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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1986
I, for one, will feel the void left by the loss of Joseph Kraft, but at least I have the personal satisfaction that I wrote him expressing my admiration for his personal and journalistic integrity while he was alive. And he took the time to answer me in his own handwriting. ANN BECKER Encino
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1986
This is a time of sadness and shock. Many readers of Joseph Kraft's column must feel a personal loss at his death. I surely do. In a world of ever-increasing hokum and propaganda this man stood as a pillar of intelligence and fair judgment. He was trusted. Joseph Kraft, above all else, remained his own man and certainly no flunky of special interests. This quality of character placed him on the side of all those without power or influence. A long period of time may elapse before his equal appears on the scene,.
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January 11, 1986 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
Joseph Kraft, whose nationally syndicated column during the past quarter century earned him a reputation as one of America's foremost analysts of national and international affairs, died Friday night in Washington Hospital Center. He was 61. Kraft, who had a history of heart problems, entered the hospital a few days after Christmas after suffering from flu-like symptoms. He had been treated in the coronary care unit. Elizabeth Pozen, an assistant to Kraft, said that he died of heart failure.
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January 11, 1986 | GAYLORD SHAW, Times Staff Writer
Joseph Kraft, whose nationally syndicated column during the past quarter century earned him a reputation as one of America's foremost analysts of national and international affairs, died Friday night in Washington Hospital Center. He was 61. Kraft, who had a history of heart problems, entered the hospital a few days after Christmas after suffering from flu-like symptoms. He had been treated in the coronary care unit. Elizabeth Pozen, an assistant to Kraft, said that he died of heart failure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985
Joseph Kraft's column is an insult to President Reagan and, in my opinion, also to your readers. No one is perfect and when Kraft calls our President "shallow . . . a dream figure" and uses such terms as "fuzziness . . . a man with no master of the big problems . . . foggy rhetoric . . . half-formed ideas" and other innuendos, he is way off base. And so is The Times for printing this column. W.E. EARL Palm Desert
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1985
Thanks for two excellent Editorial Pages articles (July 22). Every Washington politician, corporation executive, and union labor leader should receive a copy of the incisive article on America's industrial erosion by Ernest Conine. It may not be too late to stop our slide into economic oblivion. I was greatly disheartened by the personality profile on White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan by Joseph Kraft. It is disturbing to realize that our great nation is currently being run by men who, despite their proven abilities in other fields, are so abysmally ignorant of the basic economic facts of life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1985
"President Reagan is the blithe spirit of world leaders. He works little, thinks less, specializes in funny stories and unfailingly sees the bright side of things." So wrote columnist Joseph Kraft (Editorial Pages, Dec. 30). Men always have had difficulty understanding a leader's job. And Kraft, journalist of long experience as he is, appears to be no exception. We know we must follow someone; that someone must lay out the work, for we are so busy doing it that we have not time and (here's the rub)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1985
I laid aside this morning's Editorial Pages (April 23) with a renewed conviction that the man occupying the Oval Office is both stupid and ignorant, that he is obtuse and insensitive, and that, above all, he is a liar. Saul Landau and Daniel Siegel ("Reagan's Penchant for 'Stretchers' ") refrained from using the word "liar," but they left no doubt as to what they meant. Even their generous comparison to Huck Finn was withdrawn when they said that "Unlike Mark Twain's character, Reagan's deception is not a case of benign fibbing."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1985
The effort by Joseph Kraft is appreciated. It is the latest warning in an increasing tide of danger to the nation brought on by zany White House leadership. The big question here is not the degree of wisdom of our political leaders. It is where were these writers five years ago? The abilities, or lack of them, and the phobias of the President were as well known then as they are now. Can it be that the Establishment has begun to fear for its own welfare? The big money that flooded this country with oceans of false propaganda did not use the work of mature writers to any extent unless they said "uncle."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1985
Thanks for two excellent Editorial Pages articles (July 22). Every Washington politician, corporation executive, and union labor leader should receive a copy of the incisive article on America's industrial erosion by Ernest Conine. It may not be too late to stop our slide into economic oblivion. I was greatly disheartened by the personality profile on White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan by Joseph Kraft. It is disturbing to realize that our great nation is currently being run by men who, despite their proven abilities in other fields, are so abysmally ignorant of the basic economic facts of life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1985
"President Reagan is the blithe spirit of world leaders. He works little, thinks less, specializes in funny stories and unfailingly sees the bright side of things." So wrote columnist Joseph Kraft (Editorial Pages, Dec. 30). Men always have had difficulty understanding a leader's job. And Kraft, journalist of long experience as he is, appears to be no exception. We know we must follow someone; that someone must lay out the work, for we are so busy doing it that we have not time and (here's the rub)
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