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Who Says There’s No Good News — ‘Bill Moyers Journal’ Is Finally Off the Air
big journalism ^ | 5/2/10 | Michael Walsh

Posted on 05/02/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by Nachum

Sad but true: Bill Moyers Journal has shuffled off the air and into the archives of PBS and the Paley Center for Media. From a story in the Columbia Journalism Review:

In 1948, when he was fourteen years old, Bill Moyers heard Lyndon Johnson give a rousing speech at a courthouse in Marshall, Texas. Without a megaphone or a loudspeaker, LBJ mesmerized the crowd. “I remember the sheer presence of the man,” Moyers has recalled. “And I thought, ‘That’s what power is. And this man is reaching this audience. And he’s got this audience. And he’s telling this audience something that’s very important.’ ” Years later, through a different medium—television—Moyers would achieve a similar kind of power, and he has yet to abuse it. Moyers’s conversational ease, his earnest delivery, his fierce intelligence—all of it has transformed him into our leading television intellectual, and a worthy successor to Edward R. Murrow.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bill; good; moyers; news
Buh byee
1 posted on 05/02/2010 7:34:11 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Don’t be too sure. Moyers retired once before....


2 posted on 05/02/2010 7:35:34 PM PDT by clintonh8r (If you make over $250K you aren't a "working family", but if you don't have a job, you are.)
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To: Nachum

Buh Bye to a vicious, evil leftist propagandist swine.


3 posted on 05/02/2010 7:36:06 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: FormerACLUmember

You forgot traitor


4 posted on 05/02/2010 7:37:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Nachum

Liar inspired by a liar.


5 posted on 05/02/2010 7:39:37 PM PDT by joelt
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To: clintonh8r

LOL. He’ll be 76 in June. We can hope the old bustard stays retired.


6 posted on 05/02/2010 7:40:00 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Nachum
‘That’s what power is. And this man is reaching this audience.

The liberal credo. It isn't about doing good or right for the people. It is about power. Liberalism is an easy way to buy power from the weak-minded.

7 posted on 05/02/2010 7:40:34 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
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To: Nachum

This is funny, I was just about doing a search for the article having been posted and here it is


8 posted on 05/02/2010 7:45:09 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Nachum
In 1948, when he was fourteen years old, Bill Moyers heard Lyndon Johnson give a rousing speech at a courthouse in Marshall, Texas

In 1958, my uncle from Texas came to visit us in Nebraska and told us that LBJ was the biggest crook in Texas. My uncle was smarter than Bill Moyers.

9 posted on 05/02/2010 7:45:35 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Nachum
Bill Moyers probably never let the facts about Lyndon Johnson enter his depraved mind.

Lyndon B. Johnson was a very evil man who promoted big government and was a Bible hating, do-good liberal. He was a liar for the leftist cause who never figured out that his Democrat party was the enemy of true freedom.

Bill Moyers is even further to the left and has had one job his entire adult life: Professional Liar.

Naturally, Bill Moyers loves liars and other leftist moral reprobates, for the cause.

10 posted on 05/02/2010 7:45:39 PM PDT by Old Landmarks (No fear of man, none!)
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To: Nachum

He was a hate-monger.


11 posted on 05/02/2010 7:45:49 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Nachum

Darn, at first glace I thought it said Bill Maher.


12 posted on 05/02/2010 7:47:02 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Nachum

Darn, at first glace I thought it said Bill Maher.


13 posted on 05/02/2010 7:47:02 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Nachum

Let the door hit you on the way out.


14 posted on 05/02/2010 7:47:21 PM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: FormerACLUmember

Wasn’t Moyers basically LBJ’s sock puppet?


15 posted on 05/02/2010 7:47:40 PM PDT by Borges
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To: FormerACLUmember

Yes. A really nasty b@st@rd.


16 posted on 05/02/2010 7:48:50 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Kaslin; Nachum

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2504664/posts


17 posted on 05/02/2010 7:48:51 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Borges

“Wasn’t Moyers basically LBJ’s sock puppet?”

More like LBJs’ streaked underwear puppet.


18 posted on 05/02/2010 7:49:04 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: Nachum

I watched the show, just so I could revel in the finality of it all. At the end, he did admit he had biases, as if it was some long-held secret that he was just now sharing with us. I laughed out load.

I also thought it was fitting that he had that loser Jim Hightower as his last guest. What a poster boy for liberal twerpism that guy is. Every Texan who ever proudly claimed that title has to cringe in embarrassment knowing they share it with a wimp like Hightower.


19 posted on 05/02/2010 7:53:00 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: Borges

Sock puppet? No, Butt Boy is more appropriate.


20 posted on 05/02/2010 7:53:43 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: Western Phil
You got that right.
How does a guy who only taught school for a couple of years and spent the rest of his adult life in congress amass the fortune his family had when he passed away.
Never been asked by the media!!!
What a great manager of money, except the country's.
Bramps
21 posted on 05/02/2010 8:09:37 PM PDT by bramps
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To: Nachum

Broken down old liberal. He and Daniel Schorr should share the same room at NPR’s retirement village for America haters.


22 posted on 05/02/2010 8:10:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Old Landmarks

Lyndon B. Johnson was a very evil man who promoted big government and was a Bible hating, do-good liberal. He was a liar for the leftist cause who never figured out that his Democrat party was the enemy of true freedom.

LBJ’s only endearing quality was his hatred for Bobby Kennedy.


23 posted on 05/02/2010 8:12:05 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Old Landmarks
Even has Moyers leaves, he gives voice to Michael Zweig, who says the American Dream will be accomplished by collectivist action (see second video from page linked above).

Such a thuggish, murder-inciting Commie, that Moyers!

HF

24 posted on 05/02/2010 8:17:26 PM PDT by holden
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To: Nachum
That's Moyers standing in the rear, on the right side:


25 posted on 05/02/2010 8:18:14 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Old Landmarks

lyndon johnson was the bill clinton prototype. coward and bully.


26 posted on 05/02/2010 8:22:03 PM PDT by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: Drango

Thanks, but the title I was searching for is the one in the thread. I had not even pulled up search and typed in the title. It was strange


27 posted on 05/02/2010 8:35:09 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Nachum

Let’s pray he joins Howard Zinn and Teddy Kennedy in a condo down in Hotville one day for his treason.


28 posted on 05/02/2010 8:57:32 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: Nachum
...Moyers would achieve a similar kind of power, and he has yet to abuse it. Moyers’s conversational ease, his earnest delivery, his fierce intelligence—all of it has transformed him into our leading television intellectual, and a worthy successor to Edward R. Murrow....

Worthy of a couple of barf alerts right there.
29 posted on 05/02/2010 9:00:05 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America.....)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Borges
“Wasn’t Moyers basically LBJ’s sock puppet?”

More like is love sock.
30 posted on 05/02/2010 9:02:32 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America.....)
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To: Nachum; All

Am I correct in recalling that the infamous daisy ad in the 1964 campaign was Moyers’ idea?


31 posted on 05/02/2010 9:09:07 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Nachum
Well, bye!!




32 posted on 05/02/2010 9:45:55 PM PDT by Bean Counter (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office -- Aesop)
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To: Nachum
“I remember the sheer presence of the man,” Moyers has recalled. “And I thought, ‘That’s what power is. And this man is reaching this audience. And he’s got this audience. And he’s telling this audience something that’s very important.’ ” Years later, through a different medium—television—Moyers would achieve a similar kind of power

Yes, except for the audience part.

33 posted on 05/02/2010 9:51:20 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: wac3rd

I’m a little out of the loop when it comes to Moyers. What exactly did he do to earn the enmity. A Press Secretary turned talk show host...


34 posted on 05/03/2010 6:41:58 AM PDT by Borges
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