Skip to comments.Cronkite ‘never let us down,’ Obama says
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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Obama is right... Cronkite never let down the Commies and enemies of America.
When you have expectations that equal zero, it’s nearly impossible to be disappointed.
There he goes again, quoting Ho Chi Minh.
Translation: Cronkite was a fellow traveler too.
Agreed he means Communist= us.
That’s right Obamasiah - Cronkite is responsible for your communist friends in Vietnam winning that war.
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.
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.
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.
Uncle Walt and Uncle Joe. Two political peas in a pod. May you and your extreme lib politics stay dead.
Depends what the meaning of “us” is. :)
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.
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”...
I have been amazed that EVERYONE has praised him as completely objective. I wonder what bizarro planet THEY have been on?
LOL...I was going to say, “except when he lied about Viet Nam.”
Thanks for the data...did not remember that. I grew up in NYC, so I guess the moon landing was bigger.
Of course how is an Enemy of America going to let this Nit Wit Marxist Clown down?
The longer Cronkite lived, the less I liked him.
“The longer Cronkite lived, the less I liked him.”
Yes he lived longer than 50,000 of the names he helped put on the wall.
Does anyone remember what Obama had to say on the death of Ed McMahon who by the way served our country
During World War II, McMahon was a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps serving as a flight instructor and test pilot. He was a decorated pilot (six Air Medals) and was discharged in 1946, remaining in the reserves.
After college, McMahon returned to active duty. He was sent to Korea in February 1952. He flew unarmed O-1E Bird Dogs on 85 tactical air control and artillery spotting missions. He remained in the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1966 and was then commissioned as a Brigadier General in the California Air National Guard.
Anyone remember Obama mentioning him at all?
He was the Dan Rather of his day......a$$hole motormouth
I beg to differ.
“He invited us to believe in him, and he never let us down.”
By 1968, NVA morale was at it’s lowest point ever. The plans for “Tet” ‘68 was their last desperate attempt to achieve a success, in an effort to boost the NVA morale. When it was over, General Giap and the NVA viewed the Tet ‘68 offensive as a failure, they were on their knees and had prepared to negotiate a surrender.
At that time, there were fewer than 10,000 U.S. casualties, the Vietnam War was about to end, as the NVA was prepared to accept their defeat. Then, they heard Walter Cronkite (former CBS News anchor and correspondent) on TV proclaiming the success of the Tet ‘68 offensive by the communist NVA. They were completely and totally amazed at hearing that the US Embassy had been overrun. In reality, The NVA had not gained access to the Embassy—there were some VC who had been killed on the grassy lawn, but they hadn’t gained access. Further reports indicated the riots and protesting on the streets of America.
READ AND WEEP!
Assuming he got his wish.
LOL You got that one right......:O)
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