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Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Pioneer
The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2012, 10:29 am | BRIAN STELTER

Posted on 04/08/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by tje

Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who confronted leaders and liars for the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” for four decades, has died, CBS News said. He was 94.

His death was announced on CBS by the anchor of its Sunday morning program, Charles Osgood. The network did not immediately specify when or where he died. Mr. Wallace had been ill for several years.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: banglist; cbsnews; chriswallace; mikewallace; obit; rip; tribute
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1 posted on 04/08/2012 7:42:58 AM PDT by tje
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First thread here

Second thread has more info, and is not a duplicate.

2 posted on 04/08/2012 7:46:03 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1174 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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That’s why Brit Hume filled in for the Sunday show.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 7:47:33 AM PDT by paltz
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94 is a heck of run. RIP, Mr. Wallace.


4 posted on 04/08/2012 7:47:46 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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“If you saw that American Soldiers were walking into an ambush, would you warn them, Mr. Wallace?”

“No.”


5 posted on 04/08/2012 7:59:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tje

60 Minutes was the premier news magazine, back in the day when we had journalists, not propagandists.

One of my favorite Wallace interviews was with a convicted car thief who had been hired to advise manufacturers on ways to improve security systems for vehicles. These companies came up with their best security systems, but time and again the thief was still able to break into the cars, pop the ignitions and drive odd with little difficulty.

So Wallace asked the convict, “what can I do to prevent you from stealing my car?” The thief replied. “don’t buy one.”

Rest in peace, Mr. Wallace.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 8:03:24 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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propagandist who set a car on fire to fake a story and smeared a US Armey General, and helped cause millions of deaths in Viet Nam with his lies


7 posted on 04/08/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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I had no idea he was still alive.

RIP just the same.

8 posted on 04/08/2012 8:08:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who confronted leaders and liars for the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” for four decades, has died,

HA! As long as those lying leaders had an "R" next to their names.

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.

Oh. Sorry. Too soon to go insulting pigs?

9 posted on 04/08/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Good riddance


10 posted on 04/08/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT by Diggity
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“If you saw that American Soldiers were walking into an ambush, would you warn them, Mr. Wallace?”

“No.”

That reply by Wallace was made during the Vietnam War?

11 posted on 04/08/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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Bye.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (ual)
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My father served 1st Batt/7th Marines in Vietnam and was wounded badly near Chu Li, Operation Starlight.

Mike Wallace is dead.

Yeah, so's my father.

Everybody dies, but not everybody lives a life of honor, duty and fidelity to country.

It's the same when any of these toads die. It's like I'm driving by and see a dead animal on the side of the road. I say, " wow, that's too bad"....then I just drive on. This is EXACTLY like that as a matter of fact.

just driving off without even a millisecond of thought. Happy Easter, he is risen. Spread the GOOD word.

13 posted on 04/08/2012 8:25:07 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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RIP


14 posted on 04/08/2012 8:25:45 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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I remember....94 is a ripe old age. I hope he’s getting
his just rewards now.


15 posted on 04/08/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by Gaffer
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My condolences to the Wallace family and especially for Chris Wallace for losing his father.


16 posted on 04/08/2012 8:30:40 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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Cry me a river. I see some of the comments remember Wallace for what he was.


17 posted on 04/08/2012 8:32:11 AM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: TYVets

That was from a Ethics in media roundtable. Full of military types,media and religious people.
I remember it because there was a Vietnam war vet who lost both hands. They asked the military people if they would torture enemy soliders for info on the ambush. All the officers said no but the Vietnam Vet didnt even blink when he said “yeah”.
The vet had little love for the media. He also blasted Wallace and the other talking heads.


18 posted on 04/08/2012 8:43:29 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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Mike Wallace, ’60 Minutes’ Pioneer

Title as shown probably (and perhaps accurately) reflects the attitude of many towards the journalist.

Nonetheless, he has been commended into the Lord's hands now...

19 posted on 04/08/2012 8:46:58 AM PDT by mikrofon (May you RIP, Mr. Wallace)
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Wallace later changed his response later in that roundtable.


20 posted on 04/08/2012 8:50:25 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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