The Canonization of Russert is Building — 12 Comments

  1. Hello fellow boomer blogger (altho my blog’s mostly about sex),
    You’re a brave guy – I’ve felt battered by all the endless repetition about Russert. I know it’s freaky when someone dies completely unexpectedly, but the “canonization” (good word!) is expecially strange this time. It’s all about what a great son and father he was. Not really about his journalism – just this fixation on his dad Big Russ and his boy Luke (I had never known their names before this weekend.) Hey, there’s a lot of people who are good parents and good kids. In fact, one EXPECTS a person to be a good parent. Why must I listen to hours of this maudlin family stuff on every channel?
    Thanks for writing from the heart,

    Sue Katz’s last blog post..Older? Into fashion? Get some dark tights and botox.

  2. Yeah, they’ve been wallpapering the coverage for much of the weekend. Well, he seems like a good guy and Ben says he was very insightful about the last couple of elections, but enough is enough.

    Plus, guys in their fifties keeling over from sudden heart attacks freaks me out, since I have an abiding fear of that happening to Ben.

    Gretchen’s last blog post..Lizard Shit.

  3. Yah well. At least he got paid for blathering his opinion all over the place. I wish you and I could get on board with that shit! And pundits not pontificate? Hard to credit. (I never watched the guy, at least not apart from 3 a.m. while insomniac.)

    Gretchen’s last blog post..Lizard Shit.

  4. Since I don’t watch network or TV news, I managed to avoid this whole thing. I wasn’t even aware of this guy or the fact that he died until I read it HERE.

    However, today even Ed Schultz on Talk America had a segment about him with comments from callers. And yes, indeed, they were getting ready to declare him a saint.

    Oh, GLS, how often my thoughts return to you.

    me again’s last blog post..Wedding hell–the end of the story

  5. @me again: You help make my point – people outside the beltway just don’t have the same importance as those inside. It wasn’t a topic of conversation among us commoners.
    I still can’t grasp why insiders are having this Love Fest for Timmy.