Skip to comments.The Terrible Truth About Walter Cronkite
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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and thats the way it was....
Crankcase was nothing more than a very good propagandist, but a lying propagandist nonetheless.
Not surprised that the media is fawning, esp after the spectacle after Michael Jackson’s death.
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.
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.
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.
The CBS special last night on Uncle Walter was so warm and fuzzy I got hives.
Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Marx, Engle, Lenin.
Mine was shorter, and I like the word Crankcase.
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.
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.
“Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Marx, Engle, Lenin.
And Conkrite. “
Birds of a feather.
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.
Repetitive redundancy! :)
Mara is from NPR. Nuff said.
Think Hitler, Stalin, Mousilini, it would actually be a crime to speak well of them.
and thats the way “it WASNT”... but reported as if it WAS.. basically by the Propaganda-in-Chief.. Commisar Cronkite.. the BullSqueeze Quack...
Bad man, good death.
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”.
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.
You know what they say, reinforce your points with repetition .... LOL.
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.
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
if there is any justice, he was forced to walk through the Killing Fields on his way to the next life...
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.
If that isn’t an ‘elitist, pompous, superiority smirk, I don’t know what is...
ping for later
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.
“It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the JUDGEMENT.”
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.
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.
Thank you for saying that.
...with a soothing voice to make his tripe palatable.
Cronkite used the trust me, don’t I look like your father/grandfather ploy to fool most of us for his entire career.
He never convinced me he was anything but a crankcase propagandist.
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.
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
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.