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David Brinkley Dead
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Posted on 06/12/2003 6:49:07 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed

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1 posted on 06/12/2003 6:49:07 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed
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To: Admin Moderator
Please add to Breaking news.
2 posted on 06/12/2003 6:49:43 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed
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To: Beelzebubba
Say good night, David..
3 posted on 06/12/2003 6:51:19 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Beelzebubba
A major loss. Prayers up for his family.
4 posted on 06/12/2003 6:51:51 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: Beelzebubba

Aw, shoot.

A great loss. May he Rest in Peace.

Be Seeing You,

Chris

5 posted on 06/12/2003 6:51:58 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi has returned! Tanned, rested, and ready.....)
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To: RightOnline
Sad news.
6 posted on 06/12/2003 6:53:07 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Beelzebubba
Very sad.
I seem to recall a recent news story that mentioned he was totally bedridden.

RIP, Mr. Brinkley.

7 posted on 06/12/2003 6:53:15 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Beelzebubba
Brinkley--who has a long and distinguished history of television news--was part of the famous Hunley & Brinkley Report during the 1960's. He also had a distinguished second career at ABC with This Week with David Brinkley for many years, too.

Despite his political leanings he will be missed. =(

8 posted on 06/12/2003 6:53:18 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: Beelzebubba
Rest in peace, David.
9 posted on 06/12/2003 6:53:20 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Beelzebubba
I remember watching the Huntley-Brinkley Report in the late 50's and 60's. I think David Brinkley was the one who started what evolved into This Week on ABC, but Huntley-Brinkley were originally on NBC.
10 posted on 06/12/2003 6:53:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RightOnline
I believe he was from North Carolina, BTW.
11 posted on 06/12/2003 6:54:04 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Beelzebubba
Can anyone supply his comments about Clinton he made at the 1996 convention? Golden.
12 posted on 06/12/2003 6:54:41 AM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: Beelzebubba

May God be merciful and lift up David to the Light of His countenance, and may perpetual Light shine upon him.

13 posted on 06/12/2003 6:54:52 AM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: Beelzebubba
From Election Night 1996 -

Brinkley: "I wish to say that we all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection. More goddamn nonsense."

Peter Jennings: "You can't say that on the air, Mr. Brinkley."

Brinkley: "Well, I'm not on the air."

Jennings: "David, we are on the air."

Brinkley: "Too bad. I told you I was leaving."

14 posted on 06/12/2003 6:54:58 AM PDT by shadowman99
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To: Beelzebubba
Wasn't it Brinkley who said, thinking that his microphone had been turned off, after Clinton was re-elected, "Oh no, not four more years of this nonsense"?
15 posted on 06/12/2003 6:56:48 AM PDT by kidd
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To: RayChuang88
Despite his political leanings he will be missed.

Brinkley had no use for Clinton.

16 posted on 06/12/2003 6:58:12 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Soddom has left the bunker.)
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To: RayChuang88
Despite his political leanings he will be missed.

He may not have agreed with conservatives, but you would have never known it from his reporting on This Week.

He was one of the few major news guys to condemn Bill Clinton during the impeachment hearings.

17 posted on 06/12/2003 6:58:13 AM PDT by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: shadowman99
lol, thanks for that.
18 posted on 06/12/2003 6:58:34 AM PDT by Registered ("Status Quo" is Latin for "the mess we're in")
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To: Beelzebubba
At least we've still got Walter Cronkite. {/snide comment}
19 posted on 06/12/2003 6:58:39 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (Damn it Jim, I'm a Conservative, NOT a Republican!)
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To: Constitution Day
From Wilmington I believe
20 posted on 06/12/2003 6:59:27 AM PDT by jern
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To: Petronski
"We all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches, full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection plus more goddamn nonsense."

ABC'S DAVID BRINKLEY, commenting on Clinton's postmidnight acceptance speech
21 posted on 06/12/2003 6:59:53 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Beelzebubba
Where was Hillary at the time of death? She's big on payback, and she better have a good alibi.
22 posted on 06/12/2003 6:59:54 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: section9

23 posted on 06/12/2003 6:59:59 AM PDT by ewing
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To: DoctorMichael

The secret of Walter's Longevity?


24 posted on 06/12/2003 7:00:12 AM PDT by Registered ("Status Quo" is Latin for "the mess we're in")
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To: Beelzebubba
R.I.P David Brinkley
25 posted on 06/12/2003 7:00:15 AM PDT by Search4Truth ("Absence of proof, is not proof of absence - Carl Sagan")
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To: shadowman99
That's classic material. RIP David.
26 posted on 06/12/2003 7:00:37 AM PDT by Pyro7480 (+ Vive Jesus! (Live Jesus!) +)
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To: jern
Ah yes, you are right.
27 posted on 06/12/2003 7:00:51 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: RayChuang88
Despite his political leanings he will be missed. =(

What are you talking about? Dont rememember if it was a political convention or election night but on one of Brinkley's last on air events he thought his mike was off and he did a late night tirade on Clinton being a liar that made it on air.

Maybe he wasnt a conservative ideologue but he was far from being liberal. He was very much centrist in his views. If you find that hard to believe, then perhaps its you that are a wee bit extreme.

28 posted on 06/12/2003 7:00:51 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: Beelzebubba
MSNBC is reporting on this now
29 posted on 06/12/2003 7:01:06 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: RayChuang88
"Despite his political leanings he will be missed. =("

Yeah, when a journalist of his caliber argued, it was imbued with fact and attempted to elicit debate. The left journos out here now are just shills.


30 posted on 06/12/2003 7:01:20 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Using pretentious arcane words to buttress your argument means you don't have one)
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To: Petronski
I found this, though:

Yesterday's (Election Night 1996) CyberAlert reported how at the end of ABC's election night broadcast David Brinkley noted the creativity of his ABC colleagues, and then charged that "Bill Clinton has none of it. He has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore he is a bore and will always be a bore." I also predicted that his remarks would become big news as the journalistic community cringed at the anti-Clinton remarks.

Well, Thursday's newspapers brought plenty of stories and a remark earlier election night that didn't air on ABC's Washington affiliate. Just after Clinton finished his speech, at about 12:30am ET, this exchange occurred, as printed in the November 7 Dallas Morning News. (Rush Limbaugh on Thursday also played a tape of Brinkley's comments.)
Brinkley: "I wish to say that we all look forward with great pleasure to four years of wonderful, inspiring speeches full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection. More goddamn nonsense."
Peter Jennings: "You can't say that on the air, Mr. Brinkley."
Brinkley: "Well, I'm not on the air."
Jennings: "David, we are on the air."
Brinkley: "Too bad. I told you I was leaving."
31 posted on 06/12/2003 7:01:32 AM PDT by sam_paine
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To: Beelzebubba
Brinkley's sister, Mary Driscoll, worked as a secretary for Sen. Joe McCarthy.

Michael M. Bates: My Side of the Swamp

32 posted on 06/12/2003 7:01:36 AM PDT by mikeb704
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To: Constitution Day
From Wilmington, NC
33 posted on 06/12/2003 7:02:38 AM PDT by dwilli
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To: Beelzebubba
David, you were right: "Four more years of goddamned nonsense..." Indeed.

It's been real. Say hello to Chet when you see him.

Good night, David.

34 posted on 06/12/2003 7:03:30 AM PDT by mhking
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To: dwilli
Thanks.
35 posted on 06/12/2003 7:03:31 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: sam_paine
Rush played that clip all day after Brinkley said it late election night, it was hilarious..David was finally saying what everyone was thinking on air!
36 posted on 06/12/2003 7:04:00 AM PDT by ewing
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To: TomGuy; sam_paine
That's the quote, election night 96. LOL
37 posted on 06/12/2003 7:04:34 AM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: ewing
Who finally figured out he was dead: the guy always looked sickly....
38 posted on 06/12/2003 7:05:20 AM PDT by Nick Thimmesch
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To: RayChuang88
I'm still not sure what his leanings were. He was a heck of a journalist.
39 posted on 06/12/2003 7:07:12 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: shadowman99
LOL!!!! That's priceless! Man, ABC went downhill when Brinkley left.
40 posted on 06/12/2003 7:08:40 AM PDT by al_c
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To: Beelzebubba
The last class act ABC had.
41 posted on 06/12/2003 7:08:50 AM PDT by rvoitier (There's too many ALs in this world: Al Qaeda Al Jezeera Al Gore Al Sharpton Al Franken)
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To: Beelzebubba
David wasn't looking too hale and healthy.

But G-d Bless, David....

42 posted on 06/12/2003 7:09:16 AM PDT by Lazamataz (POLICE TAGLINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE TAGLINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE TAGLINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE TAGLINE D)
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To: Beelzebubba
Back in the Nixon era I worked as a page/intern for both NBC and ABC. I remember Mr. Brinkley as a man of charm and wit. He could be taciturn at times but he was never sour or mean-spirited. Being in the same room with him and Eric Severide, Walter Cronkite and John Chancellor as well as several other 'old guard' commentators as they talked shop and shared stories was a very educational experience. Sad that he is gone but what a life he lived!

Good night 'Wrinkley', I'll have a scotch for you tonight.
43 posted on 06/12/2003 7:10:39 AM PDT by Lee Heggy (Jealousy-The theory that some other fellow has just as little taste.)
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To: Beelzebubba
He called Clinton "a bore" on election night. He apologized for it later.
44 posted on 06/12/2003 7:10:46 AM PDT by Nebullis
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To: Beelzebubba
"Goodnight, David"
45 posted on 06/12/2003 7:11:53 AM PDT by TomServo (Free Illbay!!)
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To: Constitution Day
When I would see him in the street, 1995 or so, he was able to walk only with great hesitation.
46 posted on 06/12/2003 7:12:33 AM PDT by John Beresford Tipton
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To: mhking
The nonsense is still going on..we are not hitting 8 years of this goddamn garbage...
47 posted on 06/12/2003 7:12:56 AM PDT by alisasny
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To: Nick Thimmesch
Maybe he was, so what? He was a heck of a newsman.
48 posted on 06/12/2003 7:13:10 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: Lee Heggy
Make that a double, of the 20 year old variety..
49 posted on 06/12/2003 7:14:22 AM PDT by ewing
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To: Beelzebubba
Captain PBear and I always watched "This Week with David Brinkley", it was 'must see TV'. Alas and alack, no more. We'll miss you David, time to sign off...
50 posted on 06/12/2003 7:15:11 AM PDT by pbear8 ( sed libera nos a malo)
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