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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:04 PM
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Another great reporter gone... John R. Wilke
John Wilke, a fierce but fair investigative journalist died yesterday at his home. He had battled an aggressive pancreatic cancer, but lost.
Even though many have turned their backs on main stream media, it is a huge loss when a tough, real investigative reporter is silenced.
His phone calls and articles have made many a corrupt politician tremble and fall.

He was my brother, and he will be sorely missed.

(a college of his just wrote this tribute:
http://modeshift.org/?p=387 )
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:09 PM
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1. My deepest condolences to you...
And to all of us who value true journalism.

Safe passage to him...

:hug:
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 09:29 AM
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2. Thank you. He was a great brother whom I loved. But he was a tireless giant slayer
Edited on Sun May-03-09 09:35 AM by FailureToCommunicate
in the big time world of corporate malfeasance and political corruption from the 'inside' position of the Wall Street Journal and other sources. Big whigs read his stuff and called their lawyers. Politicians read his headline
and screamed for their staff...
For that work I loved and respected him.

here is the obit from the Globe:

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/obituaries/articles/2... /
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 07:40 PM
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3. More on John R. Wilke at these links:
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