Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

He's NBC's "youth correspondent", and will be co-hosting New Year's Eve from Times Square!

Luke is the son of the late Tim Russert and Vanity Fair's Maureen Orth.

Luke graduated from the tony, elite St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 2004.  While still in college, and totally on his own merits, and without the help of any family or friends, Luke co-hosted a sports talk program on XM radio with James Carville, and snagged a job with ESPN's Pardon the Interruption.  Obviously, Luke was the most gifted college journalist of his generation.  Otherwise, he never would have nabbed those jobs!

After his June, 2008 graduation from Boston College, Luke was hired by NBC News to cover "youth issues in the 2008 presidential election", and received the coveted assignment of covering the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions.  

Having absolutely nothing to do with his family's or Carville's connections, Luke was the only journalist to interview Bill Clinton immediately after his speech to the DNC.  

Imagine his brilliance - - he can cover sports and politics! t

With apologies to Ann Richards, I think it's great that people born at the top can start on third base and work their way home!

I can't wait to watch Luke's future insightful stories about the upward struggles of Senators Caroline Kennedy, Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Beau Biden!

Tags: Beau Biden, Caroline Kennedy, James Carville, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Luke Russert, Maureen Orth, snark, Tim Russert (all tags)




Just doesn't look good on you.

by jsfox 2008-12-28 01:41PM | 0 recs
This dynastic stuff is certainly not red, white and blue!  
And, as consumers, why do we have to listen to him blabber, just because his dad was on TV?  Are YOU saying he was the most qualified for those jobs?
by kosnomore 2008-12-28 01:50PM | 0 recs
Re: Green?

No just saying jealousy doesn't suit you and this is how your diary sounds.

And if you don't like him don't listen. He may have gotten a leg up but only ratings will keep him around.

Such a non issue. I've never suggested a diary be deleted, but this just might be the one.

by jsfox 2008-12-28 02:01PM | 0 recs
Says you: dynastic isn't red, white, and blue???

Then surely you must have been opposed to Sen. Clinton's Senate run and Presidential campaign.

Live by the dynasty, die by the dynasty.

by iohs2008 2008-12-29 07:00AM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

 From the moment luke was introduced it was as if he and the network were promoting him and this was soon after Tim's passing. I don't like the way this has been handled at all.

by canadian 2008-12-28 01:53PM | 0 recs
No dynasties!

Except the Clintons of course.  Clintons forever!

by JJE 2008-12-28 02:07PM | 0 recs
In case you haven't noticed - -
there is no Clinton dynasty.  (Remember?  She didn't make it.)
Funny, how the only dynasty some people were against is the one that never was . . .
The Kennedys, the Bidens, the Jacksons, the Russerts, none of that seems to trouble . . .
by kosnomore 2008-12-28 02:11PM | 0 recs
Yes, we must wail and moan at the hand..

fate has dealt the Clintons...

Sigh, what a tragedy. Potentially the most powerful SOS since McNamara or Kissinger, she inherits a task list perhaps second only to Obama's himself...

To rebuild America's demolished image.

To help end the most misbeggoten war in US history.

With the middle east exploding, India and Pakistan at each others throats..

Yes, pity poor Hillary Clinton.

She only has an opportunity to rewrite history for the next 50 years.

by WashStateBlue 2008-12-28 02:28PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes, we must wail and moan at the hand..

Yep.  She seems to be doing just fine.

by Denny Crane 2008-12-28 07:25PM | 0 recs
Re: In case you haven't noticed - -

You forget the which I'm certain most of us are very much against.

by freedom78 2008-12-28 03:16PM | 0 recs
Do you really think Bill and Hillary
were born privileged?
Please, read up on their lives.  They worked their way up from nothing together, as a team.  The "illegitimate" child of a polygamist father, and a woman in a man's world.
Neither were born to it.
How can you compare her to the child of a Kennedy or a Biden or a Russert?
by kosnomore 2008-12-28 03:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Because Beau Biden

Your argument makes no sense whatsoever.  

by realtarheel 2008-12-28 04:34PM | 0 recs
You're so right . .
a news anchor's son and a senator's son (and a millionaire president's daughter) - -  how did they ever make it out of those mean streets !!!
And, I forgot how Beau got dad elected, and Luke got Timmy the job at NBC (and Caroline prepared JFK for the debates, right?)
by kosnomore 2008-12-28 06:50PM | 0 recs
Re: You're so right . .

Millionaire ex-presidents' wives?  Totally screwed.  No political future at all.

by username 2008-12-28 09:37PM | 0 recs
Uh, in case you hadn't noticed

She made it to the Senate and now is going to be SoS.  Funny how you're only against some dynasties and have no problem with others.

by JJE 2008-12-28 05:47PM | 0 recs
She got the job inspite of Bill not because of ...

if u have not noticed.

by Joshuagen 2008-12-29 12:51AM | 0 recs
the Senate job?

That seems...unlikely.

by JJE 2008-12-29 02:42PM | 0 recs
Re: In case you haven't noticed - -

I don't think the Jacksons have had much of a dynasty since the Victory Tour and that was 25 years ago.

by gavoter 2008-12-29 01:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

Of all the things to criticize the press over, honestly, no one gives a shit about Luke Russert.

by Jess81 2008-12-28 03:36PM | 0 recs
Can you comment without cursing ?
It's a negative reflection on all political bloggers.  
Get a thesaurus!
by kosnomore 2008-12-28 06:52PM | 0 recs
Re: Can you comment without cursing ?

Yeah, dude.  Get your motherfuckin' four letter words off this motherfuckin' blog!

by username 2008-12-28 09:38PM | 0 recs
Again, people use comments like that

to discredit and dismiss anything said on this site.  Hmmm.  Is that your purpose?

by kosnomore 2008-12-29 01:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Again, people use comments like that

Nope, I'm just mocking things not otherwise worthy of a response.

by username 2008-12-29 04:15AM | 0 recs
Re: Again, people use comments like that

I don't know if you've noticed, but this site is pretty much irrelevant. Nobody is quoting anything from here anymore; MyDD has no traffic. Jerome backed the wrong horse during the primaries and MyDD has paid the price. Kos is the mothership of all lefty blogs, and they are the ones that get quoted. MyDD is just 20 people yelling into a small box, deafened by their own echo.

by pneuma 2008-12-29 04:58AM | 0 recs
my favorite journalist!

OH! I get it!

by QTG 2008-12-28 05:32PM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

Now that you're focusing on rather petty nepotism issues, can you tackle legacy admissions at my college?  I really hated those people.

by rfahey22 2008-12-28 06:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

But the legacies help fund our scholarships, pay for new buildings and adjust the grading curve in your favor.  They may be assholes, but they serve a valuable role in academia.

by the mystical vortexes of sedona 2008-12-28 08:20PM | 0 recs
These complainers

Will be amongst the first to sign up for Chelsea Clinton's campaign for a congressional seat from Arkansas in 2018.....

by WashStateBlue 2008-12-28 09:40PM | 0 recs
Ok, I'm lost

Now nepotism in the Media is an issue? Yikes.

I look forward to installments on

Miley Ray Cyrus
Liv Tyler
Ziggy Marley

In fact, why not blanket coverage of anyone who pursues the same career path as their parent? I'm sure there are examples in sports, medicine, law. My father played with Miles Davis and John Coltrane, I suspect if I had gone into music I'd have a leg up, no?

Why is Luke so especially pernicious?

by Neef 2008-12-29 04:59AM | 0 recs
Re: Ok, I'm lost

When Suri Cruise gets signed by CAA I am outta here

by gavoter 2008-12-29 02:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

My problem with Luke Russert is that during the convention, I could have sworn he was using his reports to try and hook up with girls.

by vcalzone 2008-12-29 05:32AM | 0 recs
Why you be hatin'?

Don't hate the player, hate the game.  The kid's got a right to go for what he can get.

by Dracomicron 2008-12-29 06:26AM | 0 recs
For me

this was the "big grin" comment of the day.

And I agree, why should football players, wrestlers and rock stars get all the celebrity love? I say it's high time for some young girls to look at Luke and think "ooooo, did you see the way he unraveled the RNC's political maneuvering!?!".

/shout out to Luke

by Neef 2008-12-29 08:22AM | 0 recs

I rate Luke potentially using his fame to score chicks the same way I rate Anne Marie Cox flirting with Rachel Maddow on-air until Rachel starts flubbing her lines and turning blush red.

It's nice to see politics nerds get some lovin'.

by Dracomicron 2008-12-29 10:22AM | 0 recs
By any means neccesary....

Malcolm was also right about hookin up with the babes!

by WashStateBlue 2008-12-29 06:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert

Russert should be reading the weather at some station in Topeka.   Man, talk about riding some coattails.  

... Dead ones at that.

by RichardFlatts 2008-12-29 09:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert

Well that's up to the viewers isn't it. If he doesn't get the ratings he'll get the boot.

by venician 2008-12-29 01:02PM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert

My sentiments exactly. Luke Russert's hiring by MSNBC is the journalistic equivalent of sympathy pussy. Good journalists are being laid off left and right and they hire this boy? (Who I am sure is a perfectly nice white boy but...) Come on, that don't even pass the smell test.

by skepticalbrotha 2008-12-31 11:22AM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert is my favorite journalist!

Nepotism's nothing new. There'll always be people blinded by a famous name, but also a dislike of nepotism should never blind you to genuine talent.

by liberalj 2008-12-29 12:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert

I'm not, I am a big fan of Caroline Kennedy.  I wish the media would get of the sister's back. She's qualified, more qualified than Uncle Ted was back in the day and look how well he turned out. I love me some Ted. If half the Democratic stooges on our side had just a fraction of his talent we could change the world.

by skepticalbrotha 2008-12-31 11:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Luke Russert

Why are you a big fan of Caroline? Because she's a Kennedy?

I'm a fan of Jack, Ted and Bobby.  They are political heros to me. Maybe Caroline will go on to earn my respect, but so far she hasn't earned it.

by liberalj 2009-01-02 08:35AM | 0 recs


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