In the comments, neitwin said:
Why do I find it odd that the writer of a column entitled "On Religion" is so clueless about one of the central tenets of a major world religion? Was it really [Russert] who said, "this do in remembrance of me"?
As for Jesus, he [breached] religious laws regularly, I'm sure he wouldn't have minded. The self-serving bewilderment at the offense given may have struck him as hypocritical though.
P.S. From the post's URL, it looks to have started out titled "Is It OK to Deny Journalists Communion?"
(via Ryan T. Anderson at First Things)