Friday, June 13, 2008

Tim Russert is dead

When I first saw the above headline at Atrios, I thought it was a joke in very very bad taste... but no, he really is gone.

Condolences for his family. He got his fair share of criticism over the years, but there is no doubt that political discourse is lessened by his departure.

UPDATE: Here's Tom Brokaw announcing the sad news.