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#1 CTFAN

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

Stunned. 60-Minutes just won't be the same without him.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:26 AM

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Known for his caustic questioning of guests, Wallace was a co-anchor of '60 Minutes' when the TV newsmagazine started in 1968 and was a mainstay of the program until he stepped down in 2006. He was the first CBS network correspondent to work beyond 65 in a medium dominated by young faces.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

Very sad. Another passing one who cannot be replaced in the current crop of lunatics. I enjoyed watching him on 60 Minutes. My grandmother adored him.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Old-school, tough-guy journalist. They don't make 'em like that any more.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Thanks Mr. Wallace for showing us how to ask tough questions and report a story. RIP
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Very sad. Another passing one who cannot be replaced in the current crop of lunatics. I enjoyed watching him on 60 Minutes. My grandmother adored him.

There are still some who ask tough questions, but not with the style and finesse of Wallace, unfortunately.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

You can't ask too many tough questions because the mother corporations that own these outlets won't let them because of legal departments and conflicts of interest within the assorted tentacles of the corporation. Hats off to guys like Wallace and props to 60 Minutes for hanging in there the best they can under the circumstances.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

What a long life he lived. May he RIP.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Mike Wallace set the Gold Standard for news and interviewing and was a reporter that I could never turn off. Rest in Peace Mr. Wallace and thank you for a job well done.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

One of the greats. If there's a TV-News Hall of Fame, he should certainly be in it.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:38 PM

I've been watching him my whole adult life.

60 minutes sure won't be the same without him.

Happy trails, Mike.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

His son isn't a lib.

#13 DColeman

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

............. So, RIP Mr. Wallace was innapropriate? no need to answer. We do need more journalist with his Balls.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:07 PM

that makes two big name 60 minutes guys who have passed away recently...

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:25 AM

A titan of journalism has passed. May he RIP.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

What a wonderful, interesting life he lived. A real shame about his son, but nonetheless a fabulous and long life, well-lived. We should all be so lucky.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:00 AM

One of the few left-wing journalists who actually practiced journalism not left-wing activism. (except for that lying story he did about Westmoreland where he was sued for libel, and he settled out of court).

Something not seen in today's Marxist-Socialist Obama cheerleaders that attempt to pass themselves off as "objective" media.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Just a TAD off subjct. YOI and double YOI! But his style wiil be missed.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

One of the few left-wing journalists who actually practiced journalism not left-wing activism. (except for that lying story he did about Westmoreland where he was sued for libel, and he settled out of court).

Something not seen in today's Marxist-Socialist Obama cheerleaders that attempt to pass themselves off as "objective" media.

Why do you refer to him as left wing? He was a consumer advocate for sure but if you could back that one up for a change we'd all appreciate that.
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