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Richard Scaife, conservative champion,
newsman and philanthropist, dies at 82

Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh PA), by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/4/2014 8:17:26 AM

Tribune-Review owner and philanthropist Richard Mellon Scaife, whose vision and funding reinvigorated conservative politics in America, died Friday, July 4, in his home. His death came just one day after his 82nd birthday. Many of the nation´s leading conservatives considered him to be the man who sustained the Republican Party after its crushing defeat in the 1964 presidential election and the Watergate scandal in 1972. His support for and promotion of a conservative agenda led to Ronald Reagan´s election as president in 1980 and the nation´s turn toward the principles those two men shared. He and Reagan remained friends and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/4/2014 8:42:46 AM     (No. 9910674)

An American free speech hero. RIP

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/4/2014 8:45:21 AM     (No. 9910679)

He was called home on the 4th of July. Rest in eternal peace.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Screwgun, 7/4/2014 9:07:17 AM     (No. 9910716)

James Carville liked to use RMS the way Harry Reid uses the Koch Brothers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/4/2014 9:33:42 AM     (No. 9910752)

He joins Jefferson and Adams in the list of patriots who will be honored on this day because of their service.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: nigella, 7/4/2014 11:19:59 AM     (No. 9910900)

RIP to a true American...

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