Tim Russert was one of the few remaining real journalists. The very fact that people often argued -confused about his true political convictions means there ought to be a shining star next to his name someplace. He always tried to be fair, regardless of how he might feel on a personal level. After all, true journalism is meant to report fact, not be a showcase for one's own political views.
God rest you, Tim.
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is just putting on its shoes - Mark Twain