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Ex-Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley dead at 63
Washington Times ^ | 1-8-2011

Posted on 01/08/2012 12:07:45 PM PST by Dysart

Tony Blankely, a noted conservative author and commentator and former editorial page editor of The Washington Times, died Sunday morning, according to family sources. He was 63 and had been battling stomach cancer.

Mr. Blankley was an executive vice president of the Edelman public-relations firm in Washington, a visiting senior fellow in national-security communications at the Heritage Foundation, a syndicated newspaper columnist and an on-air political commentator for CNN, NBC and NPR.

He was also a regular weekly guest on “The McLaughlin Group.”

Mr. Blankley was editorial page editor of The Times from 2002 to 2007, and from 1990 to 1997 he served as press secretary and general adviser to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

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1 posted on 01/08/2012 12:07:55 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Damn, too young. I always liked Tony.


2 posted on 01/08/2012 12:09:12 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Dysart

RIP Mr. Blankley


3 posted on 01/08/2012 12:09:26 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: Dysart

R.I.P. He was a good man.


4 posted on 01/08/2012 12:09:40 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Dysart
He could be heard on WLS-AM with Don and Roma. Always a reasonable and clean thinker.

Very sad.

5 posted on 01/08/2012 12:09:58 PM PST by Paul46360
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To: Dysart

Oh my God! I’m so sorry to hear that! My prayers are with him. How sad that a good man is gone.


6 posted on 01/08/2012 12:10:16 PM PST by pattyvita
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To: Dysart

Very sad.


7 posted on 01/08/2012 12:10:25 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Dysart

So sorry to hear this...


8 posted on 01/08/2012 12:11:23 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: Dysart

RIP Mr. Blankley. You were a great force in the conservative movement and you will be sorely missed.


9 posted on 01/08/2012 12:11:23 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Dysart

God be with his family. He was one of the good guys and is now enjoying heaven


10 posted on 01/08/2012 12:13:03 PM PST by Linda Frances
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To: Dysart

Rest in peace Mr. Blankley


11 posted on 01/08/2012 12:13:13 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Dysart

I used to like him on McLaughlin Group. he used to give Eleanor Clift hell. Sorry to see him pass. I think Tony Snow also was taken by stomach cancer. Sad.


12 posted on 01/08/2012 12:14:07 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: Bernard Marx

RIP Mr. Blankley. You were a great force in the conservative movement and you will be sorely missed.

....AMEN, you will be missed Tony, much like Tony Snow is missed...
RIP good and faithful fellow,

EI

ymmv


13 posted on 01/08/2012 12:14:34 PM PST by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: Dysart

bookmark


14 posted on 01/08/2012 12:14:59 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Dysart

RIP, Mr. Blankley. You will be missed.


15 posted on 01/08/2012 12:15:13 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Dysart

So sad. RIP Mr. Blankley.


16 posted on 01/08/2012 12:15:43 PM PST by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: Bernard Marx

I am saddened. He was a gentleman and a scholar. I loved his work. He always made a cogent, well-reasoned argument without resorting to sarcasm or personal attacks. Time will not diminish the glory of his deeds.


17 posted on 01/08/2012 12:16:19 PM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Dysart

18 posted on 01/08/2012 12:16:53 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: y'all

19 posted on 01/08/2012 12:16:53 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Dysart
Nice guy and mighty bright.

Also played Rod Steiger's son in Humphrey Bogart's last picture.

Really. He was a child actor.

20 posted on 01/08/2012 12:16:58 PM PST by x
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To: Dysart

RIP.


21 posted on 01/08/2012 12:16:58 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Liberty Valance

Another book for me to read. Thanks.


22 posted on 01/08/2012 12:17:36 PM PST by Dysart (#Changeitback)
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To: Dysart
I really liked Tony he always seemed to have a smile on his face.. RIP Tony!!!!Prayers for his family!!
23 posted on 01/08/2012 12:19:14 PM PST by PLD
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To: Dysart

Sad to hear. RIP.


24 posted on 01/08/2012 12:19:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: x

Wow was he the kid in Lassie?


25 posted on 01/08/2012 12:19:49 PM PST by classified
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To: elvis-lives
I think Tony Snow also was taken by stomach cancer.

Tony Snow had colon cancer -- the silent killer with rarely any symptoms until it's too late.

God bless you, Mr. Blankly. You were one of the good guys.

26 posted on 01/08/2012 12:20:01 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: gorush

>>Damn, too young. I always liked Tony.<<

I agree. He was sharp as a whip, had a great sense of humor and knew how to separate analysis from personal opinion.

Only a few years older than me — jeeze.

Prayers for the family.


27 posted on 01/08/2012 12:21:17 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Dysart

Good man, too young. God bless Tony and his family.


28 posted on 01/08/2012 12:22:26 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Dysart

I’m going to miss Tony. He was one of the few columnist and commentators today who actually made sense.

I was really worried when I saw how much he lost weight in his last few TV appearances.

I suspected he was battling cancer. I was right.


29 posted on 01/08/2012 12:23:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Dysart; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ..

R.I.P., Mr. Blankley.

PING!


30 posted on 01/08/2012 12:24:06 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: classified

No. That was Jon Provost


31 posted on 01/08/2012 12:24:49 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Dysart

Guys who died before their time and whom I really miss:

Tony Blankley
Tony Snow
Eric Breindel
Lee Atwater


32 posted on 01/08/2012 12:25:47 PM PST by Salvey
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To: Dysart

Some time ago I saw an article from Tony and remarked that I hadn’t seen anything from his remarkable mind recently.

He was a happy warrior for the conservative cause and never stooped to ad hominem attacks.

Like Tony Snow he may be followed as a model but cannot be replaced.


33 posted on 01/08/2012 12:25:53 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: classified
Wow was he the kid in Lassie?

The obits say he was on Lassie. I don't know if he was the kid -- also on Sky King, Highway Patrol, Make Room for Daddy.

But there are only three entries for him on imdb: Highway Patrol, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and the movie, The Harder They Fall. Maybe imdb isn't so good with early television credits.

34 posted on 01/08/2012 12:28:56 PM PST by x
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To: Dysart

RIP Tony and prayers for your family.


35 posted on 01/08/2012 12:31:02 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Dysart

Blankley is a Big Loss, one of the intelligent ones. RIP.


36 posted on 01/08/2012 12:32:21 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Dysart

Rest in peace, Tony.


37 posted on 01/08/2012 12:34:44 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: Dysart

What a shame. I always liked Tony. RIP


38 posted on 01/08/2012 12:35:44 PM PST by peggybac
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To: Dysart

Rest In Peace


39 posted on 01/08/2012 12:41:48 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Dysart
I always liked him. Last I heard of him was a few weeks back; he had a piece on Newt's run.

RIP.

40 posted on 01/08/2012 12:48:20 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: Dysart

Going to miss him. My sincere sympathies to his family.


41 posted on 01/08/2012 12:50:59 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Dysart

I saw him as a commentator on television many times. He was excellent. This is truly a sad loss. He worked under Newt Gingrich for many years and wrote these recent endorsements of Newt for president:

BLANKLEY: Newt’s past and future leadership:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2823162/posts

Tony Blankley: Gingrich would be the most conservative president since Reagan:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2812615/posts


42 posted on 01/08/2012 12:54:56 PM PST by JediJones
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To: Liberty Valance; Dysart
What an appropriate question as a book title in this Year 2012--a year which may determine the future of a nation, whose documents of liberty were formed by remarkable men whose core beliefs about the Source of life, liberty and rights allowed many generations to enjoy the "pursuit of happiness" for over 200 years.

Blankley understood that "other" ideas threaten future generations, and their ability to enjoy the "Blessings of Liberty" to which they were entitled by their Constitution.

Sadly, the so-called "progressives," in their arrogance and thirst for power, have censured the founding ideas from textbooks in order to replace the concept of people-over-government with a counterfeit government-over-people idea which will assure tyranny and oppression for future citizens.

43 posted on 01/08/2012 12:55:00 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: Dysart

RIP. I am sorry. I saw him on tv recently and did not recognize him, he had lost so much weight.


44 posted on 01/08/2012 12:56:04 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Dysart
RIP.

In other news, Paul Begala is still breathing air Hugo Chavez could be breathing.

45 posted on 01/08/2012 12:56:57 PM PST by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Dysart

so sad to hear this...


46 posted on 01/08/2012 12:58:45 PM PST by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. Sam the Eagle for POTUS 2012!)
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To: Dysart

Tony was a good man. Sorry to hear he is gone.


47 posted on 01/08/2012 12:59:54 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Dysart

Oh no, am really sorry to hear this. I have wondered off and on about his absence from the political scene over the past year or so. I always enjoyed his commentary on the McLaughlin Group. He was a one-of-a-kind, thoughtful deep thinker with firm conservative American principles.

Rest in peace, Tony, and thank you for all you did for America. May the Lord comfort your loved ones.


48 posted on 01/08/2012 1:00:28 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: Dysart

Darn shame. I was wondering why I hadn’t read anything from him recently or seen him on TV. I met him when I interned in DC and he seemed like a nice guy. RIP


49 posted on 01/08/2012 1:05:40 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Dysart

So sad to hear that. I will miss Tony Blankley’s clear thinking and his cutting through the clutter right to the key underlying dynamics, points and principles. I always sought out his columns because I would almost always come away with clearer insight into the issue at hand.


50 posted on 01/08/2012 1:08:08 PM PST by SFConservative
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