Skip to comments.Buh-Bye, Walter Cronkite: He Lost the Vietnam War for U.S. on TV, Had American Blood on His Hands
Posted on 07/17/2009 7:51:49 PM PDT by Sioux-san
I just heard the news that former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite died. And perhaps I will be one of the few with the guts to be real and say it: I'm not sad to see this overrated liar go. Buh-bye.
Cronkite enjoyed a long and glamorous life, unlike many of our late teen and 20-something American troops against whom he editorialized on a nightly basis. They died on the killing fields of Vietnam in no small part because he contributed to the video demoralization of America and the resulting lack of commitment to help our boys win the Vietnam War.
I'm sure that Cronkite will be remembered gushingly by all of the liberal mainstream media robots whom he spawned and who idolize him (and probably many gutless idiots on the right, too). In so many ways, he is their Michael Jackson, minus the creativity and talent. In life, they already exalted Cronkite far, far beyond what he deserved and completely ignored his awful transgressions against our country.
Walter Cronkite Defeated America on TV But the man they called "The Most Trusted Man in America" was really something far different: The Most Destructive Man in America. And that is how he should be remembered. He had the blood of thousands of American men--some of them really just boys--on his hands.
(Excerpt) Read more at debbieschlussel.com ...
Bravo because of this old ass Commie lover I had to watch my step dad struggle with the vietnam war over and over in his mind for 14 years before he died. I say good riddance you POS Walter !!!!!!!! May the men that died because of your lies and commie loving ways greet you where ever you are going and toss you into the firey pitt of hell!
I cannot and will not disagree with her.
In todays world, she has teh guts to stand up and speak the truth.
TMZ.com has a poll up asking was Cronkite the best anchor ever?
So, why were we involved so deeply? What was Johnson and his left-wing lackys’ end game? WEre they trying to break the American will and bank simultaneously.
Archie Bunker already said it all.
If he is buried in Houston, where he was born, I’m sure my dad will be arrested for dancing on his grave. Dad never forgave him for Viet Nam.
The Benedict Arnold of modern times is dead. Yawn!!!
I wouldn't want to be him standing before the ultimate judge covered in blood. Not the blood of the Redeemer, but the blood of the brave defenders of a nation blessed by God, shed needlessly because his arrogant hatred of our blessed nation.
Nice analysis - more should read it. Thinking of a book?
“How they had egg on their faces when it turned out to be a commie who killed him.”
But then the MSM decided that the commie was just the stooge of a conspiracy of rightwingers. They’re as slippery as snakes....
Good post, ETL.
Yes, and it needs a good FReep! It’s 87% yes right now.
Most of CBS’s key male reporters in Vietnam were shits. I couldn’t believe how much other mainstream reporters hated them - Rather, Safer, Brewster.
And the soldiers hated Rather with a passion. He was arrogant and a liar and anti-American. Some wanted to shot him when he was up in I Corps. We could have put that down as “real friendly fire.”
Cronkite - an ignorant bastard.
McNamara - An arrogant ignorant bastard
Rather - from personal observation, a super-arrogant leftist bastard.
I’m a former Vietnam journalist and I approve my statements.
“Dont forget ... the KOS Kiddies, Huffies, and DUmmies are reading and scanning for hateful, racist comments...”
Really? Piss on them, Cronkite, and obammy!
“Debbie tells it like it is and was.”
I agree; Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish!
I really don't know.
Sing it Debbie!! I sure as hell don’t miss him.
.Is she right about St.Palin too?
And they weren't even the worst! At least they weren't actual COLONELS IN THE VIET CONG, like the Time Magazine guy...
Cronkite was a big one-worlder, globalist guy. I’m not particularly sad he’s gone. He did more to hurt us than help us, I don’t care what anyone else says about him.
Tell you what boy, I became a man in the Bong Son Plains in 66 and 67 while I was with the 1st Cav.
Money was promised to North Vietnam during the Paris talks. Nixon WAS STILL president and he reneiged on that promise resulting in further detention of the POWs.
You had better get your head out of your a$$ and get your shlt together.
And by the way junior, I am 150% disabled thanks to my service there, and I do not regret a minute of my time served.
Debbie, are you married?
bump with no comment.
I have a television guide from 1951 that did a little feature on Walter.
Cronkite was cutting a path on local Washington DC television back then and had some crazy ideas to share in the story.
He thought that the US and USSR would eventually come together once the Soviets improved their poor economy.
He actually believed the Soviet economic system could improve....
I may write it up and post it this weekend.
Honestly, no joke, I thought he died years ago....
‘Walter Cronkite is another one who had better have a VERY good drainage system around his grave site as there are millions of Viet Nam vests who are waiting patiently to water the flora an fauna in that immediate vicinity!’
Thank you for defining another goal for my life.
So much to do, so little time.
I don’t know the real answer to that but Cronkite worked in Moscow as a wire service reporter in the late 1940’s before he went into broadcasting.
He told a Washington TV magazine in December of 1951 that one day the Soviets would not be so closed to the West when they improved their economy.
Cronkite thought Communists could improve the economy of nations they ran???????
That is one of the greatest gifs. I hope you’ve sent it to SeeBS.
Debbie hit the ball out of the park...she wrote ‘that’s the way it was.’
Frankly, I am happy that the sob is burning in hell tonight. He was single-handedly responsible for the deaths of so many of my contemporaries, but HE lived to be 92? What do they say about only the good die young?
Johnson had no desire to win. He had a desire to not lose, but in combat, that is not winning.
I think I'm going to get through it without shedding any tears.
I'll shed even less tears for the Toon and the senile peanut farmer.
Cronkite set the standard for completely dishonest, manipulative propaganda disguised as “reporting” which set the stage for the loss of our civil, economic, and human rights at the hands of his evil political party.
(I am self censoring my further comments)
Remember, this was also the Civil Rights era here in CONUS, and it was very easy for the holdovers from the Kennedy era to think that we were simply “bad people,” and they did.
Shelby Steele and Robert Bork wrote on the issue of America's lost moral imperative 20 years apart.... and they are both right.
Here’s the really funny and amusing (in a sad/pathetic sense) thing about Walter Cronkite: he did his fair share to help the US get INTO Vietnam and keep it there, prior to his abrupt about-face following Tet.
I took a class in college on the politics of the Vietnam War. Professor was a raving Lib, but HATED Cronkite ... calling him an opportunist and propagandist for the military industrial complex and someone who’s switch on the war was too little/too late.
As evidence he showed a pre-Tet news segment where Cronkite went on a bombing mission with a B-57 Canberra unit deployed to Vietnam. Uncle Walt was giddy as a frikkin’ schoolgirl climbing out of the back seat of the aircraft, gushing about how much of a rush the mission was for him ... (especially since, iirc, the pilot actually let him toggle the switch to drop the bombs).
He lived to see the seeds of his commie planting sprout!
I prefer to enjoy the idea that they see it here. All the time.
Considering that I don't read her tripe when posted here without adding an adverse comment..I give my respect to the Cronkite family and leave my personal comments on his career to myself.
I remember the Tony Snow comments from the Libs, so I won't go there and become one of them. What real purpose does it serve anyway?
“Frankly, I am happy that the sob is burning in hell tonight. “
Actually, you don’t know that he is burning in hell. I’m sorry, but while many of his actions may have been despicable, I don’t like assuming what his punishment will be. I’d like to leave all that to the Maker.
I’m not exactly defending Mr. Conkrite, but I don’t see any good coming from the bitterness I’ve seen here tonight. I know that a lot of you are still hurting over Vietnam (I lost a good friend to post-traumatic stress disorder some years after the war ended), and while it may be impossible to forgive and forget, but it’s really time to let go.
Sorry for sounding sanctimonious, but I just had to say something. Now, let the dirt kicking begin.
Well it depends on what category we use, if we’re talking Nam era, Cronkite is actually number two as Robert McNamara just died...
on the other hand if we’re talking journalists...we have two more to go.
I won’t say what’s on my mind about journalists passing...other than perhaps I wish instead of coming in threes they came in...
You’re right, of course, I have no way of knowing where ole Walter is now, but normally we ascribe a hot place to those responsible for mass murder. Suffice to say I don’t regret that he’s no longer on Earth.
On the other end of the political spectrum as regards VN, but equally culpable, was LBJ, who sent a generation of our young men off to war without giving them the means to succeed at their mission. And, yes, 40 years later when I see men my age whose lives were wrecked for having given service to their country, I get very, very angry. When I go to Arlington Cemetery and see headstones of my contemporaries, I get very, very angry. When I meet with women who were widowed or children (now adults) who were left fatherless because of Cronkite, LBJ, Hoffman, et al., I get very, very angry. And when I hear the likes of Cronkite eulogized in the MSM as ‘the most trusted man in America,’ a hero, I just get sad for the country that began its moral decline in that era. No way am I getting over it.
It may not be my place to anticipate his final judgment, to Walter’s good fortune, but I can surely judge his performance on this earth.
You write most truthfully. We are angry at the betrayal of trust he showed while claiming to be this awesome journalistic legend. He projected himself to be something he wasn’t, and misused the high trust people placed in him for his own aggrandizement and to assist the liberals in fooling people and retaining power. He is the grandfather of the journalistic malpractice we see today.
As far as his eternal state, that is in the hands of the one that is fit to judge. That’s where we leave it.
Agreed 100%. Cronkite was not a reporter, he was a propagandist whose pernicious pronouncements about and during the Vietnam War could not have been more pernicious to the U.S. war effort if they had been drafted in Hanoi. He spearheaded what amounted to a ‘fifth column’ in the U.S. press corps during the 1960s and 1970s, who dedicated themselves to making a mockery of JFK’s inaugural claims that “we shall pay any price, bear any burden ... to assure the survival and success of liberty.”