‘The Cronkite Years’ - Letter to the Editor - 11/20/13
Nov. 22, 1963, was also the day that Walter Cronkite became The most trusted man in America as tears came while telling us on TV that President Kennedy died at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time [TV discovers its power, Show, Nov. 19]. He expressed on TV how he, and thus all the rest of us watching him at home, felt at that horrible moment. He continued reporting the business at hand and had us in his grip.
A little more than four years later, The most trusted man in America, Walter Cronkite, went on to incorrectly tell us on TV from South Vietnam that the communist Tet Offensive in a then-free South Vietnam was a stalemate, when it was actually a big defeat for our communist enemies. Upon his return home Cronkite then told the American people on TV that it was time for us to leave South Vietnam, and he had us in his grip.
His reporting put into motion the demise of an American presidency, doubt in our mission for South Vietnam’s freedom and, eventually, the deaths of many during the most horrid fall of freedom for millions of poor southeast Asian souls in South Vietnam, which showed us that free TV isn’t free.
Ronnie Guyer - Veteran, Vietnam War
Thanks ,couldn’t repost from facebook.Shame on him.I look back and remember what he said about Kennedy.It was so touching.He betrayed our Troops.Never Forget.((((Hugs))))
Thanks for the ping!