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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-17-08 03:12 PM
Response to Reply #11
21. Remember Ed Bradley?
Now he was a journalist. Did he get this much attention? He died of leukemia at 65. That was just as much a tragedy as Russert. This is idiotic.
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  -This non-American is baffled by the adulation of Tim Russert glarius  Jun-17-08 02:51 PM   #0 
  - We worship our televisions here.  dbt   Jun-17-08 02:53 PM   #1 
  - I agree My Friend  BOSSHOG   Jun-17-08 02:54 PM   #2 
  - seconded.  knixphan   Jun-17-08 03:06 PM   #14 
  - it didn't bother me that they did it all weekend.......  tulsakatz   Jun-17-08 03:11 PM   #18 
  - Many Americans are baffled too  REACTIVATED IN CT   Jun-17-08 02:55 PM   #3 
  - Actually, I think you hit on the real issues - his fellow employees  LisaM   Jun-17-08 02:56 PM   #4 
  - You nailed it  Tangerine LaBamba   Jun-17-08 03:25 PM   #27 
  - Wonderful post - you nailed it  Godlesscommieprevert   Jun-18-08 04:03 PM   #66 
  - what you said.  helderheid   Jun-18-08 09:56 AM   #63 
  - Trust me it is baffling to me, and I live IN THE ASYLUM  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-17-08 02:58 PM   #5 
  - There are many here in America who don't get this at all.  madaboutharry   Jun-17-08 03:01 PM   # 
  - It's totally media generated  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-17-08 03:01 PM   #6 
  - oh, well if you didnt watch it....  DadOf2LittleAngels   Jun-17-08 03:07 PM   #15 
  - I think it's pretty clear  Johonny   Jun-17-08 06:41 PM   #48 
     - Okay, guys, but was he more influential than David Brinkley or Peter Jennings?  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-18-08 03:43 PM   #65 
  - It's absurd, Ford didn't get this much attention  sandnsea   Jun-17-08 03:01 PM   #7 
  - Jump the WHALE  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-17-08 03:02 PM   #8 
  - Johnson and Eisenhower didn't get this much attention  Lydia Leftcoast   Jun-17-08 03:03 PM   #10 
  - So is this American.  aquart   Jun-17-08 03:03 PM   #9 
  - Mr. Russert was IMO more deserving of respect and attention than our national leader  slackmaster   Jun-17-08 03:03 PM   #11 
  - Yes but far less worth than any single one of the dead who meets their end through his negligence  Indenturedebtor   Jun-17-08 03:07 PM   #16 
  - 51 people died in Baghdad today  rebel with a cause   Jun-17-08 03:45 PM   #32 
  - Remember Ed Bradley?  sandnsea   Jun-17-08 03:12 PM   #21 
     - GEM$NBC's decision to announce that they  malaise   Jun-18-08 07:14 AM   #56 
  - Behind every story there is a story.  theoldman   Jun-17-08 03:05 PM   #12 
  - I find the obsession with calling out people remembering Russert  DadOf2LittleAngels   Jun-17-08 03:05 PM   #13 
  - Not so baffling  gratuitous   Jun-17-08 03:10 PM   #17 
  - Media whores.. "It's all about ME"  Joanne98   Jun-17-08 03:11 PM   #19 
  - Media people are grief-aholics..They revel in the ghoulishness of it all  SoCalDem   Jun-17-08 03:12 PM   #20 
  - Hmmm, let me count the reasons:  Raster   Jun-17-08 03:15 PM   #22 
  - 4) to do a little PR for the MSM/MSNBC  rebel with a cause   Jun-17-08 03:50 PM   #33 
  - No Matter What Kind of Organization You Work In,  ribofunk   Jun-17-08 03:18 PM   #23 
  - And those prodicers and reporters stand to move up in the organization  alarimer   Jun-17-08 06:54 PM   #50 
  - Our friends on the telescreen are truly great people who give us the truth!  tabasco   Jun-17-08 03:22 PM   #24 
  - I don't get any of it, either.... (literally- I don't watch TV)...n/t  LeftinOH   Jun-17-08 03:23 PM   #25 
  - doesn't offend me. the coverage and adulation have pissed me off. (the three solid hours  niyad   Jun-17-08 03:23 PM   #26 
  - The coverage was actually a marketing survey you see.  BeHereNow   Jun-17-08 03:28 PM   #28 
  - Public displays of grief and other forms of bathos are an American pastime.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-17-08 03:29 PM   #29 
  - I turned off the TV earlier this afternoon, kicking back with a beer  48percenter   Jun-17-08 03:30 PM   #30 
  - Frankly, I don't understand the coverage when the pope dies.  rebel with a cause   Jun-17-08 03:55 PM   #34 
  - fine. dance on his grave. piss on his grave.  leftofthedial   Jun-17-08 03:32 PM   #31 
  - Why do you hate America?  Swamp Rat   Jun-17-08 04:36 PM   #35 
  - I got home from Ireland..saw the headline and immediately blocked all American  Solly Mack   Jun-17-08 04:38 PM   #36 
  - LOL  Cerridwen   Jun-17-08 04:41 PM   #38 
     - Seriously! It really does...all come through  Solly Mack   Jun-17-08 04:48 PM   #41 
  - damn  moediggity   Jun-17-08 04:40 PM   #37 
  - It's just media whores..  sendero   Jun-17-08 04:42 PM   #39 
  - Is it really so complicated?  Sundoggy   Jun-17-08 04:46 PM   #40 
  - It's an indication of the state of mainstream journalism in the US today.  Stevepol   Jun-17-08 05:03 PM   #42 
  - I was baffled he got the job. Turned out he was Jach Welch's pet.  eppur_se_muova   Jun-17-08 05:25 PM   #43 
  - Frankly so is this American....n/t  DearAbby   Jun-17-08 05:31 PM   #44 
  - This American  ellie   Jun-17-08 05:33 PM   #45 
  - I am baffled as well  tbyg52   Jun-17-08 05:37 PM   #46 
  - When MSM doesn't want to cover a real story, like the flooding of the midwest  tavalon   Jun-17-08 06:29 PM   #47 
  - Because the mainstream media is complete shit.  alarimer   Jun-17-08 06:52 PM   #49 
  - I honestly think the people here who've been indulging themselves are unhinged  bean fidhleir   Jun-17-08 06:57 PM   #51 
  - I don't get the hero worship of Tim.  texanwitch   Jun-17-08 07:16 PM   #52 
  - This non-American is baffled also  Canuckistanian   Jun-17-08 07:31 PM   #53 
  - Just bury the guy already, sheesh  eilen   Jun-18-08 07:03 AM   #55 
  - this American agrees with you n/t  Skittles   Jun-17-08 07:34 PM   #54 
  - Agree ... although the phenomenon you describe is expected given how indoctrination works here  Echo In Light   Jun-18-08 07:54 AM   #57 
  - i'm not baffled at all. america thrives on lies and fairey tales.  KG   Jun-18-08 08:03 AM   #58 
  - You won't get any argument from me. Rec'd. nt  raccoon   Jun-18-08 08:23 AM   #59 
  - It really simple: he was one of them, well known, well liked, died youngish, and on the job.  aikoaiko   Jun-18-08 08:32 AM   #60 
  - Mourning is an understatement IMO.  glarius   Jun-18-08 09:28 AM   #61 
  - Maybe this will help you to understand. Here in America we have a strong belief in God and Country.  Wizard777   Jun-18-08 09:53 AM   #62 
  - I agree with you to a point...  SpookyCat   Jun-18-08 10:42 AM   #64 
  - Every year our nation and people are driven a bit more insane.  tom_paine   Jun-18-08 04:21 PM   #67 
  - I agree its overkill - but I was baffled by the Princess Di  RamboLiberal   Jun-18-08 04:58 PM   #68 
  - glarius, perhaps the media coverage  Dogtown   Jun-18-08 05:11 PM   #69 
  - it's downright weird....  marions ghost   Jun-18-08 06:15 PM   #70 

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