This is a good time to bring up something that’s been bothering me for a couple of years now. As someone who has made his way in the world all on my own and without the help of rich parents or family connections, do I resent the fact that Tim Russert’s son Luke has been shot by the cannon of nepotism into a job men twice his age and with ten times his experience only dream of?
This is how the world works. Relationships matter and that’s life. I do, however, resent the fact that he’s not up to the job and that every time he’s on MSNBC talking about his Congressional beat I get “Bugsy Malone” flashbacks.
And just to keep the movie metaphors flowing, there’s also that whole “Vertigo” vibe, where Luke is Kim Novak and MSNBC is the sad and twisted Jimmy Stewart trying to creepily recreate someone they lost by dressing some wannabe up to look just like them. Whatever’s going on between MSNBC and Luke Russert. it’s not healthy.
And what better proof of that than this series of sanctimonious tweets from Russert where he laments how “sick” a video game commercial makes him feel because it doesn’t “reflect the costs of war”:
Newsflash, Luke: Your dad was a giant and we all still miss him. But maybe it’s time for you to jump off his shoulders in order to spend a little time in the real world where those of us who have struggled for everything we have don’t need video games to teach us how the world turns and that everything isn’t hunky-dory. And not only do we not need a video game to remind us of the world’s ills, believe it or not, we don’t need you to tell us all about it either.
So if it’s okay with you, we bitter clingers could use a little escape now and again and kinda resent know-betters who actually don’t know anything trying to shove their ignorant political agenda into everything.