Disarming Mike Wallace?
That's the title of an entry in CBS's blog The Public Eye. It's the fallout of Cam Edward's raising the issue of Mike Wallace having been a speaker at a Brady Campaign fundraiser during which he went after NRA and Charleton Heston. The sorta-ombudsman blog takes the CBS assurance that they will consider Wallace's appearance and positions with regard to his future assignments as an assurance that he won't be reporting on the Second Amendment and related issues (which it isn't, but perhaps the internal bureaucratese means that).
IMHO, Mike Wallace has outlived his career. Why do the networks think that anchors and co-anchors, especially old liberals, have to have a lifetime appointment?
I have a few liberal friends left. Not many, but a few. I asked them about "60 minutes" and Mike Wallace. None of them watched "60 Minutes" anymore, and one of them said that the last time he looked at Mike Wallace, he couldn't believe that the network kept him on. The pure ugly-factor turned him off.
Posted by: Rivrdog at October 25, 2005 11:27 AM