The entire media world, as well as many prominent conservatives, are responding to the heartbreaking news that Charles Krauthammer has just weeks left to live due to an aggressive cancer.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace reacted to the news in real time on FNC:
Fox News’ Chris Wallace holds back tears while talking about failing health of Charles Krauthammer pic.twitter.com/e9TULcDC7k
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 8, 2018
Ben Shapiro tweeted:
My piece on the tragic Krauthammer announcement https://t.co/3ag71rSpZs
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 8, 2018
In an article on his site The Daily Wire, Shapiro wrote in part, “It’s tragic news, particularly for those of us who grew up reading him and being shaped by his worldview, who appreciated his willingness to tell hard truths and to consider alternative viewpoints before coming to a conclusion. Rarely has there been such an accomplished wordsmith in the same person as such a gracious and thorough thinker.”
Radio host Charlie Sykes said:
Charles Krauthammer has been an inspiration on so many levels. His life story and personal courage the quality of his mind; the lucidity of his writing; and his fundamental decency.https://t.co/VK5bAdozXo
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) June 8, 2018
Bill O’Reilly tweeted:
Awful news as Charles Krauthammer announces that he has terminal cancer. Brilliant and honest man who overcame paralysis to become one of America’s leading thinkers. A person for young Americans to emulate. Prayers for him and his family.
— Bill O’Reilly (@BillOReilly) June 8, 2018
CNN’s Brian Stelter said:
More heartbreaking news today. Charles Krauthammer’s cancer has returned. “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.” https://t.co/4BIxynLR6M
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 8, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted:
Karen and I were saddened to learn that Charles @Krauthammer, a man we greatly admire, is nearing the end of his extraordinary life. His wit, his wisdom, and his tireless defense of Western values have made an indelible mark on the minds of millions of Americans. pic.twitter.com/tc5TkmyWTm
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 8, 2018
Fox News’ John Roberts said:
So sad to hear that a true hero of mine – Charles Krauthammer has only a short time left with us. Sending prayers to Charles and his family. His life story is an absolute inspiration.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) June 8, 2018
NYT’s David Brooks said:
Charles Krauthammer is obviously brilliant, courageous and principled, but what leaps to mind is his boyish joy watching game after game at Nat’s Park. The sweetness of his heart matches the rigor of his intellect.
— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) June 8, 2018