Russert Using Meet the Press to Pimp Son’s Sports Show
Mickey Kaus notes that Tim Russert constantly books Jim Carville and Mary Matalin on “Meet the Press” and that, on the most recent appearance, Russert got Carville to plug the latter’s new sports show on Sirius. Carville’s co-host? Russert’s son, Luke, a sophomore at Boston College.
Kaus rightly notes that this appears to be a conflict of interest and that it’s especially galling that Russert’s connections are getting his kid a national show while still in school.
What also strikes me as odd is an even more basic question: Why in the world is Carville getting a sports show? What does Carville know about sports?