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2freaky4church
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Cokie Roberts, dead at 75.

She was a horrible moderate but God bless her soul.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #1 posted 09/17/19 5:53pm

poppys

^^What an asshole. You don't know shit about Cokie Roberts.

rose

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Reply #2 posted 09/17/19 6:29pm

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RIP Cokie. You will be missed.

A MASK ISN'T TOO MUCH TO ASK!!
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Reply #3 posted 09/18/19 11:41am

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She was a class act and a professional at being a human being.

Just when U think U've got more than enough, that's when it all up and flies away.
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Reply #4 posted 09/18/19 12:29pm

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poppys said:

^^What an asshole. You don't know shit about Cokie Roberts.

rose

Just loves to stir the pot. Sickening.

"hey if you found out someone gave you a fake $20 would you be mad?"
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Reply #5 posted 09/18/19 12:54pm

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13cjk13 said:

poppys said:

^^What an asshole. You don't know shit about Cokie Roberts.

rose


Just loves to stir the pot. Sickening.


Yeah, and the Gumbo pot at that. She was born on Bourbon St.

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Reply #6 posted 09/18/19 1:13pm

poppys

Let's just restart this thread with what grown-ups are saying about Cokie Roberts -

https://www.nola.com/news...d6a05.html

Cokie Roberts tributes: A 'trailblazer' who 'transformed the role of women in the newsroom'

Sep 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

New Orleans native Cokie Roberts died Tuesday in Washington from complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

Roberts, the daughter of Hale Boggs and Lindy Boggs, worked in Washington for ABC News and NPR over multiple decades.

As news of her death broke Tuesday, politicians and friends alike shared memories and tributes to Roberts....

"She was a trailblazing figure; a role model to young women at a time when the profession was still dominated by men; a constant over forty years of a shifting media landscape and changing world. " former President Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wrote in a statement on the death of veteran journalist Cokie Roberts.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/obituaries/cokie-roberts-dead.html


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Reply #7 posted 09/18/19 1:36pm

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She was so well-informed politically. I remember every Monday (NPR?) she would summarize the week's events in a very cogent way. She understood politics/history inside and out.

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Reply #8 posted 09/18/19 4:40pm

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PeggyO said:

She was so well-informed politically. I remember every Monday (NPR?) she would summarize the week's events in a very cogent way. She understood politics/history inside and out.

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Yes. I listen to a lot of NPR and Cokie Roberts was one of my favorite journalist/analysts. I didn't always agree with what she said but i respected the heck out of her.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #9 posted 09/18/19 5:36pm

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JoeyC said:

PeggyO said:

She was so well-informed politically. I remember every Monday (NPR?) she would summarize the week's events in a very cogent way. She understood politics/history inside and out.

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Yes. I listen to a lot of NPR and Cokie Roberts was one of my favorite journalist/analysts. I didn't always agree with what she said but i respected the heck out of her.


Same ^ here. She was a respected journalist and definitely blazed a trail for women reporters who came after her.

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Reply #10 posted 09/18/19 6:38pm

poppys

When I first moved down here, it was somewhat of a culture shock for a liberal Yankee. Wasn't used to having our Confederate past so front and center. I saw a local TV interview asking Cokie Roberts how she reconciled having relatives who fought in the Civil War and if she honored them as veterans.

She said she and her family did not honor them as veterans, because the Confederacy was an illegal government and what they were fighting for was wrong. She was very calm in answering, but made no bones about it. She acknowledged them as her family who have passed on, but that's all.

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Reply #11 posted 09/19/19 7:39am

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omg guys

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 09/19/19 7:51am

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https://fair.org/media_criticism/cokie-roberts-bad-beyond-sports-analogies/

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Reply #13 posted 09/19/19 8:08am

Musicslave

Your boy trump had to make it about him of course. "I never met her. She never treated me nicely. But I would like to wish her family well. She was a professional, and I respect professionals."

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Reply #14 posted 09/19/19 10:16am

poppys

2freaky4church1 said:

https://fair.org/media_criticism/cokie-roberts-bad-beyond-sports-analogies/

So what? Jack Shafer, a critic, didn't like her on NPR in 2009. NPR is moderate, especially 10 years ago, no secret there. Yesterday, he tweeted "God I hate Ken Burns." The Country Music series just started on PBS this week. Need attention Jack?

No reason to call Roberts horrible in an obit thread with no link to anything about her life, adding the backhanded - but God bless her soul. Like you, she was religious. Nice.

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