TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

The Hill Reports Death Threat on Late Tim Russert

On March 11, The Hill‘s Kevin Bogardus filed a FOIA request for a FBI file on a death threat against the late NBC “MTP” Host Tim Russert. Some three months later, the publication acquired the file and that report was published today.

Bogardus reports that on March 7, 2001, Russert received a evening threat on his voicemail. The pointed threat, full of expletives, clearly involved his son, Luke Russert, now a congressional reporter for NBC. An excerpt of the graphic threat: “You’re no good, you’re absolutely no good, and nothing would treat me or do me any better than to put a bullet right between your f—king eye.”

Police ultimately tracked down a suspect. No charges were filed. Russert died in 2008 at age 58.

Luke Russert had no comment for The Hill on the threat.

Read the full story here.

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Starting September 8, get hands-on content marketing training in Content Marketing 101! Through a series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you the best practices for creating, distributing and measuring the results of your brand's content, including how to develop a content marketing plan, become a content marketing and more. Register now!