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TMZ Has Live Poll: Was Cronkite Best News Anchor Ever?
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Posted on 07/17/2009 9:43:27 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

Walter Cronkite -- And That's the Way It Is Posted Jul 17th 2009 8:18PM by TMZ Staff

Legendary CBS broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite has died.

Cronkite was known as "the most trusted man in America" -- legendary for delivering the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963 and the lunar landing in 1969.

Three weeks ago Cronkite's family revealed he had been suffering for years with cerebrovascular disease and was not expected to recuperate.

Cronkite was the anchor of the CBS network news from 1962 to 1981. He was known for signing off by saying, "And that's the way it is."

Cronkite died at home in New York at 7:42 PM -- he was 92

Poll at link above


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cronkite; death; poll

1 posted on 07/17/2009 9:43:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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Cronkite — best newsman ever?
Yes 87%
No 13%
Total Votes: 19,121

I’d say it needs a Freep


2 posted on 07/17/2009 9:43:58 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: My Favorite Headache
So who's the best anchor? They're ALL Ted Baxters and worse. Wish we could vote for Ted Baxter!

The faces who read the news. The only anchor I ever trusted was Brit.

3 posted on 07/17/2009 9:46:12 PM PDT by Mamzelle (No cure for the common scold)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He deserved a Walter Duranty award for his reporting.


4 posted on 07/17/2009 9:46:38 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Mamzelle

You just answered your own question...Hume..the best...period.


5 posted on 07/17/2009 9:47:55 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: My Favorite Headache

They should be more specific. “Best” for who? Americans or the NVA and Viet Cong?


6 posted on 07/17/2009 9:48:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare, "We know when it's time to take out the garbage!")
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To: My Favorite Headache

Yup, this poll was posted about on another thread. Been there, FReeped it! :~)


7 posted on 07/17/2009 9:48:19 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

He was a disgusting scumbag Rat who started the tradition of pretending to be a :trusted unbiased newsman: when the reality was far different.


8 posted on 07/17/2009 9:48:26 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: My Favorite Headache
My vote goes to Paul Revere. He gave the Americans the most important news, when they needed it the most!

-PJ

9 posted on 07/17/2009 9:50:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Heh. I couldn’t find the poll.


10 posted on 07/17/2009 9:51:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He was very good for the Viet Cong.


11 posted on 07/17/2009 9:53:48 PM PDT by quikdrw (Life is tough....it's even tougher if you are stupid.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You just gotta scroll down the stories and it is in his article.


12 posted on 07/17/2009 9:56:11 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: Mamzelle

I don’t trust any of them. They all pick low hanging fruit if it thinks it will get them $$$s/ratings. And, they (probably, under the direction of their bosses) will abandon the truth if it becomes unpopular!


13 posted on 07/17/2009 9:57:46 PM PDT by rightreb (I say bring it on)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Cronkite — best newsman ever?
Yes 87%
No 13%
Total Votes: 19,793


14 posted on 07/17/2009 9:58:14 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Cronkite — best newsman ever?
Yes 86%
No 14%
Total Votes: 19,988


15 posted on 07/17/2009 10:00:46 PM PDT by miele man
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To: My Favorite Headache

To me, Chris Berman is the best anchor.


16 posted on 07/17/2009 10:05:52 PM PDT by exist
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To: My Favorite Headache

He was certainly no Ron Burgundy. Stay Classy,,,


17 posted on 07/17/2009 10:08:14 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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Huntley/Brinkley hands down


18 posted on 07/17/2009 10:13:54 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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Was Cronkite Best News Anchor Ever?

Depends on your perspective; KGB or freedom lover.

19 posted on 07/17/2009 10:21:58 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Paleo Conservative
He deserved a Walter Duranty award for his reporting.

Bears repeating:

He deserved a Walter Duranty award for his reporting.


20 posted on 07/17/2009 10:23:49 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Chet 99

You nailed that ole commie!


21 posted on 07/17/2009 10:26:48 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: My Favorite Headache

Hey, he influenced hippie saliva to be spit upon returning soldiers and Harry Reid’s “The War Is Lost” speech to highschoolers, so let’s be fair with this poll. After all, he was always fair...wasn’t he?


22 posted on 07/17/2009 10:30:33 PM PDT by liberty75
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To: My Favorite Headache

Walter Cronkite was General Giap’s favorite newsman.


23 posted on 07/17/2009 10:30:44 PM PDT by Pelham (California, formerly part of the USA)
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To: Huskrrrr

Huntley was every bit as leftwing as Cronkite. Huntley famously called Goldwater a madman during the 1964 election.


24 posted on 07/17/2009 10:32:38 PM PDT by Pelham (California, formerly part of the USA)
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TMZ Has Live Poll: Was Cronkite Best News Anchor Ever?

I thought so, when I was young, ignorant and gullible. He had the "undertaker" delivery, which could make reading a recipe sound like a historic event.

I got older and wiser, and Walter came out of the liberal closet.

That changed everything. By then it was obvious to me that Walter thought that he personally was part of the world events, rather than just a reader of news.

The more things change... etc.
Whatever happened to Rather, the "fake but accurate" wannabe Cronkite??

25 posted on 07/17/2009 11:02:50 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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“My vote goes to Paul Revere. He gave the Americans the most important news, when they needed it the most.”

***

I heard a few weeks ago that the legend of Paul Revere is bogus. The story apparently is that Revere never made it to Concord. He was arrested by British soldiers a few miles outside Lexington. The soldiers released him, but they kept his horse. Revere had to walk back to Lexington.

Someone else, whose name escapes me, did make it to Concord, but it seems unlikely that he would have yelled, “The British are coming; the British are coming” since the colonists at that time still considered themselves British and they wouldn’t know what he was talking about.

Now, I can’t say this is for real, but this revised version of the story did strike me funny.


26 posted on 07/17/2009 11:18:08 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: My Favorite Headache

Clearly it is Brit Hume!


27 posted on 07/17/2009 11:21:18 PM PDT by Tigen (I shall raise you one .)
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Most of the people who frequent the TMZ site have no fricking clue who Walter Cronkite was. These are the same people who accused the Bush Administration of killing Kanye West’s mother when in reality she died from the ineptitude of her care givers after plastic surgery.


28 posted on 07/18/2009 3:43:36 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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The Father of bias news reporting!


29 posted on 07/18/2009 4:30:24 AM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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Where’s the choice for, “He was a slimy commie who should have been hanged for treason?”


30 posted on 07/18/2009 7:19:13 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: My Favorite Headache

Probably most influential at the time.

Thank God for the internet and Jim Thompson. We are not now so easily fooled.

What I really dread is another day of fawning so soon after MJ.


31 posted on 07/18/2009 7:25:58 AM PDT by altura (http://auntmarysdailymusings.blogspot.com/)
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