The RoanokeSlant

This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. lbhagen@aol.com

Thursday, June 26, 2008

 

Tim Russert was a professional

After reflecting on the many articles and programs praising Tim Russert since his death, one might wonder what other ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NY Times, Washington Post, and Roanoke Times personalities measure up to Tim’s performance.
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Tim was a rank Democrat! He worked for years for Senior Dem NY Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and then for Dem Gov. Mario Cuomo. He was firmly planted in the Democrat briar-patch during his formative and developing years.
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However, when conducting his duties as a reporter and moderator, he showed great restraint and was clearly different than the bias and slant used by most of the left-wing media. He made a real effort to present and deliver the news, not be the news.
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He also abstained from using “flaming” catch words and phrases so common in the lexicon of the major media. Instead he focused on significant specific statements made by targets and then let them explain their positions or changes in positions. He made a real and visible effort to treat all his targets fairly.
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Perhaps the “bobbling heads” of the major media should reflect on all the praises and accolades being laid at Tim’s feet and ask the simple question: “how will people reflect on my passing”?
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The following blog item clearly reflects a major difference between the performance of the editorial board of the Roanoke Times and Mr. Russert.
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2008/06/unprofessional-roanoke-times-editorial.html
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That blog item concludes:
We do not need guidance or direction or advice from a team of people who are not willing to address the facts, develop plans for their own improvement, are unwilling to standup for what they say they support and who in their final act of frustration must resort to name-calling.
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