A new low for journalism.
Hate to say it, but Luke’s late father Tim Russert would never have conducted an interview like this. We all knew that Tim Russert was a liberal, but it was obvious he worked very hard to ask everyone the same types of tough questions. That’s what made Meet the Press so great under his stewardship.
His son Luke, working for MSNBC, had this kind of question for civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who is leading a very political move to gum up the works in the House by staging a “sit-in.”
“Where does this stack up for you in terms of what you have been able to accomplish in this life?”
I would say rather low. The irony, as others have pointed out, is that Lewis back in the 1960s was fighting for civil rights. Now, he is fighting to deny civil rights by engaging in obstructionism to try to move legislation that would revoke the Second Amendment for many innocent people.
Where is a question about that from the young Mr. Russert? Nowhere to be found. This is why when Trump bashes the media, people respond.