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Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Jun 08 12:58:28

Special Person.

Fox News star Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live in heartbreaking letter

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.

The 68-year-old’s incisive takes on politics of the day have been missing from Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” for nearly a year as he battled an abdominal tumor and subsequent complications, but colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing. But in an eloquent, yet unblinking letter to co-workers, friends and Fox News Channel viewers, Krauthammer disclosed that he has just weeks to live.

“I have been uncharacteristically silent these past ten months,” the letter began. “I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me.”

"This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”
- Charles Krauthammer

Krauthammer, who graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1975 despite a first-year diving accident that left him a quadriplegic, explained that he had a malignant tumor removed from his abdomen last August. Although a series of setbacks left him in the hospital in the ensuing months, he believed until recently that he was on the road to recovery.

“However, recent tests have revealed that the cancer has returned,” Krauthammer wrote. “There was no sign of it as recently as a month ago, which means it is aggressive and spreading rapidly. My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.”

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News and its parent company, 21st Century Fox, said Krauthammer has been a giant of journalism and a key part of the channel's success.

"Charles has been a profound source of personal and intellectual inspiration for all of us at Fox News," Murdoch said. "His always principled stand on the most important issues of our time has been a guiding star in an often turbulent world, a world that has too many superficial thinkers vulnerable to the ebb and flow of fashion, and a world that, unfortunately, has only one Charles Krauthammer.

"His words, his ideas, his dignity and his integrity will resonate within our society and within me for many, many years to come," Murdoch added.

Fox News viewers will undoubtedly miss Krauthammer’s formidable intellect and ability to analyze politics and politicians with a cerebral wit and keen charm. As the dean of “The Fox News All Stars,” the panel of pundits who break down headlines and events nightly on Fox News Channel’s top-rated “Special Report,” Krauthammer could be counted on to make viewers think, question and even chuckle.



the wanderer
Fri Jun 08 13:05:10
All polls have me winning debate big- Drudge, TIME, etc. Dopey Charles Krauthammer still nasty. He has zero cred- totally dishonest!
Dopey @krauthammer should be fired. @FoxNews
Watching biased Charles Krauthammer, a @FoxNews flunky who didn't know that I won every debate, in particular- the last one. Check polls!
The hatred that clown Krauthammer has for me is unbelievable – causes him to lie when many others say Trump easily won debate.
One of the worst and most boring political pundits on television is Krauthammer. A totally overrated clown who speaks without knowing facts
Krauthammer pretends to be a smart guy, but if you look at his record, he isn't. A dummy who is on too many Fox shows. An overrated clown!
~ non-adult
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Fri Jun 08 13:24:11

I bet your mommy and dada taught you to say nasty things about a dying person.

the wanderer
Fri Jun 08 13:35:51
"It doesn't matter, he's dying anyway."
~Kelly Sadler about McCain

with no apology by White House

however i'm pro Krauthammer... & any other Republican not willing to accept this disgusting disgrace of a president
Fri Jun 08 14:40:13
I like this quote of his:

"To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil."

Looking at how each side responds to the other most the time this plays true.
Fri Jun 08 14:45:22
The fact that Trump hates him is definitive proof that Krauthammer is an honest conservative.

He was in medical school when an accident caused him to be paralyzed. He still finished and became a pyschiatrist and then probably the biggest conservative columnists out there along with George Will.

The fact that the GOP regularly ignores him and George Will is just a simple reminder that the party is completely devoid of any real intellectual merit; relegated to a slow painful death as it relies on the voters of mouthbreathers like Rugian and Forwyn to survive.

TBH, I kind of wish Krauthammer had met a more peaceful end years before Trump. He will die knowing that the conservatism he espoused is long dead and gets beaten like a dead horse every time Trump tweets.
Fri Jun 08 14:48:05
@ Kargen - After Trump and W. Bush, I'm pretty sure liberals think conservatives are stupid as well. Actually almost everybody does even their supporters.

"We like him cause he's our kind of dumb."
Fri Jun 08 14:51:30
"it [the GOP] relies on the voters of mouthbreathers like Rugian and Forwyn to survive."

-Voted against Trump in primaries
-Voted straight L ticket in general

You do you, cupcake. Thanks for the continuing rent-free space.
Fri Jun 08 14:53:44
Yet, you spend almost all your time backing Trump. Did you oppose him because you disagreed with him or because you thought he couldn't win? Cause all the evidence points to the latter.
the wanderer
Fri Jun 08 14:54:37
"Presidents don't talk like this. They never have. This is what it sounds like when you're living in a banana republic. This is how Hugo Chavez would talk about his opponents. This is how the worst dictator, Duterte, in the Philippines, would talk about opponents. It's degrading and it sort reduces the United States from a grand republic to a banana republic."
~ Krauthammer about guess who
Anarchist Prime
Fri Jun 08 14:58:28
"It's degrading and it sort reduces the United States from a grand republic to a banana republic."

oh noes the veil's been lifted.
the curtain's been pulled back.
Tentacle Rapist
Fri Jun 08 15:00:48
Trump taught me that people who lose are losers, so I dont like this guy much. Hes weak like Mccain
Fri Jun 08 15:12:00
Dukhat consider the issue of welfare.

Conservatives wonder how can liberals not see that massive welfare problems will bankrupt the country and only make those on welfare more dependent on the system Their conclusion is they must be idiots.

Liberals wonder how conservatives can suggest taking programs away from people that they rely on and decide they must be evil.

A conservative would on this issue say the liberal is unaware of the problems, is on the wrong side when it comes to a solution and even if the conservative doesn't state outright that the liberal is an idiot will hint at it and thinks it to be true.

A liberal on this issue would wonder why conservatives want to take food away from families and conclude they want children to die and thus are evil.

That is why generally liberals respond more harsh to conservatives than conservatives do to liberals. Liberals after all are combating evil.
Fri Jun 08 15:26:36
Fri Jun 08 15:36:14
"Yet, you spend almost all your time backing Trump."

I reject several leftist talking points that have appeared here.

You sound a bit like a thin blue linetard on Facebook, who, after laughing at his Benghazi screeching, accuses you of being an Obama supporter.
werewolf dictator
Fri Jun 08 22:06:45
he dove head first into shallow pool and paralyzed himself then went on to become one of top proponents of disastrous bloody iraq war

definitely one of stupidest and worst people of the last century

totally fits that krauthammer would despise trump once trump stopped gop from being the party of everything diabolical.. and that dukhat is a fan of him
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sat Jun 09 03:37:09

Dr. Krauthammer was in medical school at the time of his accident.

He finished med school and then took up psychiatry.

From there-there is only one place to go, the study of politics.

large member
Sat Jun 09 08:31:48
Welfare in all its forms (nudge, HR) is simply a question of wealth- and income distribution.

Productivity gains in the US have been more than sufficient.

The threat of "bankrupcy" has other grounds.
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