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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:47 PM

When are they going to can Luke Russert?

Or at least permanently assign him to a non relevant position.

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Reply When are they going to can Luke Russert? (Original post)
LiberalFighter Nov 2012 OP
lunatica Nov 2012 #1
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #2
madashelltoo Nov 2012 #3
Graybeard Nov 2012 #4
avebury Nov 2012 #5
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #28
Kingofalldems Nov 2012 #6
gordianot Nov 2012 #7
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #29
Control-Z Nov 2012 #8
WI_DEM Nov 2012 #9
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #19
rainyday Nov 2012 #10
catbyte Nov 2012 #13
solara Nov 2012 #14
catbyte Nov 2012 #20
Cosmocat Nov 2012 #33
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2012 #23
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #21
iloveObama12 Nov 2012 #11
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #12
Loki Nov 2012 #15
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #16
JHB Nov 2012 #17
Lex Nov 2012 #18
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #22
Guy Whitey Corngood Nov 2012 #25
polichick Nov 2012 #24
bama_blue_dot Nov 2012 #26
kairos12 Nov 2012 #31
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #27
Mike Daniels Nov 2012 #30
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #32
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #34

Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:48 PM

1. Never

Nepotism is alive and well.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:50 PM

2. Never.

 

His father died at his post, so Luke Russert has a job for life.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. Ain't gonna happen

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:01 PM

4. He's an embarrassment.

Never ready for prime-time. His ham-handed questioning of Nancy Pelosi's age was handled with grace and class by Pelosi but
she got in a pretty good zinger. She said she found the question offensive but, "You probably don't realize that."

He hasn't a clue.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:02 PM

5. The easiest way to fire Luke Russert

is to just turn off NBC. I don't watch any of their show anyway.

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Response to avebury (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

28. I cut the cable and never looked back. n/t

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:02 PM

6. He's a Legacy like Flounder in 'Animal House'

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. Little Luke really upset women of the Democratic caucus and NBC loved it.

Now anytime they want to aggravate women they can find Luke.

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Response to gordianot (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

29. NBC is a Comcast outfit, so it's gone. n/t

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:05 PM

8. What did he do today?

After running his mouth off last week insulting Nancy Pelosi, he should be ashamed to show his face in public. But not little Luke. Can't stand him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:07 PM

9. In a few years they'll have him moderating Meet the Press

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:47 PM

19. He fits the mold. And I mean the fungi type. nm

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:08 PM

10. I miss Big Tim

The son is nothing like his dad so far.

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Response to rainyday (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:20 PM

13. Tim Russert was OK until he drank the neocon Kool-Aid.

He consistently threw softball questions at Bush/Cheney while grilling Democratic opponents mercilessly in the run up to the Iraq War. And his devious little hidden Bush '04 campaign button he kept pinned under his lapel that he flashed to Republicans didn't help with me either.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:34 PM

14. Hear! Hear!

Not a popular stance by any means, since so many people believe to this day that Tim Russert was the watermark of good journalism... but I was always wary of him and then, when it was clear that his 'fair and balanced' schtick was just that, I quit watching MTP altogether.

I wasn't happy that he died- and he was beloved by many, but his replacement is even worse than he was and his son is a pathetic joke.



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Response to solara (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:00 PM

20. You've got that right, solara!

David Gregory is a poor joke. I'd still like to know who promoted that putz. Sheesh!

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Response to solara (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:43 AM

33. It was painful

during the Bush years.

He would do his ears pinned back like a dog thing when interviewed people, but the questions were MARKEDLY different for the Rs vs the Ds. Absolutely drilled Ds while asking pointed, but HARMLESS questions to Rs. And, like a lot of the so called "liberal media" types the condescending tone and mannerism he took with Ds while being so much more relaxed with Rs.

It never ends, the bullshit, but the whole "liberal media" thing just runs through me.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:50 PM

23. He just looked pathetic when Bill Moyers grilled him reg. his war pimping. nt

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Response to rainyday (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:04 PM

21. Welcome to DU, and I miss Tim too.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:12 PM

11. We've Been Saying This For The Longest Here On DU

loved his dad but lil luke is an all out clown

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:18 PM

12. The Sooner the Better...

Wasn't really a fan of his dad and definately not him.
He hasn't paid his journalistic dues for that position.
Yeah, he's his daddy's son, but nepotism has no place there.
He isn't bright enough to understand in order to get access to our polytishuns, you need to be able to ask acceptable questions that are not disparaging to the one you want to interview...
Tough questions are one thing, but you have to be able to ask them without insulting the interviewee...

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:12 PM

15. Never ever.

The guilt trip named Luke Russert will be with us for an unfortunately long time.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:37 PM

16. I just saw him on Bashir and I could not stand him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:31 PM

17. All Washington agrees that he...

...looked adorable in his jammies when he slipped into cocktail parties to kiss daddy goodnight.

When you have that on your résumé, the rest is filler.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:35 PM

18. There might be someone who could actually DO that job well if nepotism

didn't keep him in the job.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:44 PM

22. transfer the kid to NBC Sports where he belongs. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:53 PM

25. He should've started reporting on water skiing squirrels like most of these news drones. If he

proves himself then promote him to the cat pageants, so on and so on.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:52 PM

24. His employment is a tribute to his father - so, never.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:53 PM

26. I rather see David Gregory get the axe

It is well past time for him to be off Meet the Press..

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Response to bama_blue_dot (Reply #26)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:59 PM

31. Agreement

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:56 PM

27. There is no need to fire him.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:47 PM

30. NBC found the perfect use for him during a late 2011 hurricane that hit the Northern Virginia area

The powers that be apparently thought Luke's talents were best suited for standing on a sail-boat in the Alexandria harbor and announcing which waterfront bars were having hurricane parties.

That event will probably be the career highlight of his promo-reel.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:04 PM

32. I already didn't care for him

but I heard him blame the unions for the Hostess matter and he's on my shit list now.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:56 AM

34. Send him to Afganistan or Pakistan.

He'll quit.

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