MIKE WALLACE AND WHO HE WAS
The journalist Mike Wallace passed away yesterday. A very accomplished man. If critics are concerned about a journalist asking a candidate for high office "what newspapers do you read?", they sure would have had conniptions about his direct and hard-hitting questions of so many prominent people.
My comment is about media reports on his background: "son of Russian immigrants" mentioned a few. No, he was not. He was the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia. Very big difference. His Jewish heritage should be given credit -- not his family's place of origin (could have been any place -- it was his family and upbringing that made him what he was).
I wrote about this in a long-ago post, regrettably, on a difficult individual. Also, much earlier, I wrote "Did Your Baba Come from Austria?" The essence of my point remains. It's not where you are born, but to whom.