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The Terrible Truth About Walter Cronkite
Accuracy In Media ^ | July 20, 2009 | CLIFF KINCAID

Posted on 07/20/2009 6:58:23 AM PDT by AIM Freeper

It is wrong to speak ill of the dead. On the other hand, it is an insult to the intelligence of the American people to pretend that Walter Cronkite was the "voice of God" and "universally credible," as Mara Liasson put it on Fox News Sunday. The terrible truth is that Walter Cronkite symbolized liberal media bias and used that bias with disastrous consequences for our nation and the world. His latest cause was world government and the destruction of American sovereignty.

We found out after his retirement that he was not only a liberal, which was evident from his broadcasts, but a one-worlder. In appearances before the World Federalist Association, which favors world government financed by global taxes, he called for the U.S. to renounce "some of its sovereignty" and pass a series of United Nations treaties-many of which are now being pushed in the Senate by President Barack Obama. Cronkite called for an "international Liberty Bell."

He called for Senate ratification of the Treaty to Ban Land Mines, the Law of the Sea Treaty, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Most important, he said, we should sign and ratify the Treaty for a Permanent International Criminal Court, which would violate U.S. constitutional rights by enabling foreign judges to prosecute American citizens and imprison them in foreign jails. Cronkite was determined to use the U.N. and its treaties to inhibit the ability of the U.S. to act in its own national security interests.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aim; bigmedia; cbsnews; cronkite; liberalmedia; mediabias

1 posted on 07/20/2009 6:58:24 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper

and thats the way it was....


2 posted on 07/20/2009 7:00:29 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: AIM Freeper

Crankcase was nothing more than a very good propagandist, but a lying propagandist nonetheless.


3 posted on 07/20/2009 7:01:13 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: AIM Freeper

Not surprised that the media is fawning, esp after the spectacle after Michael Jackson’s death.


4 posted on 07/20/2009 7:04:14 AM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected (Who is John Thompson?)
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To: AIM Freeper
It is wrong to speak ill of the dead

WHY? Their death does not change the facts of their life. If they were lying liberal propagandists in life, they don't suddenly become truthful upon assuming room temperature.

5 posted on 07/20/2009 7:04:38 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: AIM Freeper

Yes it is wrong to speak ill of the dead but the man was an anti-American left wing liberal and there is no debate about this fact. He was one of the important reasons why we were forced to lose the Vietnam war and the horrible human catastrophes that followed in South East Asia. We lost the Vietnam war not in the jungle of Vietnam but on the evening news broadcast by Walter Cronkite and the front pages of the New York Times.


6 posted on 07/20/2009 7:04:41 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: AIM Freeper
It is wrong to speak ill of the dead.

We really need to move beyond this taboo. If something that someone who is dead did in life was indeed bad, there should be nothing wrong with speaking it, even if such speech is derisive and caustic.

7 posted on 07/20/2009 7:05:58 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: AIM Freeper

8 posted on 07/20/2009 7:07:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: AIM Freeper

The CBS special last night on Uncle Walter was so warm and fuzzy I got hives.


9 posted on 07/20/2009 7:08:10 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Tarpon
"The terrible truth is that Walter Cronkite symbolized liberal media bias and used that bias with disastrous consequences for our nation and the world. His latest cause was world government and the destruction of American sovereignty."
10 posted on 07/20/2009 7:08:40 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: jveritas
We lost the Vietnam war not in the jungle of Vietnam but on the evening news broadcast by Walter Cronkite and the front pages of the New York Times.

Worth repeating.

11 posted on 07/20/2009 7:08:50 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: AIM Freeper
It is wrong to speak ill of the dead.

Not true.

Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Marx, Engle, Lenin.

And Conkrite.

12 posted on 07/20/2009 7:09:21 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("If they taxed condoms and toilet paper, they'd have us coming and going." - Lazamataz, 2002)
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To: newfreep

Mine was shorter, and I like the word Crankcase.


13 posted on 07/20/2009 7:09:43 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: AIM Freeper
People like Mara Liasson who honor Cronkite as a great American either refuse to take a good look, or they are also one worlders--which I believe many of the media are.

What infuriates me is that these overpaid, over celebrated, over rated media and Hollywood types that hate what the US is and want us to be like Europe and other countries, would NEVER have risen to where they are if under a one world govt. They have enjoyed EVERY success that our sovereignty avails them and haven't enough brain power to understand.

vaudine

14 posted on 07/20/2009 7:10:57 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: AIM Freeper

considering that he had a high level security clearance and was briefed on every aspect of the war in Vietnam, he was highly qaulified to proclaim to the American people that the war was unwinnable. (sarcasm, of course).
Look what happens when you give the media voice where they have no place.


15 posted on 07/20/2009 7:16:22 AM PDT by RDTF ("I'm pretty sure this is a 2 man job once the shooting starts")
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To: Lazamataz

“Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Marx, Engle, Lenin.

And Conkrite. “

Birds of a feather.


16 posted on 07/20/2009 7:18:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: sarasota
The CBS special last night on Uncle Walter was so warm and fuzzy I got hives.

The CBS Sunday Morning program had several segments on him that were so saccharine I almost went into a coma. Of course, they never touched his traitorous Tet Offensive comments. As to the article, it has long been my observation that elderly people of every political stripe seem to go fuzzy with advancing age. Conservatives should compare the Barry Goldwater of the 1980s with the 1964 BG campaign to get a sense of what I mean.

17 posted on 07/20/2009 7:18:06 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Tarpon
lying propagandist

Repetitive redundancy! :)

18 posted on 07/20/2009 7:18:43 AM PDT by Free State Four
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To: vaudine

Mara is from NPR. Nuff said.


19 posted on 07/20/2009 7:18:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: pnh102

Think Hitler, Stalin, Mousilini, it would actually be a crime to speak well of them.


20 posted on 07/20/2009 7:19:46 AM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: AIM Freeper

and thats the way “it WASNT”... but reported as if it WAS.. basically by the Propaganda-in-Chief.. Commisar Cronkite.. the BullSqueeze Quack...


21 posted on 07/20/2009 7:22:34 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: from occupied ga
I agree.

Bad man, good death.

22 posted on 07/20/2009 7:22:48 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator (Still waiting for journalists ask Obama how he'll "heal" a deeply divided nation- FreeperOldDeckHand)
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To: AIM Freeper

You’ve heard of the separation of Church and State, well there used to be the separation of Reporting and Opinion. Walter Concrete was one of the first to blur that separation, much to the detriment of modern news “reporting”.


23 posted on 07/20/2009 7:24:17 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: sarasota

Agree, and the CBS special last night did not have a single conservative discuss Cronkites body of work. Heck, there wasn’t even a ‘moderate’. Limbaugh, Gingrich and/or O’Reilly would have provided some balance to the program.


24 posted on 07/20/2009 7:25:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free State Four

You know what they say, reinforce your points with repetition .... LOL.


25 posted on 07/20/2009 7:25:30 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: AIM Freeper
Cronkite used the “trust me, don't I look like your father/grandfather” ploy to fool most of us for his entire career.
He tried to join a genealogical society in New York back in the 60’s and could not prove his descent from the colonist he claimed. The society did not care about his celebrity status, just that he prove himself eligible. Cronkite could not. Good bye Walter, you fake!
26 posted on 07/20/2009 7:31:09 AM PDT by BatGuano
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To: AIM Freeper
The communist is gone. So sad.
27 posted on 07/20/2009 7:32:52 AM PDT by ryan71 (We're in deep kimchi!)
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To: AIM Freeper

Walter Cronkite is dead. I wish he’d died long ago. I won’t miss him. May God have mercy on his stained, diseased soul.


28 posted on 07/20/2009 7:32:53 AM PDT by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: Last Dakotan

Absolutly correct,the North Vietnamese knew all they had
to do was hold on and they would win because of Cronkite,Jane
Fonda and other swine like them

I`ve been cursing his name since `70 and won`t stop now


29 posted on 07/20/2009 7:38:07 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: AIM Freeper

if there is any justice, he was forced to walk through the Killing Fields on his way to the next life...


30 posted on 07/20/2009 7:38:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AIM Freeper

Anyone have a handy link to all Cronkite’s communist associations and entanglements? I think this article only touches on his involvement with American/Foreign subversives.


31 posted on 07/20/2009 7:41:02 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: JoeProBono

If that isn’t an ‘elitist, pompous, superiority smirk, I don’t know what is...


32 posted on 07/20/2009 7:41:33 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The Light at the end of the Tunnel, is the Headlamp of an Oncoming Train)
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To: AIM Freeper

ping for later


33 posted on 07/20/2009 7:47:03 AM PDT by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: AIM Freeper

After cutting and running from SE Asia...Cronkite was instrumental in not reporting the slaughter the communists engaged in...something like 2 million died...in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

If the MSM doesn’t report it, it must not be news.


34 posted on 07/20/2009 7:47:16 AM PDT by kjo
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To: AIM Freeper

“It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the JUDGEMENT.”


35 posted on 07/20/2009 7:53:18 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: pnh102
Speaking ill of the dead does not apply when liberals speak ill of the Founding Fathers, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul, et al.

It only applies, like so many other things, to conservatives, and we MUST not speak ill of the LIBERAL dead. Horsefeathers! The world would have been much different if Adolf Hitler died in the trenches of WWI.
Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao Tse Tung, et al are all better dead than breathing.

36 posted on 07/20/2009 8:09:36 AM PDT by Tahoe3002
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To: AIM Freeper

The irony is that when he went live with his opinion about the Viet Nam war, and how he thought it unwinnable, it was the day that TV journalism started its slow death.

Now every idiot that could call themself a journalist figured it was OK to get up there and tell us what they thought, as if they were qualified to comment.

Here we are today. Dan Rather got caught forging documents and proffering them as proof a US president lied about his military status. TMZ is considered credible. The National Enquirer brought down a candidate for US President.

The Big Three’s numbers for nightly news have plummeted. People are getting their news from blogs, Twitter, FR, and mostly Drudge than anywhere else. On the left, its only propaganda - Daily Kos, HuffPo, Wonkette, et. al.

Their patron saint is the guy that put a bullet in their rice bowl. He’s going to have to answer for 1M dead Cambodians, at least in part.


37 posted on 07/20/2009 8:16:26 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: from occupied ga

Thank you for saying that.


38 posted on 07/20/2009 8:21:53 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Tarpon

...with a soothing voice to make his tripe palatable.


39 posted on 07/20/2009 8:26:13 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: BatGuano

Cronkite used the “trust me, don’t I look like your father/grandfather” ploy to fool most of us for his entire career.


Well put, I was just thinking that. Basically had what it takes to be a character actor in “B” movies, but parlayed that into many millions and advancing and evil agenda. Sad.


40 posted on 07/20/2009 8:30:13 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 556x45

He never convinced me he was anything but a crankcase propagandist.


41 posted on 07/20/2009 8:31:00 AM PDT by Tarpon
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To: AIM Freeper
Nice call on TET, Walt.

/s
42 posted on 07/20/2009 9:06:54 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: AIM Freeper

In our house it was “Huntley and Brinkley”. Not that I remember if they were any better, I was pretty young at the time, but I thought their intro and exit music was good.


43 posted on 07/20/2009 9:13:48 AM PDT by tal hajus
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To: brytlea

And getting seriously ill doesn’t turn you into a saint either. You ought to hear with I have to say about Teddy Kennedy. Though I got scolded by some FR moron for daring to rejoice in the fact that GBM is going to end fat Teddy’s reign of socialism


44 posted on 07/20/2009 9:37:36 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Thrownatbirth

Yeah, Walt proclaimed that our killing and capturing of 6/8ths of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong while losing only 6,000 men (a crushing defeat for the communist)was a “devasting loss.”

What a dipshit.

Rot in Hell, Walt.


45 posted on 07/20/2009 10:10:46 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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