September 25, 2008

The smart set

This has probably been covered elsewhere, but since I'm kinda slow, I just heard about it this afternoon. Apparently, Luke Russert, the son of the late Tim Russert, is doing some reporting about "youth issues" for NBC. He made a bit of a gaffe yesterday morning...or did he?

He filed a report for "Today" about campaign activity at the University of Virginia, and talked about it live afterward with Matt Lauer.

Russert, 23, said about the university: "The smartest kids in the state go there so it is leaning a little bit toward Obama."

Oops. Now he's either implied that students at other colleges in Virginia aren't as smart as those at the University of Virginia or that you have to be dumb not to support Obama. Or both.

He issued a half-assed statement later on about how "plenty of smart kids go to Virginia Tech or George Mason" and some of them might just cast votes for Obama, and noted that some of the eggheads at the University of Virginia could conceivably vote for McCain. Wow, really?
"Today was one of my first lessons in the perils of live television," he said. "Lesson learned."
Yes, you'll have to be a little more subtle about your liberal bias in the future, Luke. Oh, wait, this is NBC we're talking about. Nevermind.

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