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Ebert: Cancer returns, taking 'leave of presence'
Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2013 | Associated Press staff

Posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:29 AM PDT by libstripper

CHICAGO (AP) — Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert said he's been diagnosed with cancer again and that he will scale back his prolific writing of movie reviews while undergoing radiation treatment.

(Excerpt) Read more at movies.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cancer; ebert; hollywood
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Although Ebert's a leftist POS, he's gone through pure hell with cancer and shown a lot of guts and class in fighting a particularly horrible, disfiguring form of the disease. As can be seen from this article, it looks like he's going to be in the hands of the Lord in a fairly short time. Each of us should say a brief prayer for him.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 6:59:29 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

The prognosis doesn’t look good at all. Prayers up and hopes that Mr. Ebert knows as much peace as is possible in the times ahead.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 7:06:52 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: libstripper

He’s been a real trooper. Sorry to hear this.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 7:09:50 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: DemforBush

Looks like a Siskel & Ebert reunion is in the works.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 7:13:54 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: libstripper

I know just the radiation treatment for him.


5 posted on 04/03/2013 7:14:34 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: libstripper

I’m sorry, but the contempt that liberals show people like me, and the outright war on liberties causes me to see them as enemies, not as fellow Americans.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 7:20:28 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: libstripper
He's a human being, a gifted film reviewer, and an example of great courage under extreme duress.

God bless him.

7 posted on 04/03/2013 7:24:23 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: libstripper
Ebert: Cancer returns, taking 'leave of presence'

Oh.

8 posted on 04/03/2013 7:35:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

How hard is it to be a film critic? Sounds like the easiest job in the world.


9 posted on 04/03/2013 7:36:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He’s a writer. Is writing the easiest job in the world?


10 posted on 04/03/2013 7:36:49 AM PDT by Borges
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To: libstripper

No sympathy from me.He’s a worthless Communist punk.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 7:37:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: dfwgator
I thought so, until I read his reviews, and compared them to others, like on IMDB.

He's very talented.

12 posted on 04/03/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
God bless him.

"God *save* him" would be more appropriate.

13 posted on 04/03/2013 7:39:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Oberon
Looks like a Siskel & Ebert reunion is in the works.

Depends on whether the Lord gives them "two thumbs up" or "two thumbs down".

14 posted on 04/03/2013 7:39:25 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Worthless? He’s contributed a lot to the film culture in the U.S.


15 posted on 04/03/2013 7:42:09 AM PDT by Borges
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
I thought so, until I read his reviews, and compared them to others, like on IMDB.

AKA the day job he should've stayed with, as opposed to using his notoriety to attack Sarah Palin, Tea Partiers, and conservatives in general.

16 posted on 04/03/2013 7:42:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: ScottinVA

That and producing such gems as “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.”


17 posted on 04/03/2013 7:44:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: libstripper
Each of us should say a brief prayer for him.

I have. I value his input on movies. Every film he puts down is the one I will see.

FMCDH(BITS)

18 posted on 04/03/2013 7:45:56 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nothingnew

So you must hate The Third Man, The Godfather, Citizen Kane, The Wild Bunch...


19 posted on 04/03/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
Worthless? He’s contributed a lot to the film culture in the U.S.

Yes, he wrote the screenplay for "Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens." (he really did)

Anyway, cancer sucks. I wish Mr. Ebert peace.

20 posted on 04/03/2013 7:47:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: libstripper

Bye


21 posted on 04/03/2013 7:54:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: libstripper

I wish him as much peace as possible before passing from this earth. I pray he uses his last moments to become right with The Lord. Have mercy on his soul.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 7:55:07 AM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: vpintheak

He’s pretty serious about his Catholicism from what I’ve heard.


23 posted on 04/03/2013 7:57:00 AM PDT by Borges
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To: libstripper

I totally disagree with him but I wish him the best. Only a very few of the worst monsters in history deserve what he’s going through; Ebert certainly doesn’t. Good luck to him.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 7:57:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: libstripper

Looking at a picture of him, his face all disfigured, brings nothing but sympathy for him. I cannot imagine going through life like that.

Regardless of his political views, I pray for his health and recovery.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 7:57:40 AM PDT by diamond6 (God is good.)
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To: libstripper
Ebert has said some truly foul things over the last few years that cannot be ignored even when weighing them against his slow and miserable decline from that horrible disease he's suffering from.

I can't say I wouldn't likewise be inconsolably bitter should the same thing happen to me, but I hope that I wouldn't make a spectacular ass out of myself that greatly mitigates any sympathy towards me like how I regard Roger Ebert right now.

So here's your prayer from me, Roger: 'Good luck with that thing you got'.

26 posted on 04/03/2013 8:05:19 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: libstripper

While I sympathize with his struggle, perhaps he’ll concentrate on getting well instead of loosing his lib dim rants on how the rest of us should live...good luck, Ebert.


27 posted on 04/03/2013 8:07:27 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Borges
Worthless? He’s contributed a lot to the film culture in the U.S.

Not exactly a glowing legacy. However, he has fought his disease with courage and dignity, and I wish him well...

28 posted on 04/03/2013 8:08:53 AM PDT by awelliott
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To: awelliott

How about if someone had contributed to the musical culture or the literary culture? Would that be better?


29 posted on 04/03/2013 8:17:23 AM PDT by Borges
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To: libstripper

yawn........ click on mouse... close screen... next news item....


30 posted on 04/03/2013 8:19:07 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

You’re all class.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 8:24:57 AM PDT by Borges
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To: diamond6

thanks for bringing a little class to Freerepublic. Many here seem to forget what it means. You abviouly take a break from the doom and gloom to live life with compasssion and joy.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 8:25:15 AM PDT by vikzilla
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To: Gay State Conservative
Classic appaluse from a Classic film.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 8:27:49 AM PDT by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: Borges
How about if someone had contributed to the musical culture or the literary culture? Would that be better?

That would obviously depend on the specifics of his contribution, i.e., whether it advanced our culture in a positive way. In other words, were he a piano virtuoso, yes; if he were a gangsta rapper, no....

34 posted on 04/03/2013 8:28:28 AM PDT by awelliott
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His contribution is scholarly. Introducing many little known film and national cinematic traditions to people who would not have otherwise known about them.


35 posted on 04/03/2013 8:29:53 AM PDT by Borges
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His contribution is scholarly. Introducing many little known film and national cinematic traditions to people who would not have otherwise known about them.

And in the process, he promoted both filth as well as some worthwhile work. While your mileage may vary, I'll take Michael Medved any day. Cheers....

36 posted on 04/03/2013 8:42:47 AM PDT by awelliott
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To: awelliott

Like what? One of his initial claims to fame was publicly objecting to slasher films. Medved doesn’t really have a sense of the medium.


37 posted on 04/03/2013 8:45:34 AM PDT by Borges
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Worthless? He’s contributed a lot to the film culture in the U.S.

Contributing to "film culture" is a *good* thing? I suspect that you'd disagree with me when I say that over the last 60+ years 99.9% of what's come out of Hollywood has been absolute garbage.

38 posted on 04/03/2013 9:07:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Gay State Conservative; ScottinVA

True


39 posted on 04/03/2013 9:09:10 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Gay State Conservative

You could say the same thing about books and music...and just about everything else. As Sturgeon’s Law states...85% of everything is crap. The point is to focus on the best.


40 posted on 04/03/2013 9:09:30 AM PDT by Borges
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Like what? One of his initial claims to fame was publicly objecting to slasher films. Medved doesn’t really have a sense of the medium.

I have neither the time nor the inclination to go into a blow-by-blow criticism of Ebert's career. However, his contributions were not solely of the scholarly variety. For example, his "work" with Russ Meyer was also among his initial claims to fame, and that pretty much sums it up with me in terms of the cultural argument. There's also the fawning encouragement of the disinformation campaigns of Michael Moore and algore.

Not being the artsy type, I'm not sure exactly what you mean by Medved not having a "sense of the medium", but that's fine. You obviously have a much more positive opinion of Ebert than I, but I assure you that I'll get over it, as I'm confident that my opinion of Ebert will cause you no lasting harm. Regards....

41 posted on 04/03/2013 9:23:36 AM PDT by awelliott
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In general, I like his reviews. His taste in films is very much like the average guys. He goes wrong only when he gets into politics. Very ideological. I once had an exchange with him about “Gods and Generals,” He refused to acknowledge that black slavery was not as totally black as he thought, that it was in the Tidewater no worse than the Russian serfdom portrayed in novels.


42 posted on 04/03/2013 9:24:41 AM PDT by RobbyS
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To: dfwgator

What percentage of movies that come out do you think are actually worth watching? Now think about all those other ones, and think about HAVING to watch them, and watch them closely enough to write a cohesive commentary on them. While it’s certainly not a physically demanding job, the emotional toll of having to watch every piece of crap Michael Bay spews out is epic. The Geneva convention wouldn’t allow you to do that to a POW.


43 posted on 04/03/2013 9:28:31 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: awelliott

Actually your take on Ebert has wounded me deeply. Just kidding.


44 posted on 04/03/2013 9:29:19 AM PDT by Borges
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To: libstripper

I am just happy that he is going away. However it happens is good with me. Now, if Pelosi and Reid would just get lost, I would be a very happy girl.


45 posted on 04/03/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: libstripper

Liberalism is a cancer on our great country. Since Ebert has chosen to help spread that cancer in his works and has been so vicious towards anyone who disagrees with him I see this as his own evil coming back to consume him.

His illness is a terrible one, but I can not shed a tear for the fact that he chose to be an enemy to the very things I hold dear makes him an enemy to me.

The only thing I can wish for him is that he goes quickly.

He will not be given sympathy from me.


46 posted on 04/03/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT by History Repeats (sic transit gloria mundi)
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Ok, I get your point here. Let me ask, do you believe that Dick Cheney contributed at least as much, or more, then Roger? It’s a false litmus test imho, the rabid left would love to see him suffer even more than he already hes (his heart issues).

The left dancing on the suffering and ultimate graves of those on our side of the aisle.

I won’t partake in any snark regarding this mans demise, but please, don’t chastise those who see him for the vile man he has become. His history is quite ugly.


47 posted on 04/03/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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You’re all class....

I’ve been told that. Oh and as far as Ebert. I’m a mirror to him. I’ll go ahead and respond to you.

http://www.conservativecrusader.com/articles/roger-ebert-calls-sarah-palin-hitler-says-america-is-at-fault-for-gz-mosque-troubles

http://www.debbieschlussel.com/6077/thumbs-down-roger-ebert-helps-a-terrorist/

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I just have nothing to really say about him. More worried about my buddies in Afghanistan and maybe Turkminestan. Same thing when any of these libs pass. I’ll worry as much as they do when a soldier or sailor is killed.... which really isn’t much now is it? He’s a Catholic I think. So I gather he can make himself right by the big guy upstairs and join Teddy K and the rest of the right thinking libs wherever they end up.

I suspect you’d want me to “pray for him”. I’ll let you do that for me.

The times I get on my knees and ask the man for guidance and hope, I”ll do it for someone I know, not some faceless public figure that means nothing to me. I really could care less if any or all the libs pass away. We’re all going to die and my praying for him would really be even more hypocritical than I am normally.

So I would compound a useless prayer, with the Lord knowing I don’t give a sh#t about him dying and saying I’m praying for him in order to give the appearance of benevolent Christianity and the facade of compassion for Ebert. When it matters more to me what the weather is outside, if friends are in harm’s way or if my family is safe and sound.... if there is rust on some outside sprinkler heads....in other words there are about a million other things that I care about than this fella.

I just wanted to put it on the thread as such. Kinda like if you can’t say nothing nice about someone...just ....click and go on by.


48 posted on 04/03/2013 9:57:27 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Of course he has. I wouldn’t cheer the death of anyone except rapists and murderers.


49 posted on 04/03/2013 10:02:46 AM PDT by Borges
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He’s a writer. Is writing the easiest job in the world?

Not if you're any good at it.

50 posted on 04/03/2013 10:06:09 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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