Cokie Roberts Has Died At Age 75.

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Cokie Roberts Has Died At Age 75.

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Cokie Roberts, one of leading Progressive Voices in our Country has died at age 75. Ms. Roberts was a commentator on both PBS and ABC. Her Father was Hale Boggs, Congressman from Louisiana and he also served on the Warren Commission.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cokie-ro ... 5fc88a248c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;,

Roberts died from complications due to breast cancer. She will be missed.
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RIP

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RIP
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marindem01 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:53 am wrote:Cokie Roberts, one of leading Progressive Voices in our Country has died at age 75. Ms. Roberts was a commentator on both PBS and ABC. Her Father was Hale Boggs, Congressman from Louisiana and he also served on the Warren Commission.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/cokie-ro ... 5fc88a248c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;,

Roberts died from complications due to breast cancer. She will be missed.
It's been years since I heard Cokie Roberts. I remember her from back in the 70s and 80s and I always thought of her as being on the conservative side. Like I said, it's been years since I heard her so my memory may be faulty.
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Just some biographical stuff on her from Wiki ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cokie_Roberts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cokie Roberts's mother was ambassador to the Holy See and long-time Democratic Congresswoman from Louisiana, Lindy Boggs. Her father was Hale Boggs, a Democratic Congressman from Louisiana. He was Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and a member of the Warren Commission. After Hale Boggs was lost on a plane which disappeared over Alaska on October 16, 1972, Lindy was elected to fill his seat in Congress.[6] Cokie was the couple's third child. Her sister, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, was mayor of Princeton, New Jersey, and a candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey. Her brother Tommy Boggs was a prominent Washington, D.C., attorney and lobbyist.

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Starting In 1992, Roberts served as a senior news analyst and commentator for NPR. She was usually heard on Morning Edition, appearing on Mondays to discuss the week in politics.[17] Roberts was the co-anchor of the ABC News' Sunday morning broadcast, This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts from 1996 to 2002, while serving as the chief congressional analyst for ABC News.[18] She covered politics, Congress and public policy, reporting for World News Tonight and other ABC News broadcasts.

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I think it would be fair to describe both Hale and Lindy Boggs, her parents, as conservative Louisiana "Dixiecrats".

BTW:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way ... ump-column" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

[Trump] is one of the least qualified candidates ever to make a serious run for the presidency," Roberts wrote late last month in a syndicated column with her husband, the journalist Steven Roberts. "If he is nominated by a major party — let alone elected — the reputation of the United States would suffer a devastating blow around the world."

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She wrote that in February of 2016. NPR reprimanded her for doing so. Of course, she was right.
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So, as we know Needy Amin has one and only one acid test for evaluating people ... it is always about him, always.

Trump on Cokie Roberts' death: 'She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well'
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/17/politics ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Got it? He has nothing to say on her long and distinguished career in journalism, nothing to say about her family's involvement in politics. Just has to diss her because she didn't treat him the way he feels he should have been treated. He acknowledged her, grudgingly, as a "professional" (something he, of course, is not).

Anyway, there were proper tributes for her in that article from people of real character (Biden, Obama), and yes, I even include Shrubya on that list.
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We have an emotionally disorganized pedophile victim role player who the asshole voters in this county (six out of ten white voters) have given the power to be the one who decides if we bomb Iran or not.

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Ike Bana » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:44 am wrote:We have an emotionally disorganized pedophile victim role player who the asshole voters in this county (six out of ten white voters) have given the power to be the one who decides if we bomb Iran or not.
And in part we have him because of Bernie supporters, who are AGAIN threatening not to vote for the Democrat.

It is all over if they do that again.
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Ike Bana » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:44 am wrote:We have an emotionally disorganized pedophile victim role player who the asshole voters in this county (six out of ten white voters) have given the power to be the one who decides if we bomb Iran or not.
White voters have not voted majority-D party since voter race was included in exit polls, starting in 1976.

What About White Voters - Center for American Progress

True to form, every white demographic in 2016 voted majority-Trump. I do not expect that to change in 2020.

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Ugh @ Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin Smears Cokie Roberts on the Day of Her Death: ‘One of the First Guilty Culprits of Fake News’

https://news.yahoo.com/michelle-malkin- ... 21546.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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RoyPDX » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:33 pm wrote:Ugh @ Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin Smears Cokie Roberts on the Day of Her Death: ‘One of the First Guilty Culprits of Fake News’

https://news.yahoo.com/michelle-malkin- ... 21546.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
She is such a disgusting bigot.

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Sigh. First after 9/11, she writes a book defending Japanese internment during WW II, pretty much, I guess, to indicate it would be "OK" to do the same thing to Muslims in the U.S. Now, she is Filipina, and the Japanese were cruel to her people, but still.... anyway, fortunately, bad as Shrubya was, he didn't listen to that "advice".

Now, child of Filipina immigrants, she's writing a book that's ... anti immigrant. *sigh*

So why was Cokie "fake news"? Because she reported on the SotU without being there and used a graphic that showed the Capitol? Ummm, even back then, Michele, through the miracle of them there TV waves, you know she could have still watched the entire speech without physically being there? :roll:
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