Skip to comments.Thanks, Uncle Walter
Posted on 07/22/2009 8:38:47 PM PDT by george76
Walter Cronkite created Fox News.
Cronkite's fundamental role as a "cultural artist" in creating Fox.
one of the most notable moments of Cronkite's liberalism being unmasked in a highly visible fashion was his now famous series on Vietnam.
But by this time conservative Americans were already well awake to the realization that this powerful new institution of television was being used in ways both subtle and not, to convey the message that there was no more enlightened or superior world view than modern American liberalism.
Broadcast by broadcast it was increasingly apparent that those who disagreed or who challenged the liberal media status quo would be given either no air time or have their own views graphically misrepresented.
Physicist Fritjof Capra, in his bestseller The Tao of Physics, writes that "by the very act of focusing our attention on any one concept we create its opposite." In other words, to use the language of physics, when Mr. Cronkite's very focused liberal world view blinked into the American consciousness, its conservative polar opposite blinked into existence along with it.
The problem with Cronkite and his fellow "cultural artists" is that over time there emerged what seemed to many Americans as a very, very conscious decision to shut out the conservative world view altogether or, if forced to give it air time, to misrepresent it.
Thus Barry Goldwater found himself being portrayed on the CBS News as a Nazi sympathizer.
It is a liberal world view of journalism that, by 2004, was so perfectly rational to CBS executives they let Dan Rather roll right ahead with a phony report on George W. Bush's national guard service.
Unwittingly, Cronkite's adamant liberal insistence of "that's the way it is" had not only created Capra's opposite concept to a liberal media...
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Cronkite was a semi-regular on the Huffington Posts, out front attacking Christian conservatives and assailing the Bush administration policy on global warming
Cronkite was the enemy of free America.... a flaming liberal with a license to steal in broadcasting... no more, no less..
Ken Auletta wrote a book about 20 years ago, “Three Blind Mice”, about the sale of the TV networks in the 80s
While only presented as a minor character, Cronkite is seen as nasty old man, who kept track of his ‘face time’, and when it didn’t suit his mood, he callously crossed out reporters and voiced over their stories, rather than allow them to tell the stories they’d actually gone out and reported
Adios, Walter. Glad you’re gone.
I was just a kid during Cronkite’s TV heyday, and that was long before I developed any notion of “liberal” and “conservative” world-views. So I remember him in those days as something of a middle-of-the-road reporter. But in his later years, he became goofy and even nasty, advocating a world government and publicly speculating about an operational link between Karl Rove and Osama Bin Laden.
People believed “Uncle Walter” was “fair” even when he was unbalanced!
And Dukakis Would Have Won Too If He’d Just Been More Liberal
Cronkite in his 1997 book, A Reporter’s Life
Cronkite was indeed a pathetic patriot, but these criticisms would have been better said to his face. He’s dead.