Political Analyst David Broder, ‘Dean of the Washington Press Corps,’ Dead at 81

Mar 10, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Longtime political analyst and TV commentator David Broder died Wednesday at the age of 81, UPI reported. Broder, an award-winning columnist who was dubbed “the dean of the Washington press corps,” succumbed to complications from diabetes.

Broder was a Sunday morning TV regular, having guested frequently on CBS’s "Face the Nation," NBC’s "Meet the Press" and ABC’s "This Week" through the years.

President Obama commented on Broder’s death, saying, "David filed his first story from our nation’s capital before starting as a junior political writer on the 1960 presidential election. In the decades that followed, he built a well-deserved reputation as the most respected and incisive political commentator of his generation–winning a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Watergate and earning the affectionate title of dean of the Washington press corps. Through all his success, David remained an eminently kind and gracious person, and someone we will dearly miss."

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  1. The impression that although Broder was more centralist than conservati¬ve, he did give Republican¬s a bit more slack than he did Democrats. It may have just been a balancing act between being objective, and pleasing his MSM masters. That was the downfall of others like Bill Moyers, Dan Rather & Phil Donahue.

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