RIP Mike Wallace

RIP Mike Wallace

by David Atkins

Mike Wallace has passed away. No one is perfect, of course, but Wallace was a bright star in the firmament of journalism. He spent a lot of time comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable, aggressively confronting the seats of power, probing and trying to delve down to find the truth rather than playing at High Broderist balance.

That made him something of an archaism in the decrepit world of modern journalism.

So thank you, Mike, for creating more justice in this world than would have existed without you. It's all that can be asked of a person.