Skip to comments.What the Other Obits Won't Tell You About Cronkite (He pushed a radical agenda)
Posted on 07/19/2009 5:59:39 AM PDT by kellynla
WASHINGTON Walter Cronkite is dead at 92 but most Americans, many of whom considered him "the most trusted man" in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor still don't know what motivated him and how he secured such an influential and lofty position.
He was like a grandfatherly institution in the early days of TV. People believed him. Uncle Walter wouldn't lie, America believed.
Thus, when he gave his opinions, they had impact. One example was his report on the Tet offensive in Vietnam, which is credited with swinging the tide of opinion against the war.
Even in his death, however, nobody has addressed how and why an otherwise obscure figure at the time was elevated to become the most prominent anchorman on television.
The story was told publicly in the July 10, 2000, edition of the Nation, a Marxist-oriented journal, in a report on death of Blair Clark, who served as editor of the Nation from 1976 through 1978: "Whether it was calling on Philip Roth to recommend a Nation literary editor or persuading CBS News president Richard Salant to make Walter Cronkite anchor of CBS Evening News, Blair had a gift for the recognition and recruitment of excellence."
Clark was not only the editor of the Nation, he was also heir to the Clark thread fortune, a Harvard classmate and friend of John F. Kennedy, a buddy of Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee and the manager of Eugene McCarthy's 1968 campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
He veered back and forth between politics and journalism seamlessly as an associate publisher of the New York Post, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, vice president and general manager of CBS News and yet remained a fixture in Democratic Party politics throughout his career.
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And Cronkite's claim that becuase we were losing during the Tet Offensive, the war was lost...nothing further from the truth could have been said!
In fact, for every Ameican lost during the Tet Offensive, 100 of the enemy were lost.
Agree but you know how the media likes to play with numbers when we are in a war.
"Normandy exposed Eisenhower as an incompetent commander."
"Iwo Jima is a quagmire"
"Roosevelt the crippled Jew is fighting the war for his Wall Street buddies and the military-industrial complex so they can get rich and get the peoples' minds off the Depression."
His obit would have interested me 25 years ago. Now I know he was using our minds. I use my own mind now Walter.
And Cronkite's claim that becuase we were losing during the Tet Offensive, the war was lost...nothing further from the truth could have been said! In fact, for every Ameican lost during the Tet Offensive, 100 of the enemy were lost.At the Battle of the Ardennes Salient (The Battle of the Bulge), the Allies were losing for the first few days. By Walter's logic, we should have withdrawn all American forces and left Europe to the Germans.
When Farah has actual facts to reference, he’s a pretty good writer.
Cronkite was the sort of thing "up with which dad would not put."
He hated Cronkite after Tet. I was young and couldn't really get worked up about a news reader. Since then I've seen the cr#p that Rather, Jennings and the rest of the MSM has pulled. Thank God they're so stupid that they don't realize that most people are getting their news edited by the internet and web sites like this.
I have been avoiding FR and the news over Cronkite stories. Every time I hear his name I have to wonder how my life would have been if it were not for Cronkite. I’m fully convinced one of the reasons we are in the middle east now is the liberal work of men like Cronkite, Carter and jerks just like them.
BTW. Coats and Clark thread stinks. Gutermann and Metrosene aren’t as fuzzy and will keep your machine cleaner.
Walter was always after ways to promote Walter, he had no real convictions and no common sense with no education. I have no respect for him and his Marxist, “hate America” agenda. I believe Walter had an arrogant tone of voice along with a speaking voice that resonated well on television and sounded believable. He was selected by leading Marxists to spread their lies and did so for many generations and much to the detriment of America. People like Cronkite are dangerous because they have the center stage and his arrogance and “know-it-all” tone sounds very much like our new President. It has worked for decades and now Barry has picked up the baton.
It is time for America to wake up and stop putting their faith in these phoney patriots, their way leads to the end of America.
Walter was a world-government globalist traitor mole. Period.
“By Walter’s logic...”
Well said. I have noticed the left always talks about “exit strategies”. How about winning? They also always try to paint America and Americans in the worst possible light when we are at war. If I am fair, then I must truthfully admit America has made mistakes. Every nation has. But in the course of history, no nation has given as much of themselves for the benefit of all humankind as America. What kind of world would we now have if in 1941 our leaders asked about “exit strategy”? What if they spoke of our own racial problems, our financial problems and decided we didn’t have the funds or the “moral position” to go to war? No, we are not perfect. We never will be. But, take a good long look around the world. America is it’s last great hope. We have to fix ourselves - because as bad as things are in America, without a free America - the world looks pretty dark.-—JM
A mole upon America. Also he volunteered to be John Anderson’s VP running mate in 1980.
Didn’t good old Walter write a book called,”So What’s A Wrong With Liberalism”, or something like that? Case closed!
Cronkite was an evil propagandist, the founding member of the modern corrupt mass media.
Good riddance to this monster.
Wow, John Anderson was really politically unsophisticated if he chose “Pat Lucey” over Uncle Walter. Cronkite could have put some states in play. People really believed he was the most trusted man in America and some of the older geezers still do!