Mike Wallace, `60 Minutes' star inter...

Mike Wallace, `60 Minutes' star interviewer, dies

There are 17 comments on the The Modesto Bee story from Apr 8, 2012, titled Mike Wallace, `60 Minutes' star interviewer, dies. In it, The Modesto Bee reports that:

CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make "60 Minutes" the most successful primetime television news program ever, has died.

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bob smith

Carol Stream, IL

#1 Apr 8, 2012
60 secondition toopix!!!!!!!;-000

Since: Dec 09

Kihei, HI

#2 Apr 8, 2012
At least it wasn't the Steelers' wide receiver that died. lol, just kidding.
bailout my duck

Rolling Meadows, IL

#4 Apr 8, 2012
amazing he smoked a pack in 60 minutes
bob smith

Carol Stream, IL

#5 Apr 8, 2012
bailout my duck wrote:
amazing he smoked a pack in 60 minutes
keep yo hand out of his wallace or you face the Nation!;-00
bob smith

Carol Stream, IL

#6 Apr 8, 2012
Arminus wrote:
At least it wasn't the Steelers' wide receiver that died. lol, just kidding.

just anothe boy in paradise valllley;)

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#7 Apr 8, 2012
Mr. Wallace will be missed for a long time to come. He was 93.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#8 Apr 9, 2012
Perhaps the last true journalist is gone. Wallace didn't ever pull punches or play favorites - his interviews were more like interrogations, models of fact-finding and truth-seeking. Just his name intimidated some guilty parties, and helped do his work for him before he even started his questioning!

Too bad there aren't more like him coming into today's worthless media, where mediocrity and partisanship are the order of the day.

A great guy, and he WILL be missed.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#9 Apr 9, 2012
harvey wrote:
Perhaps the last true journalist is gone. Wallace didn't ever pull punches or play favorites - his interviews were more like interrogations, models of fact-finding and truth-seeking. Just his name intimidated some guilty parties, and helped do his work for him before he even started his questioning!
Too bad there aren't more like him coming into today's worthless media, where mediocrity and partisanship are the order of the day.
A great guy, and he WILL be missed.
His name intimidated some guilty and some innocent parties,
because of television exposure which he was a master of using to his
advantage. Although his interviews had the appearance of
interrogations, some of them were hardly models of fact-finding
and truth seeking. For example, in the early 1980's, he came
very close to putting Audi out of business in a rush to
judgement before the facts were presented, possibly to be in time for his show. Many people lost their jobs as Audi virtually stopped selling cars, and it took years for the company to recover. The company was found innocent, as the
guilty party admitted fault.
Appearances can be deceiving.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#10 Apr 9, 2012
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>
His name intimidated some guilty and some innocent parties,
because of television exposure which he was a master of using to his
advantage. Although his interviews had the appearance of
interrogations, some of them were hardly models of fact-finding
and truth seeking. For example, in the early 1980's, he came
very close to putting Audi out of business in a rush to
judgement before the facts were presented, possibly to be in time for his show. Many people lost their jobs as Audi virtually stopped selling cars, and it took years for the company to recover. The company was found innocent, as the
guilty party admitted fault.
Appearances can be deceiving.
No reason for innocent people to be so intimidated. And while the Audi report was certainly questionable, NO journalist is perfect or has a career without blemishes. Given a choice between a good, tough journalist with a flaw or two, and boring media hacks who never get in trouble because they never really investigate, I'll take the former every time.

Unfortunately, the latter is mostly what we've got now. Along with partisan agendas and celebrity infotainment pieces.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#11 Apr 9, 2012
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
No reason for innocent people to be so intimidated. And while the Audi report was certainly questionable, NO journalist is perfect or has a career without blemishes. Given a choice between a good, tough journalist with a flaw or two, and boring media hacks who never get in trouble because they never really investigate, I'll take the former every time.
Unfortunately, the latter is mostly what we've got now. Along with partisan agendas and celebrity infotainment pieces.
That flaw cost thousands of people their jobs, and many Audi
centers closed their doors. Are there more like this? Maybe.
My view is that the media was the same then as now.
Sheik Yerbouti

Chalfont, PA

#12 Apr 9, 2012
Unlike chicken hawks like limpballz, savage, cheyney and other right wing cowards and sissies Wallace served with honor during WW@ something these conservatards would know nothing about!
bailout my duck

Rolling Meadows, IL

#13 Apr 9, 2012
this just in mike wallace is still dead that and more on 60 minutes im chevy chase and ur not

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#14 Apr 10, 2012
:(
harvey

Columbus, OH

#15 Apr 10, 2012
bobob wrote:
<quoted text>
That flaw cost thousands of people their jobs, and many Audi
centers closed their doors. Are there more like this? Maybe.
My view is that the media was the same then as now.
Who cares. The good that Mike did in his long, successful career more than outweighs any harm, real or imaginary.

Go whine to someone who cares, Rightie.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#16 Apr 11, 2012
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares. The good that Mike did in his long, successful career more than outweighs any harm, real or imaginary.
Go whine to someone who cares, Rightie.
Oh, don't fret. I am not whining---only observing.
Who cares? Certainly not a hypocrite such as yourself.
And I am anything but a "rightie", you simpleton. The correct word is "realist". Open a book once in a while or read a
newspaper, anything but frothing at the mouth and acting
like a fool.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#17 Apr 11, 2012
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
Who cares. The good that Mike did in his long, successful career more than outweighs any harm, real or imaginary.
Go whine to someone who cares, Rightie.
I have family in Ohio and they are very smart and well informed,
as are most Ohio citizens.
What happened to you? You fell through the cracks, didn't you.
Just a shallow type, aye what? A certain emptiness.
Public school is free, and you can enroll for the next semester.
They teach you how to research a topic, so that your mouth doesn't flap in the breeze.

“Swimming with a boatload of”

Since: Apr 12

Snarks!

#18 Apr 12, 2012
He left his footprint on society!

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