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I was pleased to see that Alexander Cockburn was not taken in by all the adulation of Tim Russert.

Mr. Russert had Al Franken as a guest on his late-night show and was obnoxious, cruel and unprofessional. He displayed all these traits when he thought the camera had moved to a commercial--and it had not. He made a fool of himself, after trying for an hour to make a fool of Mr. Franken. It was extremely unsettling to watch, and I never tuned in to Russert's programs again.

May we all rest in peace.