It was with big sadness that conservative intellectual giant, Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard-educated psychologist Charles Krauthammer passed away at age 68 on Thursday. He was brilliant and ardently believed in what he said and wrote.
Krauthammer’s departure was not unexpected. On June 8he composed a letter in the form of a column announcing that the c****r he’d believed was in complete remission, had returned with a vengeance and his struggle was over.
He had just a few weeks to live. He said he loved his life and had no regrets. He lived it the way he planned to and he abandoned this mortal coil on his own terms:”I’ve been uncharacteristically quiet these past ten months. I’d thought that silence will shortly be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on another route for me.
Recent evaluations have revealed that the c****r has returned. There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, so it is aggressive and spreading quickly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the last verdict. My fight is over.” The letter continued,”I leave this life with no regrets. It was a wonderful life — complete and complete with all the great loves and great endeavors that make it worth living.”
R.I.P. good buddy. I am certain that you’ll be owning the panel discussion in heaven as well. And we will make sure your wise words and thoughts – your legacy – will live on here @krauthammer
Following the news of this ***h of his”good friend,” Bret Baier posted on Twitter,”that I am sure you’ll be possessing the panel conversation in heaven as well. And we’ll make sure that your wise words and ideas — your heritage — will reside on here” Brit Hume, senior political analyst on Fox News, additionally tweeted about the”terribly sad news.” “The good Charles Krauthammer has expired,” he said fighting back tears.
Krauthammer was a highly respected contributor to Fox News for years. He’s been absent for the last year in his fight with the c****r which would eventually take his life.
He was a honest man, whose resources were highly credible and researched. He delivered his political analysis in a serene, considered cadence.
Krauthammer said in 1990, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the post-Cold War world had gone from bipolar to”unipolar,” together with the United States as the sole superpower. He also coined the term”The Reagan Doctrine,” among others. Krauthammer fearlessly called it as he saw it and took on either side. You need to honor that.
His family at Fox News is devastated over his passing,”We’re deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend, Charles Krauthammer,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
“A gifted physician and excellent political commentator, Charles was a guiding voice throughout his time with FOX News and we’re incredibly fortunate to showcase his extraordinary talent on our programs. He was an inspiration for all of us and will be greatly missed.
Moment of silence to @krauthammer at @nationals Park tonight
Krauthammer was a Renaissance man, who achieved mastery in such disparate disciplines as psychiatry, speech-writing, print journalism and television. Via Fox News,”He won the Edwin Dunlop Prize for excellence in psychiatric clinical and research medicine.
Journalism honors included the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his Washington Post columns in 1987 and the National Magazine Award for his work at The New Republic in 1984. His book,”Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics,” immediately became a New York Times bestseller, staying in the number one slot for 10 weeks, and on the coveted record for almost 40.”
The Washington Post took the death of Charles Krauthammer as an Chance to get in cheap shots against the guy. Particularly, the Washington Post’s Adam Bernstein assaulted Krauthammer in his obituary, seeming to blame him for the Iraq war at the opening line of his ship away:
“Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscle foreign policy of neoconservatism which helped lay the ideological groundwork for its 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died June 21 in 68.”
That is just reprehensible. Krauthammer was not a’provocateur’ and also to lay the blame for the Iraq war at his toes as he’s set to rest is merely obscene. To do this to Krauthammer, as well as his grieving family, is simply unthinkable. And it happened only moments.