Ed Driscoll

Replacing Tim Russert Tough Task For NBC News

No doubt, particularly given who the potential replacements are.

In the last couple of years, NBC has really been letting its bias show, and of course, MSNBC makes no secret of its tilt. The near-simultaneous exits from the nightly news (admittedly for very different reasons) by Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather marked the effective end of the networks’ evening news shows as any sort of cultural force. Similarly, you could make a pretty good case that Russert’s death signals the end of the MSM having even a veneer of objectivity, bringing that eighty year experiment to its logical conclusion.

Elsewhere, Jack Shafer explores the inevitable.