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Requiescat En Pace and etc.

Now, I don’t mean to belittle a man’s death, but does Tim Russert’s really warrant this much media attention, or is this just the press feting one of their own and assuming that the public cares as much as they do? I mean, I’m sure Mr. Russert was a fine, upstanding man. He was probably a good husband (if he was married), a good father (if he had any kids) and etc. But is his death news other than in passing? Do we really need articles dissecting “What Happened to Russert?“? (Hint: He passed away tragically from a sudden cardiac arrest. There, I answered in one short sentence what the Newsweek article mumbles on about for a full page.)

His death was, no doubt, a tragedy to his friends, family, and coworkers. And maybe this makes me a cold-hearted son-of-a-bitch, but I’m having a really hard time understanding why the rest of us should care enough for it to warrant round-the-clock news coverage.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Russert, but forgive me if I don’t lower my flag to half mast for you.

Posted in Misc, Realtime Autobiography.