.

What is my point? The MSM has not done their job. Obama has been
given a free ride for multiple reasons, one of which I believe
is the fear of being called racist.

Tim Russert was one of the first sources I referred to. In 2007
Mr. Russert questioned Obama about his records. Russert pushed
Obama for an answer and gave us one of our first glimpses of
the real Obama, an elusive character, a master of diversions.

So, you want to honor Tim Russert? Follow this story. Do the job
you are supposed to do.

Cover this election!

Harold Ickes, Meet the Press, Sunday, June 1, 2008, Tim Russert, Hillary won popular vote, We expect to win the nomination

Harold Ickes, a Hillary Clinton delegate, who spoke out during the DNC meeting on May 31, 2008, to count all votes in Florida and Michigan, was interviewed by Tim Russert on Meet the Press, Sunday, June 1, 2008. Mr. Ickes stated that Hillary has won the popular vote in the Democratic Primaries and quotes the AP popular vote counts. Mr. Ickes, on Saturday indicated he had been authorized to challenge the decision not to count all the votes at the Democratic Convention.  Mr. Ickes stated: “We expect to win the nomination.” Here is a video of the interview:

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/24917415#24917415

Meet the Press, May 4, 2008, Obama, Tim Russert, Obama forum, MSM, outrage, we want the truth about Obama

First of all, sadly, I was not surprised. Obama was given a forum to distance himself further from Jeremiah Wright and to do multiple soliloquys to talk about change and race relations without answering a question of substance.

The toughest questions, about Wright, had already been addressed. This just gave Obama a forum to present polished diversionary responses.

Obama was asked about the temporary gas tax removal proposed by Clinton and McCain. The real question that any 6th grader could come up with is:

Mr. Obama, what action of any substance during your time in the senate or otherwise have you undertaken regarding solving the energy crisis?

Mr. Obama, Jeremiah Wright, is certainly controversial, but what about your strong ties to Lawrence Lessig and his repeated playing of the gay Jesus video at seminars?

Mr. Obama, what about the allegations made about you by Larry Sinclair regarding cocaine use and connections to Donald Young and his murder?

Mr. Obama, wasn’t your Illinois Senate campaign kicked off in the home of underground bomber Willaim Ayers?

Mr. Obama, what about your ties to Rezko and revelations coming out in his trial about crime and corruption in Chicago and Illinois?

Mr. Obama, what about charges of money laundering and undue influence regarding your $ 8,000 per month legal retainer from Robert Blackwell and Blackwell’s ties to Rezko  and the Governor of Illinois, whose name comes up repeatedly in the Rezko trial?

The questions go on and on. The American public deserves answers to these questions. It is apparent, NBC, Meet the Press and the MSM have failed at their job of news reporting and will suffer the fate of the dinosaurs.

Meet the Press, Obama, Tim Russert, May 4, 2008, Obama lovefest, soliloquys

Barack Obama was the guest of Tim Russert on Meet the Press, Sunday, May 4, 2008. Did Russert ask Obama tough questions? Did Obama answer tough questions or did he launch into another diversion of a soliloquy?

Did Russert ask Obama about William Ayers?

Did Russert ask Obama about Robert Blackwell?

Did Russert ask Obama about Tony rezko?

Did Russert ask Obama about Larry Sinclair?

Did Russert ask Obama about Donald Young’s murder?

Here are questions Tim Russert asked Obama:

1. Jeremiah Wright.  Russert asked a few tough questions about Wright and the fact that Obama knew about Wright’s hate sermons in 2007.

Obama used the opportunity to distance himself from Wright and used most of the first 20 minutes as a soliloquy to talk about race, etc.

2. Russert asked if Obama thought it was fair to question his judgement.

So far, after about 20 minutes, it has been an opportunity for Obama to present his platform and ignore questions with diversions, and soliloquys.

I will keep you updated.

3. Oooh, here’s a tough question. What do you think about Clinton’s temporary gas tax removal?

Obama agreed it wa pandering. Why didn’t Russert ask Obama if he had done anything meaningful in the senate regarding our energy policy.

4. Oooh, another tough question. What about ethanol a subject important in your state?

5. Iraq and Iran. Would you support limited strikes in Iran?

Obama responded:

Iran is the beneficiary of our being in Iraq. We should have regional discussions and direct talks. When asked about the comments that a quick withdrawal from Iraq would cause genocide, Obama spoke of a phased withdrawal. He mentioned 1 to 2 brigades per month and taking 2 years. (This sounds like the current plan).

6. Should the US protect other nations from Iran.

Obama gave an evasive answer unlike Hillary’s earlier response.

7. Afghanistan. Would you as president, be in favor of a surge?

Obama, yes.

8. If the super delegates get together and pick Clinton, what would you do.

Obama rambled and spoke of supporting the Democratic party against John McCain.

This was one of the worst interviews I have ever witnessed. It came as no surprise. NBC is in bed with their “golden boy”, Obama. I am disappointed in Russert. He is capable of so much more. We get no surprises from the MSM.