I will miss him.
posted on 12/19/2001 6:54:18 PM PST
by Jean S
To: Jim Robinson, MoralSense
posted on 12/19/2001 6:55:52 PM PST
by Jean S
To: backhoe; Arthur Wildfire! March; eddie willers; Senator Pardek
posted on 12/19/2001 7:01:29 PM PST
by Jean S
In memorium bump.
posted on 12/19/2001 7:06:59 PM PST
He was also a highly-regarded participant on the CS (Clinton Scandals) and CAS (Clinton Administration Scandals) mailing lists.
posted on 12/19/2001 7:32:21 PM PST
Mr. Zehr, you were one of the best. Rest In Peace.
Goodbye, Ed. I know I'm not the only one who read that you had left us, and just sat there stunned, thinking, "How could you? Get back here right now!"
posted on 12/19/2001 7:56:06 PM PST
Zehr was great. He will be missed.
(And thank you, JeanS, for regularly posting his work for the past few years).
posted on 12/19/2001 11:59:56 PM PST
Like all great writers, Ed edited. and edited again. And then edited once more. What takes you ten or fifteen minutes to read, took the author hours to write and edit.
And it showed. He nailed his subjects, backing his assertations with multiple examples. You know, the way a commentator is supposed to write. With 3 Ed Zehrs, one could topple the liberal media without firing a shot. I'll miss his writing dearly.
posted on 01/22/2002 3:00:49 PM PST
But that everyone who passes could have such grand words spoken of them. It speaks volumes of both of you. Thank you for sharing.
Very nice. I was glad this was bumped up - you posted it when I was on vacation. I miss both Ed and The Washington Weekly a great deal.
To: JeanS; Carry_Okie
"The people who guide and manipulate the environmental movement are another matter. Mark Vande Pol writes that 'What was once a group of dedicated volunteers is now becoming a brutal phalanx of corporate foundations, government agencies, lawyers, and global power interests, all manipulating private resource value for ulterior purposes.'"
Mark, I didn't even know that Ed Zehr had died, but here he is quoting you...
Before FreeRepublic, there were newsgroups and mail lists. That's where I first learned about Ed Zehr, who was a frequent contributor to a.c-e.c.w and the CAS list. His depth and breadth of knowledge was overwhelming.
It was obvious from the start he was not a journalist. His articles were thorough, technically flawless and exhibited the same kind of skepticism of officialdom that most of us on the list shared. If reporters in the mainstream media had even a fraction of Zehr's engineering background the FBI's TWA 800 investigation might well have taken a different tack.
Whether it was the Foster "suicide," Flight 800 or the Clinton administration pulling the wool over innocent reporters and Republicans with one of its proposals, we could count on Ed Zehr to sort out truth from fiction. I particularly appreciate his thorough debunking of the CIA's explanation for Flight 800's alleged 3000-foot climb after the explosion. Nobody else had both the engineering background and a willingness to challenge the establishment on this, sadly. Zehr's well-written but technical articles on Flight 800 were read by maybe 800 people, understood by far fewer.
He will be hard to replace. May he rest in peace.
But thanks to the magic of e-mail, we were often in touch with each other...
RIP "Mr. Ed".
I appreciate your posting this Jean. I am shocked and will miss Ed. We exchanged e-mails back during the Summer of 2001. Having been sidelined for a few months due to an operation, I recently sent mail to Ed and it went unanswered. Tonight, I did a search on Google and was led here. What a shock !!! Do you or anyone reading this thread know where I might find, archived, any of Ed's Commentaries. I neglected to save many that were on Washington-Weekly's site ? That site is down now. What a loss to untold numbers of people !! Rest in Peace Ed. John
posted on 02/23/2002 8:36:18 PM PST
Voice of Freedom bump. Free at last Ed Zehr...free at last.
posted on 02/23/2002 8:57:05 PM PST
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