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Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:59 AM

22. Another giant in journalism passes

So many have gone in the last 20 years, and no true giants to replace them.

My father was one of those giants, and when DC types ask me why I didn't try to follow
him, I said it was asking too much of me to fill those shoes. Chris Wallace is a shining
example of what I'm talking about. Helen Thomas, the last journalistic giant of my father's
generation that I keep in touch with, tried to encourage me to take my dad's place, but
I wasn't foolish enough to think I had his stuff. That's the trouble with journalism in the
States these days. NO ONE has the stuff, or if they do, they don't get a chance to show
it. MSNBC has a few with the passion and the brains, but they do mostly commentary
and interpretation. I'd trust Rachel Maddow to do it, but she "loves her job," and I don't
blame her for sticking where she is. So would I in her place!

These days we're stuck with hacks like Wolf Blitzer and the "most blah political team on
television." In fairness, I happen to know from some from CNN that Blitzer HATES being
forced to say that.

Christiane Amanpour is the closest thing CNN has to a real journalist, and she's British.

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