Tim Russert died of an apparent heart attack after returning from a celebratory trip to Italy to celebrate the graduation of his son, Luke from Boston College.
When I told my sister, the first thing she said was, "Is he really dead or in the witness protection program?"
And then I read this from a Fox News story:
His reputation — criticized both by conservatives for liberal bias and liberals for conservative bias — might have been the only one left untarnished by the scandal involving former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby and former CIA operative Valerie Plame in the CIA Leak case, which turned on Russert's testimony.
Another case where you have to wonder what really happened is that of the FBI agent and Opus Dei operative that went to jail, Robert Hanssen.
Is he in jail or protective custody?
Is Russert really dead?
It's a sign of the paranoia of our times when we question every news item and especially those that seem suspicious.