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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:16 PM
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MSBC SCOOPED by other networks on story which HAPPENED IN THEIR OWN OFFICE.
Wow: epic. fail.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:16 PM
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1. He died in the MSNBC offices?
nt

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:35 PM
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31. at the NBC Washinton Bureau
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:17 PM
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2. Oh who gives a fuck.
Really.

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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:17 PM
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3. Um, this isn't a "scoop", it's a beloved colleague's untimely death. What a crass comment.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:17 PM
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4. they were making sure that his family was notified. they werent going to show video of him dying
he died in the office and they wanted to be responsible
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:17 PM
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5. Hey, Timmy just dropped, someone call Fox News!
What. The. Fuck?
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:17 PM
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6. give them a break...he was their colleague/friend
they had to react and probably were thinking more than the freakin' NY Post about how to report this with some dignity.
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A Brand New World Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:17 PM
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7. Did you ever think they're struggling with grief & in shock?
They are people too!!!!
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:18 PM
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8. Maybe they were busy
coming to terms with the fact that one of their own had just died in their offices. :think:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:18 PM
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9. I seriously doubt they were "scooped"
My guess is that they wanted to handle it more tactfully than JUST being 1st to report.

God forbid his family be allowed to process it. :eyes:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:18 PM
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10. You're the one with the epic fail. Maybe they should have cut to live footage
of him dying in his office.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:22 PM
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22. If it was someone from FOX...
...they would have had several cameras, and at least one cellphone camera, too.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:36 PM
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32. h, that's your idea, not mine.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:18 PM
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11. Somehow, I don't think they care right now
nt
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:18 PM
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12. Your post is an epic fail.
I shouldn't be surprised at some people here being complete asses, but I guess I am anyway. I admire and respect Tim Russert, and I am sorry for his family, and appalled that anyone can joke about it here on the DAY that he died.
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GOPNotForMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:18 PM
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13. Yikes, how tacky of you...
I'll assume this post was typed in haste.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:19 PM
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14. I think that had to do with getting Brokaw ready...
...the other networks had whoever was on say it.

But NBC had to do it with more sensitivity.
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:19 PM
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15. Imagine learning that your family member died..
from a newscast.

I'm betting that NBC waited until the family was notified before making his death public. Which is the decent thing to do.

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AirmensMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:19 PM
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16. Hmmmm ... let's see ...
a beloved colleague dies and the FIRST thing they should worry about is who they'll get scooped by. :eyes:

Perhaps they had other priorities at the time. Your OP is completely tasteless.






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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:19 PM
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17. Hey, MSNBC people were co-workers. They had to take a few minutes
to absorb the news. Brokow was obviously upset when he delivered the story.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:19 PM
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18. You fail. They wanted to notify his family before reporting.
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:19 PM
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19. I think you might want to go and have your head examined and your
empathy capacity while you're at it. Maybe you want to take this post back because it really is beyond bad taste.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:20 PM
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If you watched David Shuster and Monica Nowotny
they were obviously affected. Neither ever smiled about anything and both seems slightly distracted.

I imagine they were the only two there who could go on camera with any composure.

Those two were very professional through this and before they could let on that they were suffering.

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texasleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:38 PM
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33. yup
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:20 PM
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20. Or maybe they were busy calling his family? Also Brian Williams and others are reporting overseas.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:22 PM
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21. I would bet they didn't want to release the news until his whole family knew, etc.
They weren't scooped. One of their friends died. They were more interested in other things and giving him a proper tribute.
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Spike89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:23 PM
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23. Scoops are for getting hard news out
This is interesting, and surely of huge consequence to his friends and family, but hard news worthy of getting a "scoop" - No! Geez, I read tons of media bashing on DU, much of it deserved, but this is silly. It's sad, but it isn't news in that it affects almost no one outside his personal circle.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:23 PM
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24. Tom Brokaw was in an emotional state when he had to break the news.
You don't get ready for the cameras that quickly when you've just lost a friend and colleague. You don't go on the air immediately before "Big Russ" and other members of the family have been notified. I predict Chris Matthews will be a mess, it was as if Tim was his daddy in a way. Rest in peace Tim, sometimes it was church, sometimes it was you. I'll go to church this weekend and pray for you....
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:23 PM
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25. I'm impressed by the people at MSNBC - they cared more about a colleague
instead of getting out the story first. Maybe they also cared about notifying the next of kin.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:23 PM
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26. Give them a fucking break. He was their friend and coworker. Sorry they didn't rush to capitalize.
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:24 PM
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27. Perhaps because they knew him, they were trying to report
it with more dignity?

I doubt their first concern was getting the story on air - they might have given a thought to his family.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:24 PM
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28. your post: epic fail. here's why.
this was personal for those at MSNBC and traumatic. I'm sure they could give a shit about being scooped. duh.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:24 PM
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29. I doubt NBC cares one bit that they didn't make the scoop. They were all in shock.
Probably trying to contact Tim's family. No surprise they didn't go with the scoop.
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:26 PM
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30. You may have mixed up MSNBC with Fox. If O'Lielly died in the saddle they would have aired it
before they notified his family. (or pack as the case may be.)
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:55 PM
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34. Okay, geez. I'm sorry I offended y'all.
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hendo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 04:07 PM
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35. poor taste
I cant believe that someone actually gave this a rec.
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