Skip to comments.Palin, Cruz Send Condolonces After Passing of 'Fighter for Truth' Noel Sheppard
Posted on 03/31/2014 3:06:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After the news that Noel Sheppard, the happy warrior who fiercely held the mainstream press to account at Newsbusters, lost his battle with cancer on Friday, those whose backs he always had paid tribute to him.
Sheppard was the the first writer to report, for instance, former MSNBC host Martin Bashir's despicable remarks against Palin in which Bashir said that someone should defecate and urinate in Palin's mouth. Palin, who had asked supporters to pray for Sheppard, always appreciated what he did for the conservative movement to keep the "lamestream media" a bit more honest. She called Sheppard a "fighter for truth who will be greatly missed."
"Our prayers are with Noel Sheppard's family," she wrote on Twitter.
Sen. Cruz (R-TX), who had been eviscerated by the mainstream press after he got to Congress, also tweeted the "sad news" and sent his "condolences to Noels friends, family, loved ones and the entire MRC team."(continued)
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R.I.P Mr Sheppard. Newsbusters is 10,000 times more credible than the lamestream press.
Whoa! Condolences to family and friends of Noel Sheppard. R.I.P., sir.
How quickly this all happened. Just two months ago, Noel wrote about suddenly getting cancer at 53 called Cancers 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 couldnt imagine this was a battle that would end this way, the post continued.
In late January, Sheppard began sharing in intimate detail about a health scare that had consumed his life. He was floored by an illness that seemed to appear out of nowhere. How does someone who doesnt smoke get lung cancer at 53? he asked in one of many messages he wrote on Twitter.
And this wrenching outpouring of self-awareness: I spent the next 24 hours crying and being very rude to everyone I came in contact with. I felt Id been cheated, ripped off by life. Ive been a good husband and I think the best father I could be. I eat healthier than anyone I know & workout harder than guys half my age. So why did I deserve this? What have I done wrong? So I got angry. And sullen. Stopped talking to people. Just snapped at them. Im ashamed of the way Ive behaved the past 24 hours. But I realize now I was accepting defeat before knowing who and what my opponent was. I know Ive got some tough days ahead, but Im bringing confident Noel with me, not the coward whos been crying for 24 hours.
Noel never intended to become a professional blogger once he began submitting pieces online. But just as America turned out to love reading blogs, Noel took to the new medium like a fish to water. Eventually, it became a full-time gig for him as he sold his financial planning business to pursue blogging full-time for us at NewsBusters as a mid-life career change.
It was a perfect combination. Noel loved attention and NewsBusters readers loved his work, making him by far the blogs most popular writer. Very frequently, he single-handly brought in half of the site traffic each month.
In an earlier time, Noel wouldve been an ace reporter or well-known editor, such was his talent for spotting the hot story and writing about it in an engaging way. He also had the rare ability to make dry subjects interesting.