Tim Russert, 1950-2008, R.I.P.

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I normally don’t post things of this nature on Backstage, but I wanted to take a moment to lament the death today of Tim Russert—best known as the host of NBC’s Meet The Press—a journalist who I considered inspirational. Opinionated, well-informed, honest, and willing to speak truth to power, Russert set the gold standard for political journalism, and his untimely passing will leave a huge gap in both American news and politics. Rest in peace, Mr. Russert, and may those you leave behind be better for the lessons you taught us.

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.