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Cronkite Targeted by Soviet Intelligence
Accuracy in Media (June B AIM Report) ^ | June 16, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 06/28/2010 6:08:10 PM PDT by valkyry1

The late CBS Evening News anchorman Walter Cronkite is named in a just-released FBI document from 1986 as being targeted in a Soviet “active measures” campaign against President Reagan’s anti-communist foreign policy. Cronkite is named as a possible member of a U.S. delegation that would sign a pro-Soviet “People’s Peace Treaty.”

Cronkite, once known as “the most trusted man in television news” because of his influence during the time when three network news programs dominated the national dissemination of news and information, bears a great deal of responsibility for the American military defeat in Vietnam and the communist conquest of that Southeast Asian country.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cronkite; intelligence; russia; sovietintelligence; usefulidiots

1 posted on 06/28/2010 6:08:13 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1

Hell, he was soviet intelligence.


2 posted on 06/28/2010 6:11:48 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: valkyry1

He should have been tried for treason.


3 posted on 06/28/2010 6:11:48 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: valkyry1

The term “active measures” was mentioned by Yuri Bezmenov in his now famous interview on Soviet subversion of the western media.


4 posted on 06/28/2010 6:17:05 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: valkyry1

the headline screams friendly fire


5 posted on 06/28/2010 6:17:47 PM PDT by GeronL (Just say NO to conservativecave.com, it rots your teeth!)
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To: valkyry1

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


6 posted on 06/28/2010 6:18:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MamaB; valkyry1
He should have been tried for treason.

Agreed, along with Hanoi Jane Fonda, they were practically joined at the hip.

7 posted on 06/28/2010 6:18:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: valkyry1

Someone should dig him up and hang him.


8 posted on 06/28/2010 6:19:21 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: valkyry1

Bookmarked.


9 posted on 06/28/2010 6:19:23 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: valkyry1

Cronkite must be wiped from our history as a communist collaborator in my opinion. His blasphemous nightly screaming that we were “Losing the Vietnam war” by killing poor viet cong was a moment of marxist victory in American media.. Our Military WON the war!! It was the DEMOCRAT cut off of funding the South AFTER WE LEFT!!! that “lost the war” and handed the South to the communist North. The war was over!!— We got our POWs and pulled out all but 5000 troops!! This all happened after we bombed the little commies until they were forced to surrender and sign the Paris Peace accords!! THE DEMOCRATS CUT OFF THE FUNDING TO THE SOUTH AFTER WE LEFT!!!!! Cronkite was a TRAITOR!!


10 posted on 06/28/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT by mpeters
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To: valkyry1

“Cronkite Targeted by Soviet Intelligence”

He always struck me as being blessedly free of the ravages of any sort of intelligence...


11 posted on 06/28/2010 6:20:57 PM PDT by jessduntno ( "The planet has a fever, and it's in Al Gore's pants." - Howie Carr)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Nope...

Burn his sorry bones!


12 posted on 06/28/2010 6:21:46 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: valkyry1
Cronkite, once known as “the most trusted man in television news”

Doggone it. Isn't the author old enough to remember seeing Cronkite's "news"casts?

Cronkite, once known as “the North Vietnamese Communists' most trusted man in television news”

Gen. Giap described the American media as his most important guerrilla.

13 posted on 06/28/2010 6:21:52 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: MamaB

Guilty.


15 posted on 06/28/2010 6:26:07 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1
Back when they kept the marxists in American media a "secret".

Laugh while you can you scumbags, its going to be the 1950's all over again.

16 posted on 06/28/2010 6:27:27 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Gapplega

Yes.


17 posted on 06/28/2010 6:27:49 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1

I wonder what happened to this plan? I see Salisbury and Moyers are mentioned as well as possible “delegates”.


18 posted on 06/28/2010 6:31:52 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: valkyry1
Yesterday: Self-righteous hippies demanding imperial America quit waging war in Vietnam.
Today: Bloody communist dictatorship in Vietnam after America pulled out. The hippies, like the red diaper doper babies that they are, of course take absolutely no responsibility for their actions.

Yesterday: Soviets using personalities in the media.
Today: Muslims using personalities in the media.

The enemy within is alive and well.

19 posted on 06/28/2010 6:32:59 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: valkyry1

AIM is a reliable & trustworthy site. I believe Cliff.


20 posted on 06/28/2010 6:39:16 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Rome2000

We can’t let them slink back into the shadows again.

That reminds me. I watched my dog kill a mole this morning. He reared up and pounced on the mole to pin it to the ground, then grabbed its head, pulled upward and bit down at the same time. There was a satisfying crunch and no more mole.


21 posted on 06/28/2010 6:39:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: popdonnelly

Donahue and Ted Kennedy are mentioned too.


22 posted on 06/28/2010 6:42:24 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: valkyry1
Comrade Walt didn't have to be “targeted”.I'll wager that *he* contacted *them* asking them how he could help.
23 posted on 06/28/2010 6:48:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: valkyry1

Cronkite’s first encounter with Soviet KGB operatives would have been in Moscow during the late 1940’s when Cronkite worked there as a reporter for the United Press.


24 posted on 06/28/2010 6:53:54 PM PDT by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats need to go)
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To: jessduntno
He always struck me as being blessedly free of the ravages of any sort of intelligence...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

25 posted on 06/28/2010 7:03:33 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: valkyry1
My grandmother was from Eastern Europ. She hated communists and she absolutely despised ‘Crankcase.” She instinctively understood the level at which these pigs played the game...
26 posted on 06/28/2010 7:09:47 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: mpeters

That is very true - and the truth will come out one day.


27 posted on 06/28/2010 7:13:54 PM PDT by kingcoal
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To: mpeters
Your post is MY post. I feel exactly as you wrote! In later years of his life, when I would see that pompous ass sailing around in his boat with fatuous teddy I wanted to spit.

walter was a prig. Of the first order. And the article we are responding to does not surprise me in the least

28 posted on 06/28/2010 7:34:59 PM PDT by Republic (Is it even possible that uhbama is really as totally inept as he appears? My gosh! He is a joke.)
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To: kingcoal

Thank you. The Cooper - Church Amendment to the budget gutted South Viet Nam twice— Once in 74 and then again in 75 -both times cutting 50% from assistance. They had no supplies— bullets or parts — It was murder of a free nation we had liberated . The DEMOCRATS knew that the media would shield the murder from the the Sheeple. The DEMOCRATS could not allow Nixon and Kissinger to have the historical victory. Cronkite was on the team to cover it all up so the Sheeple would not see it. He was despicable!! That is the truth. Look it up!!


29 posted on 06/28/2010 7:38:15 PM PDT by mpeters
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To: Republic

God Bless you Brother or Sister. We were there— Not in Viet Nam but we witnessed the assassination of our victory by Walter Cronkite. He was a communist in my opinion. I know your pain but we both know the truth and I will not kick the dead horse to restate that truth. I have felt very alone— I have two college degrees and a wonderful wife that has heard my speeches on the War and the propaganda that stole the truth. Sleep well my friend in the knowledge that at least there are two of us.


30 posted on 06/28/2010 7:45:35 PM PDT by mpeters
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To: valkyry1

“At Columbia University in 1983, a young Barack Obama wrote sympathetically about groups involved in the “nuclear freeze” campaign and the dangers of “militarism” and expressed the hope for total disarmament. As President, he is pursuing the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons, which many experts say is unverifiable, and just signed a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia that he wants ratified by the U.S Senate. Obama is opposed to modernization of the U.S. nuclear deterrent.”

How did they get copies of the Columbia paper?


31 posted on 06/28/2010 7:50:49 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I dont know but it must be out there and the MSM is hiding it.


32 posted on 06/28/2010 8:10:17 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

We allways called him Walter Crocked tight.


33 posted on 06/28/2010 8:22:14 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Interesting Times; zot

Useful Idiot Ping!


34 posted on 06/28/2010 8:29:21 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: The Shrew; Interesting Times

Cronkite certainly was useful to the Communists, and the more-so because he was trusted by so many Americans. His propaganda would not have been allowed during World War II.


35 posted on 06/28/2010 9:51:45 PM PDT by zot
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To: jazusamo
He should have been tried for treason.
Agreed, along with Hanoi Jane Fonda, they were practically joined at the hip.

Don't forget Comrade Kerry. He had direct discussions with the commies. Makes you wonder which other government people are traitors.

36 posted on 06/29/2010 6:00:02 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: mountainlion
Kerry talked to both sides, the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong.
37 posted on 06/29/2010 6:44:23 AM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: valkyry1

Was this not the same effort that recruited Ted Kennedy to launch a PR effort on behalf of the USSR against Reagan’s foreign policy?


38 posted on 06/29/2010 7:04:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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