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FBI files discuss Cronkite aiding Vietnam protesters
Yahoo News ^ | Fri May 14, 1:39 pm ET | John Cook

Posted on 05/16/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT by RaceBannon

FBI files discuss Cronkite aiding Vietnam

Fri May 14, 1:39 pm ET

Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! News.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cbsnews; commiesympathizer; cronkite; liberalmedia; msm; vietnam
Lying COMMIE SCUM!!!
1 posted on 05/16/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon; stowaway; jjm2111; Mrs.LoneGOPinCT; underbyte; badbackman; Bigfitz; mcswan; ...

something we all knew anyways, but here is FBI documentary proof!!


2 posted on 05/16/2010 6:55:12 PM PDT by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
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To: RaceBannon

Not surprised, considering who it is! ‘The most trusted man in America’! Barf!!!


3 posted on 05/16/2010 6:55:55 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: RaceBannon

I despised Walter Cronkite even at that time.

That corn-fed accent did nothing but cover the leftist garbage they were slopping to the American people.


4 posted on 05/16/2010 6:56:58 PM PDT by livius
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To: RaceBannon

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=cronkite


5 posted on 05/16/2010 6:57:08 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: RaceBannon
Walter Cronkite -Traitorous scum bastard! Part of the Unholy Trinity - Cronkite, Kerry and Fonda!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
6 posted on 05/16/2010 6:58:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Don’t fergit Ramses Clark the US AG that was in the middle of the protests.


7 posted on 05/16/2010 7:00:53 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: RaceBannon

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BUMP!


8 posted on 05/16/2010 7:02:31 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: SandRat
Haven't forgotten him at all - he's the leftist gift that keeps on giving - last time I heard, still active on behalf of the Forces of Darkness!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
9 posted on 05/16/2010 7:02:40 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: RaceBannon
Interesting they didn't let this out until after he was dead and we couldn't kill him anymore.
10 posted on 05/16/2010 7:03:01 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: RaceBannon
So Uncle Walter was, in fact, a sanctimonious, lying and unpatriotic piece of $hit.

Is he also in North Viet Nam's Hall of Heroes?

He should be.

11 posted on 05/16/2010 7:03:48 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: RaceBannon

I am shocked, SHOCKED! to hear it.

12 posted on 05/16/2010 7:03:48 PM PDT by Chuckster (Domari nolo!)
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To: RaceBannon

Not surprising.
We know this was going on but because we didn’t have today’s communications capabilities, they could get away with it.

So much for going back to the past a la The Fairness Doctrine.


13 posted on 05/16/2010 7:04:45 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; justiceseeker93; ExTexasRedhead; yongin; GOPsterinMA; neverdem; AuntB; Liz; ..

Maybe I’m naive, but I’m shocked and appalled that Cronkite would abuse his position and trust like this. I remember that he used to be in everybody’s living room every week night and people trusted him as an objective reporter. He betrayed the public trust.


14 posted on 05/16/2010 7:05:09 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Don’t forget Fatso Kennedy as well! He was part of the RAT Congress that stabbed South Vietnam in the back!


15 posted on 05/16/2010 7:05:10 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: RaceBannon

Is anyone surprised by this information?


16 posted on 05/16/2010 7:07:17 PM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: ConorMacNessa; SandRat

May that old traitor die of a very painful, long-lasting disease...sorry, but what a scumbag!


17 posted on 05/16/2010 7:08:47 PM PDT by PROCON (RVN: 4-70/4-71 A Trp 1st Sqdn. 9th Cav. 1st Cavalry Div. (AM) Air Mobile Sir!)
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To: Redleg Duke
Remember him well! Murderous bastard - typical Kennedy dog with the women - and notable traitor to America!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
18 posted on 05/16/2010 7:08:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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His resting place maybe could use some “watering”.


19 posted on 05/16/2010 7:09:58 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If true, a sleazy, crab-ridden whore he was.


20 posted on 05/16/2010 7:10:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (I suffer from B.S. - Barack Syndrome!)
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To: RaceBannon
No surprise. Cronkite was the greatest fraud in media history. American patriots slept a bit easier the night after this pig assumed room temperature.
21 posted on 05/16/2010 7:10:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: PROCON
I don't know how painful it was, but he croaked last summer--not a moment too soon.
22 posted on 05/16/2010 7:13:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RaceBannon

The most trusted man in America...my ass.


23 posted on 05/16/2010 7:14:38 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: RaceBannon

Uncle Gasbag sold out the troops?
He was just another Democratic aparatchnik, so this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
And the cut the legs out of under our men fighting in a war ginned-up by two Democrats.


24 posted on 05/16/2010 7:14:42 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: RaceBannon

It’s no surprise that Comrade Cronkite would do such a thing.


25 posted on 05/16/2010 7:20:42 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: hinckley buzzard; MS.BEHAVIN
but he croaked last summer--not a moment too soon.

I forgot. Thanks for reminding me!


26 posted on 05/16/2010 7:23:25 PM PDT by PROCON (RVN: 4-70/4-71 A Trp 1st Sqdn. 9th Cav. 1st Cavalry Div. (AM) Air Mobile Sir!)
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To: RaceBannon

Sad thing is many of us are old enough to know how revered he was........

Todays youth don’t realize they are being equally lead down a slippery slope by the MSM.

MR Hope & Change is their living proof.

Hopefully they see the truth, or have it revealed a lot quicker than this news took.


27 posted on 05/16/2010 7:31:29 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: RaceBannon
The enemy within, his disciples continue their war against the USA today.

The question is what to do about it.

28 posted on 05/16/2010 7:33:04 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: All
From Wikipedia:

William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is an American lawyer and former United States Attorney General. He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as United States Attorney General from 1967 to 1969, under President Lyndon B. Johnson. Decades later, he was a defense attorney for Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein

He continues to undermine the USA!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
29 posted on 05/16/2010 7:37:33 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: RaceBannon
Doesn't surprise me. The socialist sob should have been another 60’s assassination
30 posted on 05/16/2010 7:40:56 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: RaceBannon
Cronkite wasn't the only reporter who was biased, with the possible exception of Galloway, they all were. Take Phillip Caputo for example, he was a platoon leader with the 9th Marines, in the earlies, he turned hard left as a reporter.

As an aside a buddy of mine was in his platton and he couldn't say enough bad things about the guy, he (Caputo) had problems but I forget the details.

31 posted on 05/16/2010 7:45:33 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a poofter)
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To: RaceBannon

I hated this commie turd ever since Tet in ‘68. That was one reason why I enlisted in the Corps in ‘69.

I think that it astonishing that only now are others beginning to understand just what a traitor he was.


32 posted on 05/16/2010 7:47:17 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Roger that, Buddy.

I would still give anything to throw a punch at Hanoi John’s pointy glass jaw.


33 posted on 05/16/2010 7:49:34 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: PROCON

I always hated that sanctimonious old hoser.
May he rot in Hell.
There!
I said it, and I’m glad!


34 posted on 05/16/2010 7:52:58 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Howie66
I would be happy to join in that venture! Especially after the way he tried to wrap himself in the Flag during his presidential campaign! Thank the Lord for the Swift Boat Veterans who wouldn't let him get away with it!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
35 posted on 05/16/2010 7:55:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

No kidding!

You Swabs have a way of getting in and takin care of business when you have to.


36 posted on 05/16/2010 7:58:40 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We can always dig his hide up and give him a blanket party.....


37 posted on 05/16/2010 8:00:08 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: RaceBannon
Lying COMMIE SCUM!!!

Walter Cronkite, a man who actually called publicly for the United States to give up its national sovereignty to the UN, was the scum that scum wipes off its shoes. Traitorous bastard.

38 posted on 05/16/2010 8:05:25 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: RaceBannon
Surprise, surprise, surprise!


39 posted on 05/16/2010 8:07:41 PM PDT by FReepaholic (The problem is they do not fear us.)
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To: patriotspride

I was a kid when Cronkite was the “most trusted man in America”. Were the other network anchors just as bad? The only other guy I remember from childhood was Roger Mudd. I also remember my dad watching Paul Harvey’s editorials.


40 posted on 05/16/2010 10:16:43 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: RaceBannon; null and void

41 posted on 05/16/2010 10:32:13 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: RaceBannon
Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents...

And, that's the way it [actually] is...

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42 posted on 05/16/2010 11:31:35 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: RaceBannon

Was it ever REALLY in question? I mean, come on!!!


43 posted on 05/17/2010 9:17:44 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON and moderates make me PUKE!!!")
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To: boop

” I was a kid when Cronkite was the “most trusted man in America”. Were the other network anchors just as bad? The only other guy I remember from childhood was Roger Mudd. I also remember my dad watching Paul Harvey’s editorials.”

The problem wasn’t were they just as bad, the issue was they were a “ trusted source” and deemed to be just presenting the news.

That would apply for all of them in my opinion.

Now we know there was an agenda, and Cronkite used his “ trusted status” to push it.

Todays MSM for the most part is on the same path, and in a sound bite / what happened today era able to get away with a lot more......


44 posted on 05/17/2010 9:22:42 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: RaceBannon
This is far from remarkable to those of us who recall Cronkite's lying about the U.S. 'loss' in the 1968 'Tet Offensive' (we actually beat the snot out of the Viet Cong) but it won't have much impact.

Cronkite's many defenders will claim that this is 'unsubstantiated hearsay' and loftily dismiss the whole thing. The leftwing media will sneer at the FBI report and quote Cronkite's defenders (mostly other TV news people) extensively while pretending that the whole idea of 'Uncle Walter' doing anything so blatantly partisan simply could never happen.

Sadly, many Americans who don't know much about Cronkite (he left his CBS anchor position in 1981) will shrug; "who cares about the Viet Nam war or some dead TV news guy?" and older Americans will either want to believe the FBI report is bogus ("they can't prove it!") or, like most political conservatives old enough to remember Walter Cronkite and the enormous influence he had on U.S. public opinion, nod their heads (as I'm nodding mine)and say: "No surprise".

I always knew Cronkite was a closet leftist that wanted the U.S. to lose the Viet Nam war to embarrass President Nixon, who was then hated almost as much as George W. Bush is by today's leftists. Now, we all know it.....40 years too late.

45 posted on 05/17/2010 1:50:39 PM PDT by Jim Scott (re much)
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To: RaceBannon

NEWSFLASH! Uncle Walter and Uncle Ho were on the same page of the script! Who knew? I really believed that the VC and North Vietnamese were just “agrarian reformers” and that we “lost” the war during Tet. After all, CBS said it was so. After all this time, these termites, these weevils are outed as gnawing the truth to prop up the “new” left. Call the devil by his name: Liar! Traitor!


46 posted on 05/18/2010 5:37:22 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
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