Wallace Baine, Baine Street: The Moyers era comes to an end

Bill Moyers will turn 76 in about a month, and, I hope and pray he's got a solid 20 years of health and happiness ahead of him. Full Story
Duh

Ballston Spa, NY

#1 May 2, 2010
So tell us, how does a leftist biased media reporter attempt to fade into retirement and rewrite his own biography to attempt to portray himself as a moderate and to have been non-biased when he was not? JUst look at the leftist media editors of the Senile fawn and bast in the Liberal agenda on a daily basis as demonstrated in this puff piece?
Westsider

San Francisco, CA

#2 May 2, 2010
(Duh:) I don't think Moyers spent much time claiming that he was non-biased. The question is, what exactly were his biases? If memory serves, he was at one time an ordained minister, at another time he was a press secretary for a left wing TEXAN president who created things like Medicare.(Left wing Texan, now THAT's an oximoron! Must be from Austin?) I'm sure his biography thoroughly confuses any right wing folks who bother to engage in an iota of research.

And... There's always Stewart at the Daily Show -- NOT boring, NOT right wing, NOT stupid.
Andy

Santa Cruz, CA

#3 May 2, 2010
Duh wrote:
So tell us, how does a leftist biased media reporter attempt to fade into retirement and rewrite his own biography to attempt to portray himself as a moderate and to have been non-biased when he was not? JUst look at the leftist media editors of the Senile fawn and bast in the Liberal agenda on a daily basis as demonstrated in this puff piece?
I liked your column Wallace and I too am sad to see Bill Moyers retire. As for "Duh," what exactly has Bill Moyers said that you believe is untrue? I think we focus far too much on whether someone is on the left or right and not nearly enough on whether what commentators say is accurate or not.
Laura

Aptos, CA

#4 May 2, 2010
I will miss Bill Moyers. Sure, he was liberal, but he always questioned those in power, whatever their political leanings.

Reasoned analysis has given way to infotainment soundbytes and people trying to out-yell each other. Logic, reason, fact-gathering, getting to the bottom of an issue - where can those be found these days?

Thanks for noticing, Wallace - very well-written piece.
Laura

Aptos, CA

#5 May 2, 2010
Andy wrote:
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I liked your column Wallace and I too am sad to see Bill Moyers retire. As for "Duh," what exactly has Bill Moyers said that you believe is untrue? I think we focus far too much on whether someone is on the left or right and not nearly enough on whether what commentators say is accurate or not.
AMEN!
Frankie

United States

#6 May 2, 2010
More media-worshipping banality from "Banal Street".
mark

Hayward, CA

#7 May 2, 2010
Thanks for the commentary Wallace. I think Bill Moyers's gift and his torch will need to be hoisted and carried by capeable other's such as yourself. May you keep the spirit of his messages alive.

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