Skip to comments.CBS News Legendary Anchorman Walter Cronkite Dead at Age 92 - Video of Cronkite
Posted on 07/17/2009 5:59:12 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
News is out tonight that long-time CBS News Anchorman Walter Cronkite has died at the age of 92 . . . . Cronkite was the news for several generations of Americans. It was a five-night a week tradition at my house to sit down and watch the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. In his later years, Cronkite revealed a very strong liberal bent, far more so than was obvious in his newscasts, although he certainly leaned toward the Democrats. But his face and voice will always be synonymous with the news. Below is video of one of his most famous moments, when he announced the death of President John F. Kennedy, on November 22, 1963 . . . (Watch Video of Cronkite)
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One of the most destructive propagandists in American history. My sympathy goes out to those who loved him and have experienced a sense of loss.
Where do traitors go when they die?
Should have been shot for treason years ago he could have covered it till the order to fire was givin POS
He should have a lot to answer for to the Almighty . . . can’t say I’m saddened at all by this news . . .
Who cares. He is just an old man. He should have submitted to end his life years ago.
Rest in peace Walter.
Well, until they're finally planted in the cold cold ground, their caskets make wonderful soapboxes for Liberal politicians.
Good riddance .
Proof that you can outlive your reputation. He left the air so long ago that there are many people who ether never saw him, or only saw the twilight of his career. I think he is forever linked to an era of “3 networks and only 3 networks” and this position of “oracle” of network news is now understood to be a function, not of his greatness as a journalist/tv anchorman, but of the paucity of choices in news media back “in the day”. I’m saying his reputation was undeserved - a function of being the first to do something for which there were no standards.
He’s lucky he died before Obama care set in.
I’m obviously in the minority here, but these are some pretty harsh comments. Yes, he was a liberal in his personal beliefs but with few exceptions, he adhered to a standard of journalism that has been lost. Everyone has personal beliefs, it’s whether they allow them to affect the way they do their job that counts.
I’m not defending him, I didn’t know him personally, but when I think of how what we now call the MSM has damaged this country and continues to do so day after day, I’d welcome the likes of Uncle Walter back into the anchor chair.
He would’ve survived Obama care — he is one of the elites.
The world kept on turning after he retired, and will keep on turning now that he’s dead. How important does that make him?
And, he won’t get a fraction of the coverage given to the child molester who just died.
Here comes another Michael Jackson type over play to hide the impending danger of Obama’s policies. Cronkite was a commie in his own right they will use his death as a tool to slide these things through.
Should be Christian but, I’m so glad that this commie bastard’s dead. He has the blood of every man & woman who died in Vietnam on his hands. Hope he has a good explanation for St. Peter.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Burn baby burn.
Great, this gives the Communist News Network(s) an excuse to not cover what is most important to the american people, the economy and the Kenyan in the WH.
Say hello to Pol Pot Howard and all the communist leaders of Vietnam you gave aid and comfort to.
In 1968, Cronkite single-handedly turned the Tet offensive victory into a US loss in the eyes of the American public. Walter Cronkite, America’s most respected journalist at that time, suggested that America wasn’t winning the war. It was inaccurate, but no matter, it created the first significant crack in President Johnson’s belief that he could win both the war and re-election.
Growing reluctance in America to support a war we weren’t winning led Nixon to pull the troops out...and the Democrats reneiged on their promise to contiue supporting the South Vietnamese with arms.
R.I.P. Walter Cronkite - pathetic traitor and patriarch to the current MSM.
His declaration from the CBS anchor chair that the Vietnam War was lost, (post Tet 0ffensive,) gave the North Vietnamese and the anti-war movement added propaganda to use against America.
He was a traitor and I’ll shed no tears for him.
He is the first in a long line of liberal commentators that lost their way. God rest his soul.
I understand that you mean well.
But in Cronkites time his blatant partinsanship and prejudices and worship of JFK and LBJ were accepted as honest journalism as there was simply no other source of information for thee and me.
He and CBS were worse than MSNBC and Olberman, but there was no context.
Or perhaps he’s the first casualty of Obama care, having a heart attack upon seeing how his 70 year career in news/politics sewed the seeds of his own demise.
Legendary for under cutting our troops and country he was a socialist elitists why dont we post headlines when the real hero’s die our men and women in the military who cares this man dwarfs in comparison to them.
If that Dante guy was right, he's now in the 3rd lowest level of hell
Some of the comments are simply shocking.
We can - should be able to - separate politics, commerce and personal lives.
“when I think of how what we now call the MSM has damaged this country and continues to do so day after day, Id welcome the likes of Uncle Walter back into the anchor chair.”
Sorry, but I know people who died in that mess this ba$stard helped to create. So, in less than a month we lost a child molester and a traitor . . . Worthless human beings!
Then you won’t like this one- good, just too bad he lived so long. Another POS bites the dust.
He’s roasting in “HE” double toothpick...
Americans were 'emotionally' bound (and thus let their liberal side prevail).
Communitarians with bleeding hearts likely opened the door for the 'marxist' collectivists who now are calling the shots. Did I say, "likely",? What I really meant was: bet your ass, they did.
Imagine a news icon relating the story of rugged individualists fending off urban spawned criminals, leading eventually to full social acceptance and application of the second ammendment.
If I thought that's all it would take (playing on people's emotions) to get us back on track, I'd help pay the cost of plastic surgery for someone who's 'image' would have to proceed the message.(Meghan Kelly perhaps, 'cause no surgery necessary but- could use a serious 'news' icon 'boost'.)
I'm embarrassed to admit I live in TV Land. But I'm not too stupid to realize it's potential when it comes to reaching 'the masses'. (I don't think this was a hump the Founding Fathers ever envisioned, btw.) TV is not just for emotional women with hormone issues, so why does our national policy on almost everything seem predicated on such?
I'll tell you why: there's been a collective banning of Power to the Penis. That's right. We're living in the era of the Vagina Monolouges.
We can't tell someone they're on their own with six kids living in a ghetto, 'cause we "have no penis". We can't tell a student to look for a job the government hasn't created because "we have no penis". We can't even tell the State to "Go to hell, we're not paying anymore taxes" because we have no penis. By now, some are probably made ill by my refrences to a body part, but let's face it, much of America is run by, and headed on a course suitable to, those 'without' one. Think about it.
Now, as has been often the case, we must suffer through the lionization of another TV celebrity "journalist" as part of the self-serving efforts of the MSM to elevate their own. Cronkite was a legend in his own mind. I do find it amusing that Katie Couric is currently filling the Cronkite chair.
You must be joking. How old are you?
Cronkite was a public figure. He affected other people's lives and even our national policies. How can you separate him from that? When Teddy Kennedy kicks the bucket, will you say the same thing?
Cronkite involved himself in politics, and he is subject to the same criticism as any politician. In fact, our present-day commentators should be treated the same way.
Agreed. Since when does death insulate someone from criticism?
Good grief, you would almost think he was Michael Jackson.
Good riddance to the lying SOB!! I hope he is turning a nice crispy black in h%ll as I type this!!
He is single-handedly responsible for the deaths of THOUSANDS of young men, both American and Vietnamese, PLUS the deaths of innocent Vietnamese civilians who were unfortunately caught in the cross-fire.
I hope his sorry carcass rots for the next thousand years and he has to live with the stench of his own body.
“Most trusted man in America”!!?? I spit on his lies and only regret that I’ll never get the chance to dance on his grave!!
He did pretty good moon landing and WWII coverage...
(dodging thread brickbats from behind Howard K Smith’s ghost)
and yes I was there
Allow me to educate you, my FRiend. "Uncle Walter" came on the air one evening and declared that the American troops in Vietnam suffered a crushing defeat in the Tet Offensive.
The only problem was, he was lying and he knew it. Decades later, in the autobiography of one of the North Vietnamese generals did we learn that not only was the Tet Offensive NOT a defeat for the American troops, it was such a resounding victory for them that the North Vietnamese were on the verge of capitulating. Until, that is, they saw "Uncle Walter's" news reports. The report demoralized American troops and energized our enemies.
Your "Uncle Walter" is single-handedly responsible for the deaths of thousands of young American and Vietnamese troops as well as the innocent civilians who were caught in the crossfire between them. Had he reported the truth, the Vietnam War would have ended years earlier and there wouldn't be anywhere nearly as many names incribed on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall.
Still want to see the lying SOB back on the air?? He provided the model they all use today!!
He was a socialist stooge and bigtime supporter of world government. He received an award from the World Federalist Association for supporting globalism.
BFD, as far as I’m concerned. May God have merct on his poor deceived soul (and of those others he misled with his slanted views of reality).
Excellent, I knew some Freeper would have a great answer.
Walter Conkite = Harry Reid “ the war is lost”
Prayers to the families of all the Marines and soldiers who died needlessly in Vietnam after sick Soviet dupe Cronkite declared the war a lost cause and made sure to tell his American audience exactly that every night.
Don’t jump down my throat when people are kicking dirt on the casket before the body is even cold.
Cronkite was elected to nothing - if he affected lives hard luck but so did thousands of others in all walks of life. I have no great love for him or his ideology but the lynch mob mentality is beneath FR and anyone else with a modicum of decency.
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