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David Broder Passes Away

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 6:20 am

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I meant to post this yesterday, but I had a funeral for a coworker to attend.  From the WaPo:

David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from diabetes.

Mr. Broder was often called the dean of the Washington press corps – a nickname he earned in his late 30s in part for the clarity of his political analysis and the influence he wielded as a perceptive thinker on political trends in his books, articles and television appearances.

In 1973, Mr. Broder and The Post each won Pulitzers for coverage of the Watergate scandal that led to President Richard M. Nixon’s resignation. Mr. Broder’s citation was for explaining the importance of the Watergate fallout in a clear, compelling way.

Of course this is not the day to share any disagreements with the man.  If you don’t like him, take an attitude of “I come to bury Caesar, not praise him.”  Because regardless of whatever disagreements there might be, he was a human being with a family that loved him and we can sincerely hope that he receives life everlasting.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

7 Responses to “David Broder Passes Away”

  1. he was the conventional wisdom now what do we do

    happyfeet (ab5779)

  2. No, he was a pretty solid sort, a reasonable liberal, of the old school.

    narciso (a3a9aa)

  3. The WaPo article lists his cause of death as complications from diabetes. Yet, the man always looked thin and fit on TV. For a man over 80, he seemed to be in robust good health. Maybe I don’t know as much about diabetes as I should.

    ropelight (1d7a34)

  4. It doesn’t matter that it was false. All that matters is that it was picked up and repeated as left wing talking points. With a liberal media, the ends justify the means.

    Arizona Bob in Tucson (f2ecb9)

  5. My momma taught me to say nothing.

    John P. Squibob (882a08)

  6. rope

    the problem with diabetes is high sugar in the blood can form dangerous crystals and can harm your organs. like little glass shards in your body, as i understand it. so maybe that is what the problem is.

    also it slows healing.

    Bear in mind, i may work for a medical services provider, but i don’t know very much about medicine. so i might be really wrong on that.

    Aaron Worthing (e7d72e)

  7. It is sad for his family that he is gone.

    But why do we feel the need to prereprimand (pre-reprimand?) people as to proper decoraum?

    Especially on a day where our “friends” on the left are issuing death threats to people who voted to pass the legislation in Wisconsin.

    The irony abounds.

    Dr. K (d68a7c)

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