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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 ...


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RIP
1 posted on 04/08/2012 7:42:58 AM PDT by tje
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To: tje
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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To: tje

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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To: tje

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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To: tje

“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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To: tje

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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To: tje
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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To: tje
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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To: tje

Good riddance


10 posted on 04/08/2012 8:18:48 AM PDT by Diggity
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To: blueunicorn6
“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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To: tje

Bye.


12 posted on 04/08/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT by carriage_hill (ual)
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To: tje
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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To: tje

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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To: blueunicorn6

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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To: tje

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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To: tje

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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To: tje
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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To: blueunicorn6

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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To: DemforBush

A heck of a run undermining this great nation. I will never forgive this communist POS for stating in an open panel he would allow American soldiers to die to maintain his “objectivity of a journalist”

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/press/vanities/fallows.html

Rot in hell you traitorous scumbag


21 posted on 04/08/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: tje
It's possible Wallace had the longest run in the history of television, and he was Hispanic. Before he became a news reader and performer, he actually did some investigative journalism, taking point for the Left internal party revolt against Lyndon Johnson and then against Richard Nixon.

He lost his edge when the nation gradually returned to a two party system, between 1980 and 1994.

He was a left-wing Democrat, and defined "normalcy" with that worldview.

22 posted on 04/08/2012 8:53:52 AM PDT by Prospero
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To: tje

Just another dead Communist claiming to be a journalist.


23 posted on 04/08/2012 8:56:52 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: tje

RIP... I wonder if he found out Kenneth’s frequency yet?

LLS


24 posted on 04/08/2012 8:59:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: Dick Vomer; blueunicorn6; tje
just driving off without even a millisecond of thought.

He did get a few seconds from me. Just long enough to remind whoever is listening above that here was a man who told us he would sacrifice our family members and neighbors for his own gain.

He almost certainly did just that in a broader sense a la Fonda with his efforts during the conflict.

This is a particularly tough morning to consider forgiving such people.

25 posted on 04/08/2012 9:17:53 AM PDT by frog in a pot
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To: Yorlik803
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.

I was in my 20's when I started distrusting the media.

Wallace's remark may be one of the things that opened my eyes to the lies by the American press.

Do you know the year the year of this round table?

26 posted on 04/08/2012 9:18:53 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: slapshot

Now, now.
God loves Mike Wallace as much as He loves YOU. Pray that he recovered from his delusional state before meeting his Maker.
Besides, you never know until you get where you’re going, who stands where with God. It may be that the Lord is more disappointed in you than in Mike Wallace.
Plus if you unload on Mike, what have you got in reserve for Castro and Chavez? And Obama! :)


27 posted on 04/08/2012 9:21:01 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Romney, the pink slime of presidential politics.)
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To: Prospero
...and he was Hispanic.

Who cares? Why is that germane to anything?

28 posted on 04/08/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: TYVets

It was on PBS, mid 80’s, 1987 I think?


29 posted on 04/08/2012 9:50:48 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: tje

MW: “You advocate a kind of Ayn Rand selfishness...why do you rebel...?”
AR: “...Man must work for others—that is the role of a sacrificial object. I say that man shouldn’t give up
himself for the happiness of others.”
MW: “What’s wrong with loving your fellow man? Why is this
kind of love, in your mind, immoral? Isn’t the essence of love that it is above self-interest?”

Mike Wallace dies at 93; here he is back in ‘59 with Ayn Rand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ukJiBZ8_4k


30 posted on 04/08/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Prospero

“Wallace, whose family’s surname was originally Wallik,[1] was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, Frank and Zina (Sharfman) Wallace.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Wallace_%28journalist%29


31 posted on 04/08/2012 10:01:19 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Springman
Thank you for taking the time to post your reply.

My mistrust of the media started in the 1965 - 1969 era, well before the "No" answer.

32 posted on 04/08/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: tje

RIP!!!

I for one will let God judge him..I knew very little about Mike Wallace..


33 posted on 04/08/2012 10:30:13 AM PDT by PLD
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To: PLD

he was on 60 minutes nd therefore a bad man

QED


34 posted on 04/08/2012 10:32:20 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: blueunicorn6

BUMP.

I think he’s in a dark, fiery place about now


35 posted on 04/08/2012 10:50:03 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: tje

Wasn’t he the “interviewer” of David Frost when DF was going to interview Nixon after the latter had endured a few years of the silent treatment?

I recall Wallace so biased, rude to Frost, even at one point making fun of an advertiser’s revolutionary new product “Weed Eater”

“WEED EATER” a sarcastic Wallace repeated? Frost’s reply”: “It’s actually a very good product”

Bet Wallace’s low paid minority landscaper crews ever used weed eater to keep his lawn neat and trim?


36 posted on 04/08/2012 10:50:49 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Tawana Brawley, Anita Hill, King Rodney, OJ, Duke Lacrosse, Thugvon Martin. See a pattern?)
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To: TYVets

I remember Peter Jennings and others on a PBS roundtable discussion all agreeing on stuff like that. These “journalists” aren’t even human.


37 posted on 04/08/2012 10:57:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: blueunicorn6

But...but...but that is, after all, the highest form of (WARNING: OXYMORON ALERT!!!)
JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY!!!

Enjoy your stay in HELL, Mike! It WILL last more than “60 MINUTES.”

Say “Hey” to Hewitt if you see him. I suspect you won’t as he is doubtless in a much deeper level.


38 posted on 04/08/2012 11:08:32 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: Texas Eagle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGg_dpGhlf0

Yep....just a presstitute progressive punk that’s finally gone !

Yeah !


39 posted on 04/08/2012 11:50:54 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Gaffer
I remember....94 is a ripe old age. I hope he’s getting his just rewards now.

Are Jews allowed in Heaven?

40 posted on 04/08/2012 11:53:34 AM PDT by Misterioso ( The difference between stupidity and intelligence is that intelligence has its limits)
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To: GeronL

http://archive.mrc.org/mediawatch/1989/watch19890401.asp

Chronicles the roundtable.


41 posted on 04/08/2012 12:02:28 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: tje

f I had to choose between one more cookie and one more decade of Wallace living I could choose without hesitation.


42 posted on 04/08/2012 12:06:36 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: blueunicorn6
“If you saw that American Soldiers were walking into an ambush, would you warn them, Mr. Wallace?”

“No.”

Says it all for me, some things are unforgivable and that's one, a big one.

43 posted on 04/08/2012 12:15:17 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

bump


44 posted on 04/08/2012 12:22:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: The Cajun

That depends on who you identify as the enemy. Wallace gave an honest pressitute answer.

I can think of a few politicians I would not warn, but not one Soldier or Marine.


45 posted on 04/08/2012 12:23:02 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Anybody but Obama. He's just getting warmed up.)
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To: Misterioso

My sentiment towards him has nothing to do
with whatever religion he claimed to be.


46 posted on 04/08/2012 12:28:55 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tje

I can’t think of one good thing to say about him other than his demolishing Margaret Sanger in an interview over 50 years ago.

May God comfort his family.


47 posted on 04/08/2012 12:34:04 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: tje

48 posted on 04/08/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: mikrofon
"Nonetheless, he has been commended into the Lord's hands now..."

Here Lord, this is for You:

49 posted on 04/08/2012 12:43:23 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: raybbr
...and he was Hispanic.
Who cares? Why is that germane to anything?


"The g*dd@mned Germans got nuthin' to DO wid it!!!"

50 posted on 04/08/2012 12:48:59 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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