Tim Russert, RIP

Some political disagreements aside, I always liked Tim Russert. He was a family guy, was passionate about politics, and loved the Buffalo Bills (as a Detroit Lions fan I can empathize with the pain on a much greater scale).

This election season was already shaping up to be fairly lousy, but without Russert, it’ll be just a little lousier.

When it comes to mainstream media journalists, I’m not looking for one whose not a liberal (that seems to be asking just a little too much), I’m just looking for one whose feet touch the ground, and Russert’s seemed to.

Here’s Tom Brokaw on NBC announcing Russert’s death Friday afternoon:

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