Sunday, April 8, 2012

News Veteran Mike Wallace - R I P

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Veteran broadcast journalist Mike Wallace has died, according to CBS News. He was 93 years old and had been in declining health in recent years. A cause of death has not been released yet.

This morning, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer announced his death on the program.
Schieffer said Wallace died Saturday night at a care facility in New Haven, Conn., where he had lived in the past several years.

Our thoughts and our prayers go out to his family in their time of loss.


  1. Mike Wallace spanned an era between the dawn of TV news and today's incessant, politically colored 24/7 yammering. Not quite a Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Munrow, he could be legitimately criticized for his political ideology, but he remained essentially honest.

    But we can trace today's penchant for "gotcha" journalism directly through Wallace - imitation is not only flattery, but requires exaggeration.

    Perhaps, the best accolade is that Wallace is infinitely preferable to today's crop of Limbaugh, Beck, Maddow and Olbermann.

  2. Never liked the guy as a reporter. To outwardly liberal for me.

    1. I was never a big fan either. As Dave said, news started the slide with Uncle Walt and never got better. Still, his death is a loss to his family, and we should acknowledge that.


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