Skip to comments.Leftist Rhetoric, Political Assassinations, and Race Riots
Posted on 01/17/2011 8:00:58 AM PST by topcat54
NPRs Scott Simon claims that events like the Tucson shootings Didnt happen when 63 million people watched Walter Cronkite (19162009) every night. Uncle Walter, as he was affectionately called, reported during a time when there were only three major TV news sourcesABC, CBS, and NBC. There were no comparable conservative competitors.
Now to the claim that during Cronkites anchorman era events like the Tucson shootings didnt happen. How quickly we forget. There were the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy (1963), his brother Robert Kennedy (1968), and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. (1968). King was assassinated on April 4th, a number of cities were set ablaze that evening. The National Guard had to be sent out. There were campus riots and bombings and city riots. On August 11, 1965, a routine traffic stop in South Central Los Angeles was the trigger for what became known as the Watts Riots. They lasted six days, leaving 34 dead, over a thousand injured, nearly 4,000 arrested, and hundreds of buildings destroyed. Lets not forget the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders led by Charles Manson (August of 1969) and the Kent State shootings (May of 1970). Manson was inspired by lyrics from a number of Beatles songs.
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He left out the guy in the tower in Texas.
prior to that there was
Puerto Rican nationalists open fire in the House chamber, March 1, 1954
On this day in 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists in the Ladies Gallery sprayed the House floor with 30 rounds of automatic pistol fire. At the time, 240 members were voting to reauthorize a program that allowed migrant Mexican farmworkers to enter the U.S..
The assailants wounded five lawmakers: Reps. Alvin Bentley (R-Mich.), who took a bullet to the chest; Clifford Davis (D-Tenn,), who was shot in the leg; Ben Jensen (R-Iowa), who was shot in the back; and George Hyde Fallon (D-Md.) and Kenneth Roberts (D-Ala.), who suffered minor wounds. Bentley was critically wounded.
Walter Cronkite...Left wing useful IDIOT!
Back in HS we called him Walter Crocked Tight.
I forgot. What was Whitman’s major malfunction?