The Tim Russert post mortems were way, way, WAY over the top. Thank God for old crabs like Lewis Latham
Any reporter who gets a state funeral was most assuredly not doing everything right. And nice to see, in an era of mass layoffs among professional journalists that Russert's kid get a plum job .... based on what exactly??
Best comment on Gawker:
"Lapham's right. The two people who must show up at a reporter's funeral are his bartender and the guy he pissed off the least at work. More than that and you wonder if he was doing his job. Can you imagine the state funeral that Larry King will get?"