Luke Russert Plays Dumb About His Privilege


It’s one thing to have privilege and exercise it. We kinda expect that! This is New York City, we’re not ignorant about how things work. But it’s actually just insulting to have it, exercise it and then play dumb: “Luke Russert, son of Tim Russert, the ‘Meet the Press’ host who died in 2008, worked at City Hall during summer 2007. In an interview, Mr. Russert said that he juggled two internships that summer — one at the mayor’s office, the other at NBC, working for Conan O’Brien…. Asked what role his connections played in landing the job, he said: ‘I don’t really know about that. I went through the application process like anyone else.’”