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  first day of school

Chuck Todd Meets The Press, Needs To Improve Listening Skills

Chuck Todd is so excited, you guys! It’s his first week as the new host of Meet the Press. That other guy with two first names failed his way into a $4 million buyout and NBC, looking to bring back the powerhouse once steered by Tim Russert, took the opportunity to slip Tim’s son Luke and Morning Misery Joe Scarborough in along with Chuck to lend the proper gravitas. We couldn’t wait to see Chuck’s debut Sunday morning, by which we mean we slept in and caught the late rerun. Read more on Chuck Todd Meets The Press, Needs To Improve Listening Skills…
  Shameless self-promotion

Meet The Press Is About To Get So Much Worse; You Need This Coffee Mug More Than Ever

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Do you need yet one more reason to ignore NBC’s “Meet the Press” because you can’t get enough of John McCain and the weekly parade of the same old white dudes saying the same old white dude things? What the heck is wrong with you? FINE, be that way. Have one more reason. Heck, have two, courtesy of the New York Post’s Page Six: Read more on Meet The Press Is About To Get So Much Worse; You Need This Coffee Mug More Than Ever…
  bad vetting

Ezra Klein Finds Success Despite One Dirty Tweet Two Years Ago

Surely you have all read and analyzed the brief new Washingtonian profile of informative Washington Post child typist Ezra Klein by now, which ends on this note: “But Klein has also found the pitfalls of being too public: Two years ago, he made his Twitter feed private after the blog Wonkette posted a tweet where he called NBC’s Tim Russert a ‘spiky acid-tipped dick.’ ‘That tweet haunts me,’ says Klein, who explains he was repeating an overheard comment and expected it to go to only a few friends. ‘I’ve always hated that moment because it’s simply not how I write. I’m not profane.'” Washingtonian is wrong. Read more on Ezra Klein Finds Success Despite One Dirty Tweet Two Years Ago…
  daily briefing

Britain And France Are Going To Just Be HONEST And Tell Iran That They Know Its Nuclear Secrets

Hey Britain and France, whatcha up to today? OH NOTHING just accusing Iran of having the most secret and evil nuclear facility ever before the G20. There is also this Thai place in downtown Pittsburgh that we have been meaning to try. [New York Times] Read more on Britain And France Are Going To Just Be HONEST And Tell Iran That They Know Its Nuclear Secrets…
  voter porn

It’s Mayoral Primary Day In Buffalo! Which Candidate Will Give Out Free Electronics?

The booming town of Buffalo, New York — which finally won its independence last year after suffering decades under of the private ownership and slave economy of Tim Russert — today is holding its Democratic mayoral primary, a.k.a. “the mayoral election.” And the current mayor, Byron Brown, has discovered (at :50) the single most effective last-minute pitch ever: promise all the old people new flat-screen teevees! (AND DON’T FUCK WITH MEDICARE.) [Political Class Dismissed] Read more on It’s Mayoral Primary Day In Buffalo! Which Candidate Will Give Out Free Electronics?…
  teevee news!

Chuck Todd To Finally Get ‘Meet the Press’ Consolation Prize

A long time ago, American treasure Tim Russert died, leaving an opening at America’s most important teevee chat program, Meet the Press. Goateed numbers nerd Chuck Todd was maybe going to take over, because why not, but then the Higher Ups at GE/NBC decided David Gregory should be the new host, because David Gregory can dance and dance, on teevee, which is the whole point of Meet the Press. Read more on Chuck Todd To Finally Get ‘Meet the Press’ Consolation Prize…
  the great communicator

Obama Has Eerie Power To Read, Cloud Republicans’ Minds

Here’s some year-old video clip of our old pal Tim Russert, before he died while actually working on this very program, Meet the Press, talking to known jackhole David Brooks about Barack Obama’s ability to read the minds of Republicans, and bend them to His will, so that’s why all the Republicans were so happy to vote for Obama. Also, an uncomfortable joke (?) about Jews, at the end, from Brooks. [Meet the Press] Read more on Obama Has Eerie Power To Read, Cloud Republicans’ Minds…
  circus of the stars

Latest Crucial MSNBC Anchor News Update!

Here are two things we are very tired of typing about, every day: Will teevee’s Chris Matthews run for the American Senate? And, Did dancey boy David Gregory officially get dead Tim Russert’s job on Meet the Press? The final (?) answers: No he won’t, and Yes he did. [Gawker/Baltimore Sun] Read more on Latest Crucial MSNBC Anchor News Update!…
  who killed tim russert?

Wonkette Interviews Matt Yglesias At Utne Reader Party

Here is some footage of blogger Matt Yglesias talking about fallen American hero Tim Russert. (Matt once wrote about how unbearably inane Russert was, and then Russert died three weeks later, and everybody on the Internet hated Matt for being so insensitive the end.) We made this poor fellow say terrible things for the camera by promising him beers, which were free, at the Summit Brewing Company last night. Thanks Utne Reader for the fun party! [Matthew Yglesias, YouTube] Read more on Wonkette Interviews Matt Yglesias At Utne Reader Party…
  milestones

Tom Brokaw Is Your New Tim Russert!

A week and a half ago NBC newsman and Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert died, and the earth stopped in its orbit and let out a wild yawp of despair for the most wonderful person who ever lived. Speculation quickly ensued about who would replace Russert in a job that he alone among all living humans was uniquely suited to do: sit in a chair and ask politicians questions. And now we know who will host Meet the Press until the “election,” which will be called off at the last minute when we start bombing Iran. It’s Tom Brokaw! Read more on Tom Brokaw Is Your New Tim Russert!…
  sports anchors

Keith Olbermann Once Dated A Terrible Person!

We have read this elitist New Yorker profile of your annoying loudmouth boyfriend Keith Olbermann and, like most profiles of MSNBC personalities, it confirms everything you learned about current MSNBC dynamics during the first five minutes of its Iowa caucus coverage. Read more on Keith Olbermann Once Dated A Terrible Person!…
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Hillary Clinton Cares About Tim Russert The Most!

While Hillary Clinton remains hidden in a secret Polynesian island bunker, where she drinks single malt scotch and eats artichoke hearts prepared by a cadre of Gypsy slaves all day long, she is still somehow doing her job as a fake Senator. Today she, along with fellow New York Senator Chuck Schumer and some Congressman, introduced an act of legislation to name U.S. Route 20A — in Buffalo — the “Timothy J. Russert Highway.” Because Tim Russert would have done the same thing. Read more on Hillary Clinton Cares About Tim Russert The Most!…
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Savvy Congressman: Tim Russert Would’ve Wanted Us To Drill

The saddest part about Tim Russert’s death last Friday was not that he was young. It’s that he never got to stick it to those damn liberal tree-fuckers who don’t want to drill America’s coasts for sweet, sweet Texas Tea! Such was the extrapolation of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) yesterday on the House floor. Do those elite big city fairies think that “Lil’ Russ” liked paying $5 a gallon for gas? He definitely did not! And while we’re at it, how can those Democrats go around killing babies when Tim Russert is also dead? [Think Progress, YouTube] Read more on Savvy Congressman: Tim Russert Would’ve Wanted Us To Drill…
  internet memorials

Tim Russert’s Last Blog Post

Oh Tim, you are making everybody feel like a slacker today, when we were already feeling sad. Your last blog thing on MSNBC was posted at 9:50 a.m. Friday, a few hours before you collapsed while doing voiceovers for Sunday’s Meet the Press. You talked about Obama’s new anti-smear team on the Internet, and plugged your Sunday show, which was to feature Obama and McCain surrogates Joe Biden and Lindsey Graham debating each other, which would actually be pretty lame. But still …. [RUSSERT ON POLITICS] Read more on Tim Russert’s Last Blog Post…
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A Video Tribute To Tim Russert, Dead Today At 58

NBC/MSNBC political broadcaster Tim Russert died today at work in Washington, killed by a sudden heart attack. Russert and his family had just returned from a vacation in Italy where they were celebrating the college graduation of son Luke. The VP of News for NBC and head of all Washington operations for the network, Russert joined the company in 1984 after working for Democratic campaigns. He took over Meet the Press in 1991 and won myriad awards for his journalism and books. Good-bye Tim! Election night won’t be the same without you. And now, let’s enjoy a Wonkette/YouTube/Photo tribute to “Lil’ Russ.” Read more on A Video Tribute To Tim Russert, Dead Today At 58…
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OH JESUS CHRIST: “Breaking News 3:23 PM ET: Tim Russert Is Dead of a Heart Attack, His Family Says.” [New York Times]
 

Terry McAuliffe Planning To Kill Tim Russert’s Father?

Here is the most painfully awkward moment in the last two days, where Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe tells Tim Russert that his father, “Big Russ,” is dead and watching on from Heaven. “Big Russ” is not dead at all. What revenge does the Hillary campaign have planned for MSNBC? Oh right, killing Tim Russert’s father. [YouTube] Read more on Terry McAuliffe Planning To Kill Tim Russert’s Father?…
 

Arianna Huffington Criticizes Harried ‘Conventional Wisdom Zombies’

newVideoPlayer("huff.flv", 463, 387,"");Wonkette’s Liz Glover had the opportunity last night to interview Arianna Huffington, founder of Daily Kos or something, about her new book and the nicknames she chooses for Tim Russert. When Liz is waiting for Arianna to sign her a copy of the book, some guy in line says “I know people that work for her,” presumably people who write for the Huffington Post. In other words, this guy knows any human being on earth. Read more on Arianna Huffington Criticizes Harried ‘Conventional Wisdom Zombies’…
 

Tim Russert Eats All Of His Boogers

Ha ha, it’s (MS)NBC’s Tim Russert with his hand near his nose, meaning his finger is next to his nose, meaning he is picking his nose. What a sally! He probably eats it while devising cruel yes-or-no questions about Jews. Oh hey, this would be a good place to mention that Ian Schwartz is making videos for us tonight again. Go click on his fantastic website, forever. [Ian Schwartz] Read more on Tim Russert Eats All Of His Boogers…
 

Frumpy Tim Russert Examines Barack’s Various Prejudices

newVideoPlayer("obamajewish_wonkette.flv", 463, 387,"");As everyone in Chicago knows, Barack Obama’s two best black friends are Islamist leader Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright, Barack’s anti-white preacher. Why does Barack consort with them? Will he bring hope to America’s white Jews when he’s sultan? Tim Russert is determined to know. Read more on Frumpy Tim Russert Examines Barack’s Various Prejudices…