David Broder, Washington Post Columnist, Dies at 81

The Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post political columnist, David Broder, dies on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at the age of 81.

Reports said it was due to Diabetes Mellitus complications.

The United States President Barack Obama stated:

Like so many here in Washington and across the country, Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of a true giant of journalism, David Broder. David filed his first story from our nationโ€™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 โ€“ 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time.


Set the standard for modern political reporting and analysis. … Everyone who cares about self-government owes a debt to David,” the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said.

This definitely not a cash for gold for the modern politics most specifically for the US.


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