I wonder who wrote the check that changed his reporting? How big a check was necessary to purchase Cronkite? Or was it pictures of Cronkite with dead hookers or naked children?
Or pictures of his family with a gun pointed at them.
There was no check needed. Cronkite was a leftist politically although he worked at concealing it in his TV broadcast. By the time of Tet his sympathies were with the antiwar protesters.