MIke Wallace just died

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    Apr 08, 2012 3:20 PM GMT
    http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=716644
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 08, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Wow - Mike Wallace has been around for as long as I can remember. He was definitely one of the last remaining dinosaurs among the elite news broadcasters from the Walter Cronkite era. RIP Mike Wallace.
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    Apr 08, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    Wow.. yeah I hear ya, he was around since before me!
    He was the first American national anchor to ever air a one hour piece on homosexuality in 1967.

    Rip Mr Wallace
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    Apr 08, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidWow.. yeah I hear ya, he was around since before me!
    He was the first American national anchor to ever air a one hour piece on homosexuality in 1967.

    Rip Mr Wallace



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    Apr 08, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 08, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    He did a great job and will be missed. Definitely part of "journalism royalty" in this country!

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    Apr 08, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
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    HndsmKansan saidHe did a great job and will be missed. Definitely part of "journalism royalty" in this country!

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    Yes, that's exactly the kind of blather we'll be hearing for a week, I'll bet.

    HndsmKansan - Even if you are in general agreement with some here, if you deviate at all, you will be subjected to their scorn. My suggestion to avoid any future transgressions is to not post any original thoughts. Make sure anything you say is consistent with Huff Post, Kos, MediaMatters, and the like. Just a friendly suggestion so you are not chastised in the future. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 08, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
    What a shame. He was a great journalist.
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    Apr 08, 2012 6:14 PM GMT
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    socalfitness said
    JPtheBITCH said
    HndsmKansan saidHe did a great job and will be missed. Definitely part of "journalism royalty" in this country!

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    Yes, that's exactly the kind of blather we'll be hearing for a week, I'll bet.

    HndsmKansan - Even if you are in general agreement with some here, if you deviate at all, you will be subjected to their scorn. My suggestion to avoid any future transgressions is to not post any original thoughts. Make sure anything you say is consistent with Huff Post, Kos, MediaMatters, and the like. Just a friendly suggestion so you are not chastised in the future. icon_lol.gif

    John, your condescending act is really getting tiresome.
    I noted that in the other thread.. its very tiring.

    Lighten up john.. its the interweb for 'christs' sake.
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    Apr 08, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    socalfitness said
    JPtheBITCH said
    HndsmKansan saidHe did a great job and will be missed. Definitely part of "journalism royalty" in this country!

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    Yes, that's exactly the kind of blather we'll be hearing for a week, I'll bet.

    HndsmKansan - Even if you are in general agreement with some here, if you deviate at all, you will be subjected to their scorn. My suggestion to avoid any future transgressions is to not post any original thoughts. Make sure anything you say is consistent with Huff Post, Kos, MediaMatters, and the like. Just a friendly suggestion so you are not chastised in the future. icon_lol.gif

    John, your condescending act is really getting tiresome.

    Just trying to help poor HndsmKansan. He may be a loyal footsoldier, but deviations cannot be tolerated. Die Demokratische Partei and its Zentralkomitee have strict rules.

    ADDED: As far as condescension goes remember yesterday how I cannot understand how normal people think? When it comes to condescension, it certainly is easier to give than to receive, eh?
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    Apr 08, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    Like many of the VERY old news journalists that were active until the end, he seemed more trustworthy. And if he allowed his personal bias to come through, for some reason I never took offense. Seemed like Wallace always spoke from the heart/gut. Didn't play it safe, but never antagonized (spelling?) his readers/viewers.

    I enjoyed him. (And normally most geezers annoy me.)
    RIP Mr Wallace. You actually served the public well.
    You will be missed. icon_sad.gif

    Tristan
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    Apr 08, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    A good long productive life to make it 93 years and work almost to the end.
  • fmrhugger

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    Apr 08, 2012 11:53 PM GMT
    Mike Wallace belonged to that lost generation that also gave gave us great politicians and statesmen.

    Now we have primped models reading news copy, and politicians that have successfully gridlocked the country into a third-world footnote.

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    Apr 08, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    fmrhugger saidMike Wallace belonged to that lost generation that also gave gave us great politicians and statesmen.

    Now we have primped models reading news copy, and politicians that have successfully gridlocked the country into a third-world footnote.



    Pessimistic, but essentially true.
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    Apr 09, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    God, I remember when about 1980 it was 60 Minutes finished first every week. I ususally watched it and certainly was creme de la creme of journalism. Was shocked when Charles Osgood mentioned it at the end of Sunday Morning today.
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
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    Apr 09, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    beneful1 saidWonder what he died from icon_eek.gif


    Bein old!
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    Apr 09, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/08/us/obit-mike-wallace/index.html?hpt=hp_c2
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    Apr 09, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    Some of the few deaths in the media that actually have an effect on me are those of familiar hard working journalist who were around when news was still new and News! Not going to light a candle, but this does bum me out. RIP Mike Wallace.
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Given the attitude of the time, I felt like Wallace tried to remain pretty objective. I'm watching the aforementioned documentary and laughing at Gore Vidal cutting this sanctimonious closet-princess Albert Goldman from Columbia U. to ribbons. He describes the US as "the joke of the world" due to our hypocritical attitude towards sex. Meanwhile I see Goldman had a daughter out of wedlock.

    Interestingly in the article in The Atlantic in which I found it, Mike's son Chris challenges Rick Sanctimonious on his anti-gay views, on Fox News no less.