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Video Memories of Mike Wallace

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Posted on Apr 8, 2012
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Wallace in a publicity photo for his television program “The Mike Wallace Interviews.”

We should all be so lucky to live to 93, luckier still to have a career like that of Mike Wallace, who died peacefully Saturday night after roughly six decades on television.

Wallace was known for asking powerful people tough questions, some of which are captured in the videos below.  —PZS

Here is Wallace on the first ever episode of “60 Minutes” in 1968:

1979: Ayatollah Khomeini:

1970: Coming and going to Vietnam:

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 13, 2012 at 12:17 pm Link to this comment

Ugh, red man wannabe speak in riddles.

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By moonraven, April 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm Link to this comment

Sorry, kid—nobody’s a prophet in his own land, so nobody went to your folks’ church.

This internet cafe’s closing—gotta get over to rake in the bucks for Bingo.

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 12, 2012 at 6:36 pm Link to this comment

What? You don’t get my posting name?  Curtain down
indeed!

But seriously, you seem easily baited.  One thirty-
second then?  You’ll need more cred than that if you
ever want to get that casino.

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By moonraven, April 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm Link to this comment

Your foolish abusively racist post is out of line.

Moonraven is my posting name—If you believe it’s my real name then I am sorry your folks named you Gutless Witless.

Although maybe they were clairvoyant.

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 12, 2012 at 11:20 am Link to this comment

Oh, did the curtain go back up?

Say, what kind of name is Moonraven anyway?  Sounds like one of those one-sixteenth Cherokee kinda names from a non-federally recognized white guy with red hair.  Am I close here?

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By moonraven, April 11, 2012 at 10:04 am Link to this comment

Why don’t you stop biting at my ankles, pipsqueak?

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm Link to this comment

Wow!  You ARE sophisticated. 

Why don’t you stop shreaking, climb down off the table,
discard your hand fan and powdered wig,

AND

take a curtain call.

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By moonraven, April 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm Link to this comment

You said white man, so I countered with black beast—in its many senses.

I also changed its sex to conform to that of white MAN.  Thinking it would make the connection more obvious.

At this point, I don’t care if you get it or not.

Curtain down.

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm Link to this comment

Oh, did you intend the noir/noire misspelling?  Because
that’s why I jumped in with the theatrical crack.  Or
are you talking about that crap about snow?

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By moonraven, April 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm Link to this comment

And the gutless wonder ad hominems the resident playwright for being theatrical.

You didn’t even get the pun, witless.

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By DonSchneider, April 10, 2012 at 7:08 am Link to this comment

Goodbye Mike, goodonya mate.  With all your warts and flaws we needed you. All
things must pass, but several generations will miss you !

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm Link to this comment

Uh huh, I’m way outta line, eh?  “Bete noir” sounds a
bit theatrical.  Perhaps you should stop shreaking,
climb down off the table and discard your hand fan and
powdered wig.

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By joentokyo, April 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm Link to this comment

Not all was wonderful for Mr. Wallace. His son Chris went to work for faux news.

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By moonraven, April 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment

Gutless and Witless, you are way out of line.

Whitey has been the bete noir for more than 500 years, and is poised to take the rest of us down with him rather than pass the baton to plurality of geopolitical power on this planet.

As for blood quantum, it’s clear that yours is pure as the driven snow.

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm Link to this comment

Wow!  What insights!  The white man is evil incarnate
and people who work in entertainment/media actually
consider how what they say might jeopardize their
employment before they say it. 

Guys, whitey is merely the genocidal race du jour. 
The baton will be passed soon enough.  By the way,
what percentage Native American does one have to be
before one starts making irrational statements? 
Actually, in my experience, it’s more frequently the
wannabes rather than real thing who tend to spout the
race-bating claptrap.

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By ETNIKS, April 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment

Crow,

I agree with Moonraven,
After watching several times the excellent film THE INSIDER with Canadian actor Christopher Plummer as Wallace and Al Pacino playing journalist Lowell Bergman, Wallace producer for 60 minutes (now with PBS FRONTLINE) showing Bergman at the end quitting his job with Wallace, for never to return after the fiasco with the tobacco story that cost the industry 26 billion, but thanks to Bergman NOT to Wallace.
I think Wallace was part of the “system”, and could never shake it.
I couldn’t care less about being accused of ” conspiracy theorist” when I assure you there is definitely a conspiracy of monster proportions going on regarding the several facets of power in at least the Western world, and the Media is an important element of it.
Charlie Rose, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, etc are also part of the system in order to show there is some sort of criticism, but it would never really attempt to bring out the whole truth because they know of the dire consequences.
In any case they all make millions of dollars per year and are part of the One Percent.
As things go today we can be sure that if it’s on TV, it means it has been filtered and will never put in danger the controllers.

THE MATRIX can be analyzed from outside the Mainstream Media.

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By decembre, April 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm Link to this comment

Where is the 1996 video with Farakan, a great moment too.

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By moonraven, April 9, 2012 at 1:39 pm Link to this comment

Spineless journalists are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

I don’t think that folks passing the page to the next article are the central problem, either.

The US is universally hated because since even before it was the US it has dedicated itself to waging genocidal war against all non-whites on the planet for their land and resources.

I am speaking from Latin America.

I could just as easily be speaking from the Middle East.

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By "G"utless "W"itless Hitler, April 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm Link to this comment

The U.S. is only a universally hated rogue genocidal state because too many people only whine about it before they move on to the next article.  Spineless journalists ain’t the real problem; I blame all the willing chattels.

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By moonraven, April 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm Link to this comment

crow:

I am not so sure.

And I say that even after having had a brief crush on Wallace many years ago.

The U.S. didn’t get to be the universally hated rogue genocidal state that it is by having journalists with ethics and spine. 

Even more years ago than when I had a crush on Walace (back in the early 60s), a Mexican revolutionary (sic) general named Alvaro Obregon—who killed off all the other revolutionary generals and made himself president and even decided to be re-elected, which was against the rules of the constitution and which landed him face-down in a bowl of frijoles in San Angel when somebody decided he had gone too far—said:  Nobody resists a cannonblast of 50,000 pesos.

He was right, too.

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By decembre, April 9, 2012 at 6:52 am Link to this comment
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I don’t see the best interview of Mike Wallace in his carreer, Louis FARRAKHAN V.S Mike WALLACE (1996)

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By thecrow, April 9, 2012 at 5:05 am Link to this comment

Wallace would never have agreed to make a “mistake” like this:

http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/black-box/

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