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Friday, June 08, 2018

Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer.

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#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-06-08 12:50 PM | Reply

Wow. This royally sucks. Hate his politics all you want. It will never change the fact that he was an insightful and thought-provoking writer and commentator.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-08 12:58 PM | Reply

Just saw this. Sad.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-06-08 12:58 PM | Reply

That's a bitch.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-08 01:27 PM | Reply

"I leave this life with no regrets," Krauthammer wrote. "It was a wonderful life – full and complete with the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living. I am sad to leave, but I leave with the knowledge that I lived the life that I intended."

Rarely ever agreed with his politics, but that isn't necessary to admire him as a person.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-08 01:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Hate to see anyone go through this. Hope he gets good medical care throughout the coming ordeal.

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-06-08 04:25 PM | Reply

He probably has good insurance. I hope he is at peace.

#7 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2018-06-08 04:58 PM | Reply

Read his final public statement.

He's facing his ill health like he always has.

Head on and without fear.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-06-08 05:04 PM | Reply

We need more guys like him.

#9 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-06-08 05:10 PM | Reply

I thought for sure he'd get dumped on.

Instead it's been nothing but class from the DR liberals.

Nice work, folks.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-08 05:33 PM | Reply

#10

Shut up, Jeff.

#11 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-06-08 05:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Has Kelly Sadler commented on this yet?

#12 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-06-08 05:43 PM | Reply

--Instead it's been nothing but class from the DR liberals.

Nice work, folks."

It was until Comrade Dirkanovich showed up.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-06-08 05:48 PM | Reply

why announce it to the world? just to make sure that he gets all the sympathy that he feels entitled to? lots of people only have weeks left to live WGAF

#14 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-06-08 05:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

why announce it to the world? just to make sure that he gets all the sympathy that he feels entitled to? lots of people only have weeks left to live WGAF

#14 | POSTED BY ABLOCK

Because he's famous and wanted to write a letter addressing his impending death.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-08 06:00 PM | Reply

why announce it to the world? just to make sure that he gets all the sympathy that he feels entitled to? lots of people only have weeks left to live WGAF

#14 | POSTED BY ABLOCK

It's a classy thing to do. It's not only a eulogy to self it's also a goodbye letter to the world as well as to his friends family and fans.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-08 06:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16

Well stated, Laura. You articulated that much better than I did.

#17 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-08 06:05 PM | Reply

When he does pass I'm wondering which writer the WaPo editors will select to write his eulogy. My bet is on Gene Robinson.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-08 06:11 PM | Reply

............ a letter addressing his impending death.
#15 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Full disclosure...not a fan. besides,we're all facing impending death

#19 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-06-08 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Disappointing to see Jeff turn this into a partisan hate-fest.

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-06-08 06:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#20

He can't help himself.

#21 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-06-08 06:27 PM | Reply

...........................#20 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

youtu.be

#22 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-06-08 06:28 PM | Reply

#20

Hopefully you were joking, because I read Jeff's #10 as nothing but complimentary.

#23 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-08 06:40 PM | Reply

You read JeffJ's presumption that Dr liberals would dump on Krauthammer as complimentary?

That's funny.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-08 06:55 PM | Reply

Instead it's been nothing but class from the DR liberals.

Nice work, folks.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ

Well then allow me to ruin the party.

I'm not going to mourn any man who dedicated his time to helping the rich screw the poor. Unless he renounces his cruel destructive belief system on his death bed, he aint getting past the pearly gates.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-06-08 07:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wasn't Krauthammer against the Affordable Care Act from the beginning?

And how many Republican governors of their states have refused Obamacare Medicaid expansion?

Now Krauthammer tells us he's dying ...

But unlike all those poor people needing Medicaid to alleviate their pain and suffering, Krauthammer will die in relative peace and comfort with his dignity intact ...

The Devastating Process of Dying in America Without Insurance
www.thenation.com

When will people wake the hell up and see people like Krauthammer as the hateful frauds that they are.

#26 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-08 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"When will people wake the hell up and see people like Krauthammer as the hateful frauds that they are."

They're aware.
They think it's better to hate the poor than give them handouts.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-08 08:29 PM | Reply

RIP krauthammer

#28 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-06-08 08:56 PM | Reply

-why announce it to the world?

Welcome to the age of social media.

On my Facebook feed there are tons of messages related to someone sick or dying.

A good friend of mine was recently diagnosed with ALS. His wife set up a Facebook account specifically about his illness.

#29 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-08 09:14 PM | Reply

Well I'm glad he chose political punditry over psychiatry because I think his bitterness over his accident wouldn't have helped anyone. I read his commentaries a lot and all I ever got was bitterness. I spent 3 1/2 months in a wheel chair and though for the only time in my life I developed respectable pecks I was miserable.

Having said that, he is a person and I'm glad he's finding his way.

And Bourdain found his way too. Also a person.

And we're next.

#30 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-06-08 09:40 PM | Reply

"Wack Job" Van Jones Should Be Fired After "9/11 Truther" Link

BB "Well less than a month before Van Jones was appointed the White House special advisor on green jobs he said what you heard there, that Republicans were blank holes. This is his apology, he said today that he called his remarks "offensive and not reflective of the views of the Obama administration. Also today we found out that he was signed on to this group, the 911 group that believes - they're called the Truthers - they called for an immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggests that people with the Bush administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 911 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war. He was one of the signatories towards that group. We're back with the panel. Charles, what about Van Jones?"

CK "Well I'm not terribly disturbed by the expletive he used about Republicans. I've said worse about the Democrats, hell I've said worse about Republicans. I've said worse about cousins of mine, well on one side of the family anyway, and I'm not even disturbed that this guy's a communist. It's not the first time we've had a communist in the US government and anyway with the death of communism it's kind of a pathetic intellectual anachronism to remain a communist. However, the stuff that we learned this afternoon is devastating. Here is a man who signed onto a petition demanding several investigations of collaboration of the Bush administration with the worst massacre of Americans ever were committed in American soil. Now, that is beyond extremism and radicalism. That's psychotic paranoia. It's a malignant kind of politics and you've got to ask yourself in the White House if you didn't know he's a Truther then you've got to ask him to politely resign, and if you did is that acceptable in the government of the United States?"

#31 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-06-08 09:43 PM | Reply

#25 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Your entire tack boils down to: If you disagree with me about anuything (literally) you are either stupid or evil. That's it. Absolutely no possibility that an intelligent, well-read person is capable of a principled disagreement because, I guess, you just know everything and are the smartest person to ever live. At least that's how you come across.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-09 09:37 AM | Reply

Some people on here are truly rotten and mean people. Cancer sucks and I certainly don't wish it upon anyone besides child molestors and terrorists. I wasn't a fan of his politics but I wish him an easy passing and a peaceful rest.

#33 | Posted by byrdman at 2018-06-09 10:01 AM | Reply

Some people on here are truly rotten and mean people. Cancer sucks and I certainly don't wish it upon anyone besides child molestors and terrorists. I wasn't a fan of his politics but I wish him an easy passing and a peaceful rest.

#33 | POSTED BY BYRDMAN

You worrying about Krauthammer is what, is, wrong, with, this, country.

The Devastating Process of Dying in America Without Insurance
www.thenation.com

Krauthammer was against the Affordable Care Act from the beginning.

And people like Krauthammer do EVERYTHING in their power to make life miserable for people who can't afford proper healthcare. Why aren't you upset about that? Yet, you find the time to wish this effing douche-bag "an easy passing and a peaceful rest".

Here's an idea -- how about worrying about people suffering in tremendous pain as they die in America without insurance.

#34 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 10:28 AM | Reply

First this:

You read JeffJ's presumption that Dr liberals would dump on Krauthammer as complimentary?
That's funny.

#24 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2018-06-08 06:55 PM

Then this:

Well then allow me to ruin the party.
I'm not going to mourn any man who dedicated his time to helping the rich screw the poor. Unless he renounces his cruel destructive belief system on his death bed, he aint getting past the pearly gates.

#25 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2018-06-08 07:19 PM

When will people wake the hell up and see people like Krauthammer as the hateful frauds that they are.

#26 | POSTED BY PINCHALOAF AT 2018-06-08 08:28 PM

The DRtard remains strong in Snoofy

#35 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-09 11:13 AM | Reply

At some point, if your adversary is on the mat and dazed, you stop punching.

If you don't help him up, because of the nature of your relationship, you still stop punching.

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-09 11:24 AM | Reply

-Krauthhammer was against the Affordable Care Act from the beginning.

So? A lot of liberals didn't like either. Howard Dean called it the biggest corporate giveaway since the Wall Street bailout. (I'm paraphrasing)

The democrats struggled to get it through their own party.

Some preferred something better. It put the insurance industry in the drivers seat. It had and still has some terrible provisions. We wound up without the individual mandate, for example

You're just a goddamn partisan simpleton who bloviates about healthcare as though you know anything.

You have a browser that connects to google.

That's it.

Go STFU and get some class, ------- ------.

#37 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-09 11:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I probaly rarely agreed with Krauthammer but he is intelligent, thoughtful and I don't think he was ever really evil like some on the right definitely are (Sean Hannity). He had his point of view which he expressed quite well. I am sorry for his situation, I truly sympathize with him and his family. I will not, in any way, be happy when the end comes for him. He deserves respect and I do respect him. I won't mourn him but that is only because I don't really know him, I'm sure those who do know him will. It must be a strange feeling to understand you only have a few weeks to live.

#38 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-09 12:10 PM | Reply

Go STFU and get some class, ------- ------.

OK. Was that that intentionally ...

Never mind.

#39 | Posted by YAV at 2018-06-09 12:13 PM | Reply

You're just a goddamn partisan simpleton who bloviates about healthcare as though you know anything.

You have a browser that connects to google.

That's it.

Go STFU and get some class, ------- ------.

#37 | POSTED BY EBERLY

WRONG

You are such a delicate snowflake.

Partisan hacks like Krauthammer took conservative ideas like the ACA and bloviated against it the second President Blackenstein was for it ...

At what point do you recognize that douche-bags like Krauthammer are using you?

And, millions of Americans are dying in pain and misery ... RIGHT EFFING NOW ... but people like Krauthammer get to die in peace and comfort. How ... hard ... is ... that ... to ... under ... effing ... stand?

You need to pull your head out of your ass.

#40 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 12:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"And, millions of Americans are dying in pain and misery ... "

Well, there is that. Burn in hell Krauthammer. I was trying to be nice but then Pinch brought me back to reality. I hate reality.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-09 12:24 PM | Reply

You're just a goddamn partisan simpleton who bloviates about healthcare as though you know anything.

#37 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Hey, don't forget Roger Stone's "#Blotto Babs" blast -- I still LOL at that one ...

People have to be shaken out of their apathy toward allowing things like ... oh, I dunno ... millions of Americans dying in pain because they have no insurance.

This is a moral problem.

You lack any sense of morality.

Why?

Because you're offended by someone laughing at "blotto Babs"?

GMAMFB

#42 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 12:38 PM | Reply

I was trying to be nice but then Pinch brought me back to reality. I hate reality.

#41 | POSTED BY DANNI

It's all good -- I don't mind anyone saying nice things about Krauthammer.

What I do mind is apathy -- you, Danni, are not apathetic and that makes you a patriotic American (in my humble opinion).

#43 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 12:55 PM | Reply

Actually, I have to agree with you. Apathy is the disease that is killing America. I work, play and spend time with lots of people. Very few of them even try to understand what is going on in the world and the few who do get their news from Fox. Why? It's the most entertaining source of news. It doesn't have to be true, it just needs to hold your attention. That's what the right figured out while everyone else was concentrating on the truth. That's why they won. The right fibured out a an important fact. There are more stupid people than there are smart people.

#44 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-09 01:22 PM | Reply

I'm not going to lie, I'm not sad K'hammer is going to meet Satan.
Buh Bye!

Can you imagine the sadness and condolences from the alt-right if a non alt-right person in the media was dying????

Yeah, I can't either!

#45 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-06-09 01:35 PM | Reply

"At what point do you recognize that douche-bags like Krauthammer are using you?"

I never saw him. Never watched the programs he appeared on.

He used you like a cheap tampon, idiot.

#46 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-09 02:38 PM | Reply

He said, "like Krauthammer."

He means those in power, for whom Krauthammer is a mouthpiece.

But we understand that you're so Alpha that nobody gets over on you.

#47 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 02:42 PM | Reply

"You are such a delicate snowflake."

Really? Which one of us is trampling on a dying man because he didn't share similar political views?

You're a sad excuse for a human being.

Danni, don't let this ------- drag you down the low road.

You are free to 100% disagree with Krauthhamer and criticize his positions all you want.

You were doing pretty good for a while.......

#48 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-09 02:42 PM | Reply

-You lack any sense of morality.

Because I won't piss on a dying man.

Ok.

#49 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-09 02:43 PM | Reply

We're all gonna die sometime Eberly.

When do you tell yourself, stop pissing?

You don't, you're just trying to be all woke about dying with dignity.

#50 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 02:48 PM | Reply

You don't, you're just trying to be all woke about dying with dignity.

LOL

#51 | Posted by jpw at 2018-06-09 03:09 PM | Reply

Really? Which one of us is trampling on a dying man because he didn't share similar political views?

You're a sad excuse for a human being.

Danni, don't let this ------- drag you down the low road.

You are free to 100% disagree with Krauthhamer and criticize his positions all you want.

#48 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Drama Queen much?

Arguing about healthcare isn't the same as arguing over supply side economics. One is about (bs) theory, the other is about life and death.

Krauthammer worked VERY HARD against people having access to healthcare, and he's a doctor(!). Krauthammer obviously forgot rule #1 to being a doctor, which is "first, do no harm".

This is where YOU should be outraged ... a doctor like Kraut-head advocating for harmful, inefficient and wasteful healthcare -- where's your outrage?

Krauthammer is a fraud and a charlatan.

Your lack of morality has you focusing on meaningless things like "blotto Babs".

Here's some help for you to hopefully locate your sense of morals ...

A Matter of Life and Death
www.vanityfair.com

#52 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 04:21 PM | Reply

#52

Arguing against ACA is NOT arguing against people having access to healthcare.

You should check out what he has had to say about caring for the mentally ill in this country. It's quite contrary to the positions you are assigning to him.

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-09 06:21 PM | Reply

"You should check out what he has had to say about caring for the mentally ill in this country."

You should check out how the party he supports doesn't pass laws that improve health care for the mentally ill.

He's like a husband who hits his wife and says sorry after.

You're like the wife who accepts his apology.

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 06:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#54

Being opposed to nationalizing the entire healthcare industry is not policy aimed at trying to prevent people from being able to access healthcare. There is more than one way to skin a cat. For you, I've only seen you advocate one way - the federal government.

#55 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-09 06:27 PM | Reply

Being opposed to nationalizing the entire healthcare industry"

Straw man.

Learn about health care ignorant fool.

#56 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 06:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

P.S. you're still being the housewife, moron.

#57 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 06:30 PM | Reply

"This is where YOU should be outraged "

Yeah....um....I manage my emotions just fine, scumbag.

You presume to tell me what to be outraged about?

Jesus, what a dumb ----!

Go back to hating on others, hater.

#58 | Posted by eberly at 2018-06-09 07:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah....um....I manage my emotions just fine, scumbag.

You presume to tell me what to be outraged about?

Jesus, what a dumb ----!

Go back to hating on others, hater.

#58 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Medical error is the 3rd leading cause of death in America. Medical errors also injure millions of Americans every year.

But you're as cool as a cucumber!

Congratulations, doofus.

#59 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 07:08 PM | Reply

For you, I've only seen you advocate one way - the federal government.

#55 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

In America, healthcare costs are rising rapidly and are unsustainable. We spend 2 to 3 times more on healthcare per person, as compared to all other industrialized countries, yet the outcomes we get are not as good.

Why?

Other countries treat healthcare as more of a government responsibility, while we treat healthcare as mostly a private-sector approach ...

Dr. Ken Kizer: Healthcare Consumerism
youtu.be
[27:00 thru 28:00]

I've never seen you acknowledge that other industrialized countries treating healthcare as more of a government responsibility, actually do healthcare better.

And I've also never seen you acknowledge what real bonafide healthcare experts like Dr. Kizer have to say.

#60 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-09 07:35 PM | Reply

P.S. you're still being the housewife, moron.

#57 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Get a job, parasite.

#61 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-09 07:54 PM | Reply

Being opposed to nationalizing the entire healthcare industry is not policy aimed at trying to prevent people from being able to access healthcare.

#55 | Posted by JeffJ

Yeah it's a policy aimed at helping rich people hoard as much wealth as possible. Preventing people from being able to access healthcare is just a side effect they're willing to accept.

#62 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-06-09 07:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Looks like the snowflake that is elerby needs his own special "safe space" as his "feels" are hurt. Suck it up Buttercup, as your deity is coming to cash in for some of the souls he bought (see K'hammer and Koch).

Got a feeling the next couple decades are not going to be good for your political party or your kind.

#63 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-06-09 08:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Get a job, parasite."

You're like the wife who accepts his apology and then lashes out at the guy who tells you you're being taken advantage of because you're too afraid to try and make it on your own so you keep going back to the man that abuses you because he always says he's sorry afterwards and you always believe his lying ass.

Sad!

#64 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 09:28 PM | Reply

"For you, I've only seen you advocate one way - the federal government.
POSTED BY JEFFJ"

I'd be fine with a system like Germany or Israel or Canada.

You don't even understand what I just said.

Sad!

#65 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-09 09:38 PM | Reply

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