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Newsbusters: Our Noel Sheppard Passed Away
Newsbusters ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 03/29/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT by kristinn

Our Noel Sheppard passed away yesterday (Friday) morning at about 5:00 AM. Say a prayer for the soul of a man we'll all miss professionally, and many, many of us will miss personally as well. Noel was not just a force of nature, he was a very good man.

How quickly this all happened. Just two months ago, Noel wrote about suddenly getting cancer at 53 called "Cancer's Ray of Hope." Nine days ago, he wrote us and said he was interested in writing about his "progress" -- and he put "progress" in quotes. We were all wishing for better news, and really couldn't imagine this was a battle that would end this way.

Noel joined us and was introduced to us by Matt Sheffield at the founding of NewsBusters in 2005, and he became our Associate Editor. It must be said that no blogger here was more prolific and more popular. We'll have more to say in the coming days.

Requiescat in pace.


TOPICS: Announcements; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; mrc; newsbusters; noelsheppard; obituary; sheppard
Sad news. Condolences to his family and our FRiends at Newsbusters/Media Research Center
1 posted on 03/29/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Agree completely. Prayers for the family.


2 posted on 03/29/2014 8:29:11 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: kristinn

Sad news


3 posted on 03/29/2014 8:31:02 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: kristinn

Sorry to hear this. Hate to loose good people. Hate to see anyone lose battles in life, in particular the final one.

Condolences to family, friends, and associates.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 8:32:08 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: kristinn

Prayers for him and his family. A good man.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 8:32:47 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn

Shame


6 posted on 03/29/2014 8:33:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: kristinn

Oh no. RIP - prayers up for his family.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kristinn

That was fast.
RIP


8 posted on 03/29/2014 8:36:22 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: kristinn

Wow. Two months?
So sad.


9 posted on 03/29/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT by griswold3 ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".)
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To: kristinn

I’m so sorry to hear this…..

May he rest in eternal peace.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: kristinn

Very sad news. R.I.P. Noel Sheppard.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 8:40:50 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: kristinn

Agreed


12 posted on 03/29/2014 8:44:36 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: kristinn

So shocked!
Brian Sussman would have him as a regular on the morning show on KSFO.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 8:47:49 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: kristinn

A great loss. It happened so soon, too. Horrible!


14 posted on 03/29/2014 9:00:53 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: kristinn

Sheppard was a rare man; a conservative journalist. He will be missed.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 9:02:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kristinn

RIP


16 posted on 03/29/2014 9:03:56 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DoughtyOne

Everybody will die on this mortal coil (that’s why it’s called mortal). Many with less warning of the probable day. God could call your soul tonight. Were you at least trying to invest your life in a saving God? That’s the only way anyone can leave his sin behind.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 9:08:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kristinn

Sorry to hear of Noel’s passing at such a young age.

Condolences to his family and colleagues and patriots at heart.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 9:09:01 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: kristinn

A well loved lady at church passed away from cancer only 43 days after being diagnosed.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kristinn

Sorry to hear this. Prayers up.

Noel was one of the good guys.

To our brethren at Newsbusters/MRC, keep fighting the good fight.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 9:24:33 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: kristinn

RIP.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 9:26:21 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kristinn

Cancer is wicked.
My prayers for his sweet soul and his grieving family.
Lord, hear our prayers.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 10:18:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: kristinn
Condolences to his family and his colleagues .
His thoughts and voice will be missed .
Prayers offered up .
23 posted on 03/29/2014 10:28:02 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: kristinn
RIP Mr. Sheppard.

5.56mm

24 posted on 03/29/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kristinn
One more thing, and you would probably know, was Noel a FReeper?

5.56mm

25 posted on 03/29/2014 10:29:43 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: kristinn

Sadness indeed..such a good man I was hoping for a miracle..RIP Noel you are now with the angels in heaven


26 posted on 03/29/2014 10:46:41 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: kristinn

Wow. So sad, so young. And so many of his Newsbusters articles posted here over the years.

May his soul be greeted by his Lord and his family find comfort at this very sad time.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree with you. No, I don’t spend enough time investing in God. It’s a question worthy of thought isn’t it.

Thanks HTR.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 11:02:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: kristinn

Did not know him personally but he was very helpful to the mini-drudges of the world. He would always give a HatTip to info found by Freepers and helped me get some stories up the chain (to Malkin then to Drudge)

RIP Noel!


29 posted on 03/29/2014 11:18:12 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: M Kehoe
"One more thing, and you would probably know, was Noel a FReeper?"

So many stories mentioned FR. Would be surprised if he was not a member.

30 posted on 03/29/2014 11:19:18 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: kristinn

Prayers for his family and loved ones....


31 posted on 03/29/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (Save Your Country , Fire A Democrat - freeper molso209)
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To: Responsibility2nd

To that I’d add: He was a rare man, a journalist.

Our definition stands.


32 posted on 03/29/2014 11:56:23 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: kristinn
It was a pleasure reading his reporting on the Internet. I will miss his crisp, concise ways. His wit was fantastic. He will be missed. May he be greeted at the gates of heaven with happiness.
33 posted on 03/29/2014 2:54:42 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: kristinn

Lord Jesus Christ, rest the soul of Thy servant Noel with the saints and comfort his friends and his family.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


34 posted on 03/29/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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To: kristinn
One of the good guys for sure. Prayers for family and friends. ...he'll be missed.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 3:17:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: kristinn
RIP Noel Sheppard.

This is the Shep I wish Fox News had hired.

You fought the good fight, bro. We'll pick up your sword and carry on.

36 posted on 03/30/2014 7:31:49 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: kristinn

RIP


37 posted on 03/31/2014 7:01:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: kristinn

RIP, Mr. Sheppard.


38 posted on 03/31/2014 2:28:40 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TexasCajun

So sad. It’s hard to lose one of the good guys.

Condolences to those who loved him.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 2:35:55 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: kristinn

One of the few names that I thought of when I thought of Newsbusters. What a terrible shame.


40 posted on 03/31/2014 2:36:52 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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41 posted on 03/31/2014 7:52:00 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: kristinn

He passed on far too quickly and far too young. Deepest condolences to his family and friends.


42 posted on 03/31/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

Saying prayers and offering condolences to the family.

RIP Noel Sheppard.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 7:57:33 PM PDT by JustAmy (Check out Cruz Control!)
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To: Tired of Taxes

Thanks for the ping.

He was too young and I was astonished at the short time he had after diagnosis.

.


44 posted on 03/31/2014 8:09:24 PM PDT by Mears
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To: kristinn

sorry to hear this. i pray that our Lord prepared him for this day. my condolences and prayers for his family, wife and children.


45 posted on 03/31/2014 8:37:12 PM PDT by dadfly
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