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Walter Cronkite, RIP
Commentary Magazine ^ | 07/17/09 | John Podhoretz

Posted on 07/18/2009 3:37:41 AM PDT by BCrago66

Walter Cronkite has died at the age of 92, and it’s a mark of how the world has changed since his heyday that not a person under the age of 25 will have any idea who he was—and not a person under the age of 25 has probably ever watched the program that made him, for a time, the most trusted man in America and the most august personage in the news business.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cronkite; podhoretz
I like the conclusion:

"So the passing of Walter Cronkite is a moment to remember an era that has passed, an era toward which we should not experience a moment’s nostalgia."

1 posted on 07/18/2009 3:37:41 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Of all of them, don’t miss this one.


2 posted on 07/18/2009 3:46:04 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: BCrago66

Prayers to his family.

However, I will not miss the liberal anchor.


3 posted on 07/18/2009 3:56:04 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: BCrago66

the “most trusted man in america”

turned out to be a liberal

and an opponent of the vietnam war.

our troops deserved better.


4 posted on 07/18/2009 4:00:07 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: BCrago66

Is it OK to say that I’m tired of it all already? Although I do enjoy the turd in the corner every time Dan Rather’s name isn’t mentioned re Uncle Walter being forced off the air.


5 posted on 07/18/2009 4:00:10 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama really did believe that stuff he was saying during the campaign)
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To: BCrago66
Cronkite, a variation of the German word krankheit which means sickness or disease.
6 posted on 07/18/2009 4:00:50 AM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: BCrago66

The Father of bias news reporting!


7 posted on 07/18/2009 4:01:00 AM PDT by Pardeeville Liberator
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To: BCrago66

He read editorial opinion as news, and people trusted him.


8 posted on 07/18/2009 4:01:07 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: BCrago66

A Founding Member of the Main Stream Media.


9 posted on 07/18/2009 4:04:56 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: R. Scott
"He read editorial opinion as news, and people trusted him.

Amen. I put him in the same class as Hanoi Jane.
US ARMY 1964-1968.

10 posted on 07/18/2009 4:06:02 AM PDT by DeaconRed (BO STINKS-AND THROWS LIKE A GIRL-AND IS A FRAUD)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yes, and another moment I’ve never forgotten from that {deleted]: his saying night after night during the Iranian hostage crisis that the hostages were being treated well.


11 posted on 07/18/2009 4:11:23 AM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: BCrago66

Too bad this couldn’t have happened before he got a chance to cover Viet Nam.


12 posted on 07/18/2009 4:11:39 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

A man who said he would welcome the devil at his side.


13 posted on 07/18/2009 4:13:13 AM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: pnh102

Cronkite was so embedded with the Kennedy clan and the liberal Democrats but now we all have to hear several days of how honest, objective, fair, and unbiased he was. What a bunch of BS. If only we had the internet and Fox News back in the 60s.


14 posted on 07/18/2009 4:15:37 AM PDT by doosee
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To: reg45
Cronkite, a variation of the German word krankheit which means sickness or disease.

No Cronkite? Gesundheit!

Seriously, though, run a search of krankheit and gesundheit.

It's political. Makes me wonder if "Cronkite" actually was his surname?

15 posted on 07/18/2009 4:37:24 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: R. Scott

A couple of years ago the AARP magazine did a puff piece on dear Uncle Walter.

They had to admit they got thousands of letters of complaint and disgust at their interpretation of this man.

The msm can bloviate all they want about the most trusted news anchor.

The people KNOW the truth. Or at least, peers of his age know the truth.

He was not to be trusted.


16 posted on 07/18/2009 4:37:28 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: BCrago66

In a perfect world, Fat Teddy Kennedy would have taken Jane Fonda for a ride across the Chappaquiddick Bridge that fateful night, and as the car plunged into the water, it would have struck Uncle Walter in his boat, looking for clues and never finding any.


17 posted on 07/18/2009 4:37:37 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: BCrago66
Bui Tin, North Vietnamese army officer and journalist:

"Our (Tet) loses were staggering and a complete surprise. (General) Giap later told me that Tet had been a military defeat, though we had gained the planned political advantages when (President) Johnson agreed to negotiate and did not run for re-election."

"... and that's the way it is."

18 posted on 07/18/2009 4:37:52 AM PDT by shoptalk (Defend principles, not personalities. Personalities will always break your heart.)
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To: BCrago66

A squadron of F-4s dropping bombs on his grave would be appropriate, followed by A-4s strafing the atoms.


19 posted on 07/18/2009 4:44:21 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: R. Scott; Voter#537; doosee
The big lie isn't the stories that Cronkite and the other MSM talking heads feed us. It's that there could be or even should be unbiased "objective" news. B.S., just deciding what is and isn't news is a subjective/opinionated act.

Better yet, news sources should just clearly state their editorial perspective and then let us decide. Remember all of those newspapers that have/had "Democrat" or "Republican" in their title?

20 posted on 07/18/2009 4:48:44 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Halgr
The American political science review
Die Welt krankheit. Herausgeber. Politisch-Anthropologische Monatsschrift. June,
1920. . Satanism and the world order. Gilbert Murray. ...
books.google.com/books?id=C1WFAAAAMAAJ

21 posted on 07/18/2009 4:53:50 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Voter#537

I wondered if he worked for the Politburo’s America Desk.


22 posted on 07/18/2009 5:04:12 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: BCrago66

Another famous Cronkite moment, just to sweep up any unaffected by previous outrages; it was dear uncle Walter who consoled poor Bill Clinton aboard his boat the day after the Lewinsky prime time speech back in ‘98.


23 posted on 07/18/2009 5:04:23 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: BCrago66

R.I.H. Walter


24 posted on 07/18/2009 5:06:48 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: gusopol3
He admitted to lying to the America public to end the War in Vietnam because HE WAS AGAINST IT. He was a lying pos liberal who sucked up to toon and defended that pos to the bitter end... I would say “Rest in Peace”... but I know where his final destination lies.

LLS

25 posted on 07/18/2009 5:07:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Carley

People in journalism have elevated Cronkite to the status of icon. The journalists at AARP would not be an exception.


26 posted on 07/18/2009 5:07:41 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Halgr

“A man who said he would welcome the devil at his side.”

He has my FRiend... he has!

LLS


27 posted on 07/18/2009 5:08:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: BCrago66

28 posted on 07/18/2009 5:12:54 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Pardeeville Liberator
Yes, he was the father of leftist propaganda in America. He was the American Goebbels.

I would laugh if it wasn't so troubling at all the lies that he was “unbiased.” The more the news screams it, the more biased you know he was.

29 posted on 07/18/2009 5:13:34 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Red Dog #1
Better yet, news sources should just clearly state their editorial perspective and then let us decide.

The morning news is doing a segment on him now. A news anchor being interviewed mentioned Cronkite’s editorializing during his news broadcasts - but added that when Cronkite ended a show with his opinion he didn’t close with “That’s the way it is”, because it was his opinion, not fact. That was supposed to excuse it.
How many viewers noticed the difference?
30 posted on 07/18/2009 5:14:46 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: MrEdd

Like that eulogy.

`ol Uncle Walter has the blood of too many good
men on his hands for me to mourn his passing


31 posted on 07/18/2009 5:29:30 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: BCrago66
I am a proud Viet Nam VET and I'm glad to see this sorry bastard (Cronkite) gone!!

Sadly, it would have been so much more appropriate (this man getting away with his written BS on the war sometimes caused me to have doubt if there really was a God), and would have made many of us VETS happier had it been the late 60's

32 posted on 07/18/2009 5:42:53 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: mkjessup

Damn, that was a fine piece of writing, but you forgot to have his passenger, Pelosi, killed when Wally’s boat exploded, the metal shards annihilating Obama’s future mother who was working in the galley. I could go on but you get the drift!


33 posted on 07/18/2009 5:43:12 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Voter#537

If any one individual could be responsible for losing the war it would be Walter Cronkite.


34 posted on 07/18/2009 5:46:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Harold Shea

Given all the news coverage of his passing, it means a lot more to the industry than to many Americans today, particularly those under 40 years old. Hard not to laugh when his time is referred to as “the golden age” of television news. Golden for whom?


35 posted on 07/18/2009 5:54:28 AM PDT by CheneyClone
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To: R. Scott
Just more evidence that unbiased news simply cannot exist.
36 posted on 07/18/2009 6:18:14 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: BCrago66

Brace yourselves for another two or more solid weeks of Michael Jackson style, over-the-top, tear-jerking, 24/7 TV news wailing and moaning over the loss of another all but forgotten big name from the past.

Meanwhile, Ayatollah Obama and the leftist monkeys and goons in congress will be finishing up their job of ripping the guts out of the American economy and wiping their filthy hands off with the constitution.

But the media will be too busy eulogizing this rabid lefty to report on the theivery and treason taking place in congress. And they won’t bother to report on the part Cronkite himself played in building the hate-flled leftist culture that is now destroying the Republic.


37 posted on 07/18/2009 6:36:01 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If you cannot be a good example you can serve as horrible warning - like Obama.)
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To: All; gusopol3; Turret Gunner A20; Erik Latranyi; reg45; Iron Munro; PhilDragoo; ken21; shoptalk; ...

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NEVER FORGET

.

WALTER CRONKITE =

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80653

.

“No. WALTER, that’s NOT the way it is” =

We Vietnam Vets watching the ‘CBS Evening News with WALTER CRONKITE’ misinformation TV Show upon our return from the Vietnam War

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For, once a soldier and young...

They are still soldiers

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66978

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Just for the LOVE of FREEDOM..!!!

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NEVER FORGET

.


38 posted on 07/18/2009 4:22:39 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Iron Munro

I’m afraid you’re right my FRiend.


39 posted on 07/18/2009 6:25:27 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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