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Cronkite ‘never let us down,’ Obama says
PMSNBC ^ | 7/18/09 | staff

Posted on 07/19/2009 11:38:32 AM PDT by pissant

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama praised broadcasting icon Walter Cronkite as a newsman who "never let us down."

The 92-year-old retired CBS News anchorman died Friday night at his Manhattan home after a long illness. In a statement, Obama described Cronkite as a trusted voice who calmly guided America through wars and riots, marches and milestones.

"His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night, and in an industry of icons, Walter set the standard by which all others have been judged," Obama said. "But Walter was always more than just an anchor. He was family. He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: cronkite; larrysinclairslover; obama
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True. Uncle Waltie never did let you down, Obama. He was always rooting for America's enemies, just like you and your marxist cabal.
1 posted on 07/19/2009 11:38:32 AM PDT by pissant
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Obama is right... Cronkite never let down the Commies and enemies of America.


2 posted on 07/19/2009 11:39:46 AM PDT by Chet 99
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When you have expectations that equal zero, it’s nearly impossible to be disappointed.


3 posted on 07/19/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by stevem
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There he goes again, quoting Ho Chi Minh.


4 posted on 07/19/2009 11:41:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (WWTHD - What Would The Hondurans Do?)
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Cronkite ‘never let us down,’ Obama says

Translation: Cronkite was a fellow traveler too.

5 posted on 07/19/2009 11:41:26 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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Agreed he means Communist= us.


6 posted on 07/19/2009 11:43:11 AM PDT by Three if by government
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There is no God but Lenin and Obama is his prophet.TM

Cheers!

7 posted on 07/19/2009 11:44:51 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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That’s right Obamasiah - Cronkite is responsible for your communist friends in Vietnam winning that war.


8 posted on 07/19/2009 11:46:05 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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“Pinko Cronkite” Archie Bunker
9 posted on 07/19/2009 11:46:20 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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I was watching the night Reagan defeated Carter and took down a lot of RATS in the process. When Cronkite announced the defeat of George McGovern he was blinking like Nancy Pelosi at the State of the Union, and you could see he was fighting back tears.

Have never forgotten that moment.


10 posted on 07/19/2009 11:46:37 AM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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Hussein was only 16 when Cronkite retired. I doubt with his busy schedule of consuming various drugs he was tuned into to one of the oldest men in network news. But Hussein is a liar, this is nothing new.


11 posted on 07/19/2009 11:48:00 AM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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Obama is too young to remember or understand much of what Cronkite did.

He needs a little history lesson! Hey Obama, he did let us down! He let our troops down and he let down the South Vietnamese who were struggling for their freedom! And, by default, he let down the Cambodians.


12 posted on 07/19/2009 11:48:15 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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Uncle Walt and Uncle Joe. Two political peas in a pod. May you and your extreme lib politics stay dead.


13 posted on 07/19/2009 11:49:05 AM PDT by JPG
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O has a serious sickness called diarrhea of the mouth that cannot be cured unless he moves back to Kenya for treatment which last around a 100 years I'm told.
14 posted on 07/19/2009 11:49:18 AM PDT by taxtruth
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Depends what the meaning of “us” is. :)


15 posted on 07/19/2009 11:49:43 AM PDT by Kenny500c
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Wonder how Walter Crankcase covered the death of Mary Jo Kopoechne...cannot tremember, but I would bet that there was no outrage leveled at his Cape Cod/Nantucket/Martha’s Vineyard friends, neighbors and fellow travelers.


16 posted on 07/19/2009 11:51:49 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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Wonder how Walter Crankcase covered the death of Mary Jo Kopoechne...

Since it happened the same day as the moon landing, I doubt if he paid it much attention. I was more than a little bit annoyed when the Boston Globe carried the Kennedy story in banner headlines while relegating America’s boldest accomplishment “below-the-fold”...


17 posted on 07/19/2009 11:58:41 AM PDT by Paisan
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I have been amazed that EVERYONE has praised him as completely objective. I wonder what bizarro planet THEY have been on?


18 posted on 07/19/2009 11:59:07 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL...I was going to say, “except when he lied about Viet Nam.”


19 posted on 07/19/2009 12:00:49 PM PDT by sand lake bar
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Thanks for the data...did not remember that. I grew up in NYC, so I guess the moon landing was bigger.


20 posted on 07/19/2009 12:02:45 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Who ever thought we would long for the days of the Clinton administration...)
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