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  • Walter Cronkite Accepts the Norman Cousins Award for Governance and Pays Homage to Satan

    08/07/2014 11:31:02 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/8/2014 | Me
    I wanted a transcription of this speech to use as a quote in the novel I'm writing. I've seen it a few times over the years, and felt it appropriate for my message. I searched the web, found the supposed text, and decided to compare the results with the video for accuracy. I was quickly surprised to find that much of the supplied text was different. The video was also intermingled with multiple edits - ie entire paragraphs missing. If you watch closely, you can see the edits. I decided to transcribe the speech myself. The results are below. I'm...
  • Farrow, After Three Days on the Air, Receives Cronkite Award

    02/26/2014 4:17:40 PM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/26/14 | Andrew Johnson
    His first television show has only been on the air for three days, but Ronan Farrow is already winning awards for his journalistic work. Reach the World, a global education group, will honor the 26-year-old Farrow with its annual Cronkite Award for Excellence in Exploration and Journalism.
  • NPR Host Longs for More Peaceful Era of Walter Cronkite

    01/17/2011 11:49:52 AM PST · by pissant · 52 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 1/17/11 | Doug Powers
    NPR’s Scott Simon longs for the peaceful days of Walter Cronkite, when horrible events like the Tucson shootings were unheard of: SIMON: People have observed over the past few years, for example, that, you know, this just didn’t happen when 63 million people watched Walter Cronkite every night. Tim Graham at Newsbusters confirms Simon’s claims about the peacefulness of the Cronkite era**. (**Not counting the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, Malcolm X, the shooting of George Wallace, two attempts on Gerald Ford’s life or the wild over exaggeration about the size of Cronkite’s nightly audience) And let’s not forget the...
  • Obama's Cronkite Moment?

    08/31/2010 5:31:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama may have experienced his Walter Cronkite moment over the economy. Responding to Cronkite's reporting from Vietnam four decades ago that the only way to end the war was by negotiating with the North Vietnamese, President Lyndon Johnson was reported (though never confirmed) to have said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost Middle America." Now President Obama appears to have "lost" New York Times liberal economic columnist Paul Krugman. Krugman, who enthusiastically supported the president's redistributionist and stimulus plans, has bowed to the reality that they are not working. In a recent column titled "This is Not a Recovery,"...
  • Cronkite Targeted by Soviet Intelligence

    06/28/2010 6:08:10 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 37 replies · 2+ views
    Accuracy in Media (June B AIM Report) ^ | June 16, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    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...
  • Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence (Aiding the enemy as the enemy)

    06/22/2010 8:46:33 PM PDT · by This Just In · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | June 22, 2010 | Kevin Mooney
    Ted Kennedy's KGB Correspondence By Kevin Mooney on 6.22.10 @ 6:08AM Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's self-serving, secret correspondence with Soviet agents during the height of the Cold War included proposals for collaborative efforts designed to undermine official U.S. policy set by Democratic and Republican administrations, KGB documents show. With the media now reporting on the late senator's just released Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) file, now is an opportune time for a more expansive investigation into Kennedy's KGB contacts. The agency took a keen interest in a 1961 "fact-finding" trip the Massachusetts Democrat took to Mexico and other parts of...
  • FBI files discuss Cronkite aiding Vietnam protesters

    05/16/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 45 replies · 1,052+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Fri May 14, 1:39 pm ET | John Cook
    FBI files discuss Cronkite aiding Vietnam Fri May 14, 1:39 pm ET Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! News.
  • FBI Files: Walter Cronkite Collaborated With Anti-War Activists…

    05/15/2010 8:12:58 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 59 replies · 1,510+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | MAY 15, 2010 | ZIP
    Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! News. The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, say that in November 1969, Cronkite encouraged students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., to invite Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie to address a protest they were planning near Cape Kennedy (now known as Cape Canaveral). Cronkite told the group’s...
  • FBI Files Discuss Cronkite Aiding Vietnam Protesters [News Anchor A Traitor?]

    05/14/2010 10:34:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 821+ views
    YahooNews ^ | May 14th 2010
    FBI Files Discuss Cronkite Aiding Vietnam Protesters Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists in the 1960s, going so far as to offer advice on how to raise the public profile of protests and even pledging CBS News resources to help pull off events, according to FBI documents obtained by Yahoo! News. The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, say that in November 1969, Cronkite encouraged students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., to invite Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie to address a protest they were planning near Cape Kennedy (now known...
  • Nine-year wind farm fight splits Cape Cod (leftists VS leftists)

    04/20/2010 12:42:46 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 49 replies · 1,128+ views
    CNN ^ | 4-20-10 | Wayne Drash
    The battle over the venture -- dozens of public hearings and nine years long -- has split members of American Indian tribes and pitted some of the nation's wealthiest people against each other. Liberals have squared off against fellow liberals. The most notable opponent was the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, whose family compound would have a view of the wind farm. The late Walter Cronkite also raised objec
  • WALTER (Cronkite) JILT$ HIS GAL PAL -- Leaves Her Zilch as Aides, Kin Get Big Bucks

    08/23/2009 4:07:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 3,566+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2009 | James Fanelli
    <p>While former opera singer Joanna Simon was Walter Cronkite's constant companion in the last four years of his life, summering in Martha's Vineyard and yachting off the East Coast with the legendary TV anchor, he didn't leave her a cent when he died last month.</p>
  • CBS' Don Hewitt -- Fidel Castro Enabler

    08/23/2009 8:28:25 AM PDT · by slickeroo · 10 replies · 1,082+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/22/09 | Humberto Fontova
    CBS' Don Hewitt -- Fidel Castro Enabler By Humberto Fontova Forty years after his media advance-work helping install a Stalinist regime in Cuba the legendary Don Hewitt of CBS still seemed proud of his work as a Castro media auxiliary. During that interim, over 20,000 Cubans were murdered by firing squad and beaten or starved to death in forced labor camps. Another 70-80 thousand were ripped apart by sharks or drowned in the Florida straits (attempting to flee a nation that previously took in more immigrants per-capita than the U.S.) If Mr Hewitt had uttered a single word of remorse...
  • Obama, Clinton set for Cronkite memorial

    08/17/2009 1:40:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 33 replies · 2,141+ views
    UPI.com ^ | Aug. 17, 2009
    NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin are to attend a memorial service for Walter Cronkite, officials said. Cronkite died July 17. He was 92. His funeral was July 24 in New York. The New York Post said the luminaries are scheduled to speak at the Sept. 9 event at Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Also reportedly on the guest list are television personality Nick Clooney, CBS executives and newspeople Les Moonves, Sean McManus and Bob Schieffer, veteran broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw and media mogul Howard Stringer. The Post said Wynton...
  • Obama Invited to Salute Cronkite (He Was a Typical White Person)

    08/17/2009 5:48:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 522+ views
    NBC ^ | Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | Mike Allen
    President Obama has been invited to eulogize Walter Cronkite, the legendary CBS News anchorman, at a memorial service in Manhattan next month, network sources said. Former President Bill Clinton has accepted an invitation to speak at the service, to be held at Lincoln Center at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9. Also speaking at the service will be Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News"; Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports; and Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp.'s president and chief executive officer. Performances are scheduled by Jimmy Buffett and Mickey Hart, who was a Grateful Dead...
  • DAN'S RATHER SHAMELESS WAYS

    08/15/2009 2:18:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,168+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/15/08
    DAN Rather has some nerve. Although he helped force Walter Cronkite out of the CBS anchor chair in 1981, and then kept the popular newsman off the air to avoid unfavorable comparisons, he had the chutzpah to attend Cronkite's funeral. And Rather, who's suing CBS for fraud and defamation, is unafraid to show his face in social circles.
  • Are The Top Journalists Insiders Or Outsiders? (talking Cronkite)

    08/01/2009 8:37:53 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 13 replies · 784+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 01, 2009 | Larry Sabato
    Something truly astonishing appeared in a Washington Post column on July 25, 2009 (click here to view). It was written by Frank Mankiewicz, former press secretary to Senator Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY) and the man who is perhaps most widely remembered for announcing RFK's death in June 1968. Mankiewicz was also the political director of Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern's losing 1972 campaign. The column contained a two-fold revelation about the just-deceased Walter Cronkite, the longtime CBS News anchorman. Here are the disclosures, in Mankiewicz' own words:
  • Uncle Walter: not so sadly missed ... Mark Steyn

    07/31/2009 1:34:38 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies · 1,629+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 30 July 2009 | Mark Steyn
    When it mattered, ‘the most trusted man in America’ actually wasn’t that trustworthyOn the face of it—and on the face of them—Michael Jackson and Walter Cronkite would not appear to have much in common. Cronkite was (all together now) “the most trusted man in America”; Jackson was the least trusted child-man in America, at least to any parents whose ambitions for their kid extend beyond a $30-million out-of-court settlement. But, for those members of the Jackstream Media hoping to eke out one more week of prostrations and ululations for their Gloved One, Cronkite’s death served as a kind of intervention....
  • Things fall apart at the New York Times

    07/30/2009 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 21 replies · 903+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | July 30, 2009 | Stephanie Gutman
    Those staff cuts over at the New York Times are showing. About a week ago (sorry to have found this a little late), the editors published the most inadvertently hilarious correction block ever, “the Mother of All New York Times corrections”, as Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine blog called it: An appraisal on Saturday about Walter Cronkite’s career included a number of errors. In some copies, it misstated the date that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed and referred incorrectly to Mr. Cronkite’s coverage of D-Day. Dr. King was killed on April 4, 1968, not April 30. Mr....
  • CNN's Amanpour Again Denies That She's Political; Gets Mushy Over Cronkite

    07/29/2009 6:07:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 14 replies · 600+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 07/29/2009 | Matthew Balan
    On CBS’s Late, Late Show on early Wednesday morning, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour again claimed that she was a nonpolitical entity: “I know it’s very fashionable and trendy to wear your politics on your sleeve right now, but I just don’t.” When host Craig Ferguson favorably compared her to the late Walter Cronkite, Amanpour gushed, “He was so special. I think we really will miss him” [audio clips from the interview are available here].Towards the end of the interview, at about 22 minutes into the 1 am Eastern hour, Ferguson asked her if she about her political stance, specifically in the...
  • Walter Cronkite's influence on Generation X (Generation Cronkite)

    07/27/2009 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 27 replies · 699+ views
    Examiner.com-Nashville ^ | 7-20-2009 | Raymond Gellner
    The sad news of the death of former correspondent and newscaster Walter Cronkite gripped the entire nation last week and continues to do so. Many generations are grieving for the man who brought the truth of living history into our homes and into our lives. Each generation has its own vision of the man who became affectionately known as “Uncle” Walter. To the older generations, born during the Great Depression and prior, he first gained national attention by reporting firsthand on the struggle of World War II. His coverage of the war included North Africa and Europe, where he participated...
  • Cronkite's offensive history

    07/25/2009 7:42:52 PM PDT · by balls · 9 replies · 267+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 24, 2009 | Diana West
    It's time for a post-Cronkite post-mortem, but not on the late "icon" himself — the "most trusted man in America," the "voice of G-d," "the gold standard," the "proxy for a nation," or, in plainer English, the lush-lived celebrity "anchor" who died this month at age 92. No, the Cronkite post-mortem that's needed is for the zombies who conjured up the hollow rapture and the living dead who fell for it. Harsh words? You bet. But I don't know how else to begin to assess a nation that sees fit to celebrate, crown, even worship a man who said his...
  • Katie Couric Blasts New York Times for "Seven Errors" in Article on Walter Cronkite - Video 7/24/09

    07/25/2009 7:10:12 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 832+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 25, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from last night where Katie Couris of CBS News slammed the New York Times for an article it did on Walter Cronkite that she said contained "not one, not two, but seven errors." She reeled off several of the errors and then concluded with saying that as journalists, we need to be careful that when we say "that's the way it is, it really is." Cronkite died one week ago at the age of 92. Amen to that. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Walter Cronkite's Push for Abortion and Homosexuality, 1965-2003

    07/22/2009 6:48:46 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 7 replies · 524+ views
    Lifesitenews ^ | July 21, 2009 | Patrick B. Craine
    Famed CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite has been lauded in the media since his death on Friday, at the age of 92, with tributes paid not only from secular media, but even Vatican Radio and other Christian news sources. But while remembered by many as "the most trusted man in America," many of Cronkite's more radical, but lesser known views, would be considered repugnant even to many of his greatest fans. For instance, up until his death Cronkite served as honorary chair of the Interfaith Alliance, an organization dedicated to countering the influence of conservative Christianity on federal politics. In...
  • Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster?

    07/22/2009 6:09:24 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 63 replies · 1,319+ views
    Time ^ | July 23, 2009 | Time
    Now that Walter Cronkite has passed on, who is America's most trusted newscaster? - (It's Jon Stewart)
  • Watson and Walter: Missouri's Show and Tell

    07/23/2009 6:22:37 AM PDT · by Jack Bull · 236+ views
    The Landmark ^ | 7/23/09 | Chris Stigall
    Last weekend two men from the “Show Me” state simultaneously commanded some 96-plus hours of television, radio and print news coverage. Both were considered leaders in their professional field. Both men went on to become wealthy, famous, respected, and admired by peers and fans alike. Each man would receive the highest professional honors to be bestowed. One of the men is commemorated in Jefferson City's capitol rotunda with a bronze bust. A major university named an entire school of study after him. The other man is revered in portraits and famous photographs adorning the walls of premier country clubs all...
  • Thanks, Uncle Walter

    07/22/2009 8:38:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 650+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.28.06 | Jeffrey Lord
    Walter Cronkite created Fox News. Cronkite's fundamental role as a "cultural artist" in creating Fox. one of the most notable moments of Cronkite's liberalism being unmasked in a highly visible fashion was his now famous series on Vietnam. But by this time conservative Americans were already well awake to the realization that this powerful new institution of television was being used in ways both subtle and not, to convey the message that there was no more enlightened or superior world view than modern American liberalism. Broadcast by broadcast it was increasingly apparent that those who disagreed or who challenged the...
  • Cronkite: Jimmy Carter 'Smartest President'(But how many people did Walter convince anyway?)

    07/22/2009 2:16:11 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 29 replies · 674+ views
    newsmax ^ | 7/22/09 | Dave Eberhart
    Deceased news icon Walter Cronkite went on the record saying that in his opinion President Jimmy Carter was the nation’s “smartest president,” according to the Media Research Center (MRC). After the death of Cronkite, the MRC reprised it’s 2006 compilation of what the center referred to as “his liberal leanings on a range of issues,” highlighting some kind words of praise the long-running anchor of the CBS Evening News had for President Jimmy Carter. According to MRC, at a 2003 forum at Drew University the Daily Record of Parsippany, New Jersey reported that Cronkite said “he feared the war [U.S....
  • OK, Enough! Cronkite Was NOT That Great

    07/22/2009 8:25:13 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 16 replies · 367+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 07/22/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The ebullient, effusive, gobstoppery about the life and times of Walter “the most trusted man in America” Cronkite is getting a little too thick around the Old Media landscpe and the latest slobbering love-in by Roger Simon of Politico has at last driven me to say “enuff’s enuf.” Simon’s saccharine memorial oozes from my computer like syrup and it is just as oversweet, and just as unhealthy. Like too many such memorials, the piece is more about the living’s sycophancy than the dearly departed’s life as Simon waxed nostalgic on the day he first met the towering news reader in...
  • Fox News Lies About Cronkite

    07/22/2009 7:41:53 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 10 replies · 695+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 22, 2009 | ClIFF KINCAID
    I have not found one person in the major media-and that includes on the "conservative" Fox News Channel-who has dared to tell the ugly truth about Walter Cronkite's disastrous record in favor of defeat in Vietnam, unilateral disarmament in the face of the Soviet threat, and one-world government. His press has been as good as that of Barack Obama. However, many people are aware of Cronkite's real record, primarily because of the work of AIM founder and long-time AIM Report editor Reed Irvine. Here are just a few of the messages I received in response to my column, "The Terrible...
  • Cronkite Was a Leftist, Not a Liberal

    07/21/2009 7:29:09 PM PDT · by liesel2000 · 19 replies · 596+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | July 21, 2009 | John Perazzo
    “I suppose in all honesty, I’m a liberal,” said the late Walter Cronkite in a snippet of a 1996 interview that Chris Matthews played last night on his program Hardball. “But I would like to define liberal,” Cronkite continued. “I think that the great problem with this label is it has been seriously misused for political purposes.” (Snip) Cronkite saw “liberal” as a broad term meaning essentially a admixture of everything good, kind, sweet, and fuzzy. And in that regard, he didn’t know what he was talking about ...
  • Who Fills the Cronkite Void? ABC Reporter Says Michelle Obama

    07/21/2009 3:11:34 PM PDT · by Justaham · 40 replies · 751+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 7-21-09 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post’s Style section conducted a survey of who could fill the most-trusted void left behind by Walter Cronkite. A series of liberal-media heroes were named: Brian Williams, Bill Moyers, Jim Lehrer, Barbara Walters, Fareed Zakaria, Garrison Keillor, and Jon Stewart. But several people skipped the media stars and selected the Obamas. ABC Nightline correspondent Vicki Mabrey nominated Michelle as a Cronkite replacement: "Rosie the Riveter for our times in a designer gown. You just want to be her best friend forever."
  • Walter Cronkite's Push for Abortion and Homosexuality, 1965-2003

    07/21/2009 12:18:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 48 replies · 2,105+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/09 | Patrick B. Craine
    July 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Famed CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite has been lauded in the media since his death on Friday, at the age of 92, with tributes paid not only from secular media, but even Vatican Radio and other Christian news sources.  But while remembered by many as "the most trusted man in America," many of Cronkite's more radical, but lesser known views, would be considered repugnant even to many of his greatest fans.For instance, up until his death Cronkite served as honorary chair of the Interfaith Alliance, an organization dedicated to countering the influence of conservative Christianity on...
  • Walter Cronkite Without Tears

    07/20/2009 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 4,268+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Journalism: After the eulogies, the fact remains that "the most trusted man in America" betrayed that trust. He helped snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Vietnam and tried hard to do the same in Iraq.President Obama on Friday praised Walter Cronkite as a journalistic icon, calling the CBS anchor the "voice of certainty in an uncertain world." More to the point, he was the father of advocacy journalism, the patron saint of media bias. He went from reporting news to recreating it in his own image. Far from the image of the patriotic war correspondent, Cronkite was a...
  • Meet the real Walter Cronkite 'Most trusted' newsman pushed radical agenda pushes radical agenda

    07/20/2009 3:38:16 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 9 replies · 546+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/18/09 | Joseph Farah
    In 1989, Cronkite spoke to a dinner organized by People for the American Way... In 1999, he appeared at the United Nations to accept the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award from the World Federalists Association. He told those assembled, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, that the first step toward achieving a one-world government – his personal dream – is to strengthen the United Nations...as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace," he said. "To do that, of course, we...
  • The Terrible Truth About Walter Cronkite

    07/20/2009 6:58:23 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 44 replies · 2,096+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 20, 2009 | CLIFF KINCAID
    It is wrong to speak ill of the dead. On the other hand, it is an insult to the intelligence of the American people to pretend that Walter Cronkite was the "voice of God" and "universally credible," as Mara Liasson put it on Fox News Sunday. The terrible truth is that Walter Cronkite symbolized liberal media bias and used that bias with disastrous consequences for our nation and the world. His latest cause was world government and the destruction of American sovereignty. We found out after his retirement that he was not only a liberal, which was evident from his...
  • Walter Cronkite Has Blood on His Hands

    07/19/2009 10:55:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies · 1,439+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2009 | Matt Patterson
    On February 27, 1968, Walter Cronkite delivered his verdict on the (ongoing) war in Vietnam. The most trusted man in America pronounced that it was "...more certain than ever that the bloody experience of Vietnam War is to end in a stalemate." Stalemate.... The Tet Offensive, which battle prompted Cronkite's televised towel throwing, was a decisive American victory -- of the more than 80,000 Communist troops who poured south on the Vietnamese New Year, American and allied South Vietnamese soldiers would kill or capture more than 58,000, while suffering a combined, and comparatively light, 9,000 casualties. Tet was in fact a disaster for the...
  • Walter Cronkite the Subversive, Anti-American Globalist is Dead (audio)

    07/19/2009 7:50:16 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 5 replies · 604+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 19 Jul 09 | ec
    Walter Cronkite, long-time anchor for CBS News and icon of American journalism, died this weekend at 92 years old. He lived a full life, molding public opinion and using his platform to promote his crackpot, anti-constitutional, globalist ideas.
  • CBS' "Face the Nation" has Hatch and Rangel on Health Care; Remembering Cronkite - Video 7/19/09

    07/19/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 239+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is complete video of today's Face the Nation on CBS. The broadcast featured Harry Smith talking with GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch and Democrat Rep. Charles Rangel about the Democrats Health Care Bill. Hatch said the Health bills in both the House and Senate are "totally political bills." He also believes Obama is in such a hurry because he knows it is not likely to pass if it is not done by the time of the recess. Also, Bob Schieffer talks about the life and career of the late Walter Cronkite with former senator and astronaut John Glenn and historian...
  • Cronkite ‘never let us down,’ Obama says

    07/19/2009 11:38:32 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 739+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 7/18/09 | staff
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama praised broadcasting icon Walter Cronkite as a newsman who "never let us down." The 92-year-old retired CBS News anchorman died Friday night at his Manhattan home after a long illness. In a statement, Obama described Cronkite as a trusted voice who calmly guided America through wars and riots, marches and milestones. "His rich baritone reached millions of living rooms every night, and in an industry of icons, Walter set the standard by which all others have been judged," Obama said. "But Walter was always more than just an anchor. He was family. He invited us...
  • What the Other Obits Won't Tell You About Cronkite (He pushed a radical agenda)

    07/19/2009 5:59:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 75 replies · 2,170+ views
    wnd.com ^ | July 18, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Walter Cronkite is dead at 92 – but most Americans, many of whom considered him "the most trusted man" in the country during his reign as CBS News anchor – still don't know what motivated him and how he secured such an influential and lofty position. He was like a grandfatherly institution in the early days of TV. People believed him. Uncle Walter wouldn't lie, America believed. Thus, when he gave his opinions, they had impact. One example was his report on the Tet offensive in Vietnam, which is credited with swinging the tide of opinion against the...
  • Time: Cronkite, the 'Patron Saint of Objectivity' -- Well, Actually, Thankfully, No

    07/18/2009 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Stoat · 13 replies · 906+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 16, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Time: Cronkite, the 'Patron Saint of Objectivity' -- Well, Actually, Thankfully, No By Tim Graham (Bio | Archive) July 18, 2009 - 09:02 ET     Most Americans who were born before 1970 remember Walter Cronkite as a towering figure of TV news. I remember being riveted to the set during his final newscast in 1981. But one grand claim about Cronkite should not stand: that he was "TV’s patron saint of objectivity," as Time TV writer Jim Poniewozik wrote in a tribute. Even Poniewozik can’t stick with that claim. He went on to honor Cronkite for trusting his...
  • Leading Democrats, Republicans praise Cronkite [McCain recalls Hanoi trip] [BARF!]

    07/18/2009 7:29:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 824+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-07-18
    (snip) "I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Cronkite, one of the most influential newsmen of our time," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "I will never forget our memorable visit together to Hanoi on the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon."(snip)
  • Don’t Mourn the Passing of Cronkite’s Era

    07/18/2009 3:48:35 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 16 replies · 842+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 7/18/09 | Shout Bits
    CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite died yesterday, so it is this blog's duty to tread lightly on his memory. His moniker as the most trusted man, however, speaks volumes about the naivety of Americans in the 1960's and the limited news sources then available. While this blog hopes to tread lightly, the mainstream media rarely returns the favor. When Sen. Thurmond died, the press jumped on his segregationist past as a Democrat (while omitting the Democrat part). When Charlton Heston died, the press jumped on his supposedly controversial support of basic gun rights. When Pres. Reagan died, the media openly speculated...
  • Walter Cronkite Covers First Inauguration of President Ronald Reagan - Video 1/20/1981

    07/18/2009 2:29:09 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 3 replies · 618+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    With the death of Walter Cronkite yesterday, July 17, 2009, at the age of 92, there have been a lot of places posting short clips of Cronkite in action. Here is video in eight parts of Walter Cronkite covering his last major event for CBS News as Anchor - President Ronald Reagan's First Inauguration on January 20, 1981. The video contains extensive portions of his coverage that day, and at the same time shows a great deal of President Reagan, including his taking the Oath of Office and his entire Inaugural Address. There was high drama that day. Not only...
  • CBS News Special from 1997 - "Cronkite Remembers" - Video

    07/18/2009 1:42:15 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 12 replies · 505+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video in four parts of a CBS Special done in 1997 called "Cronkite Remembers." Cronkite died yesterday, July 17, 2009, at the age of 92. This program has a lot of Cronkite himself talking about his life and family, and many of the historic events he covered. For both Cronkite's admirers and critics, it will bring back a lot of memories . . . . . (Watch Videos)
  • Walter Cronkite, RIP

    07/18/2009 3:37:41 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 38 replies · 1,674+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 07/17/09 | John Podhoretz
    Walter Cronkite has died at the age of 92, and it’s a mark of how the world has changed since his heyday that not a person under the age of 25 will have any idea who he was—and not a person under the age of 25 has probably ever watched the program that made him, for a time, the most trusted man in America and the most august personage in the news business.
  • Famed CBS News Anchorman Walter Cronkite Dies at 92

    07/18/2009 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Doogle · 16 replies · 903+ views
    ap VIA fox ^ | 07/18/09 | AP
    NEW YORK — Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the U.S. networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," died Friday. He was 92.
  • Cronkite Dies & Liberal Love-In Commences

    07/18/2009 9:23:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 52 replies · 1,559+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-18-09 | Curt
    With the love-fest going on for Cronkite I felt the need to interject some reality into the situation. A few reasons why the man shouldn't be remembered as fondly as some suggest. One reason....His part in ensuring that Vietnam would end badly for the United States by uttering these kind of words, and doing it on a nightly basis: Who won and who lost in the great Tet offensive against the cities? I’m not sure. The Vietcong did not win by a knockout, but neither did we. The referees of history may make it a draw. It seems now more...
  • Why I don’t mourn Walter Cronkite

    07/18/2009 6:14:28 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 41 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 7/18/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Walter Cronkite is dead and I extend my sympathy to this relatives and friends who grieve. As for me, I cannot find it in myself to mourn his passing. I watched his version of the news constantly, recalling his famous closing line “and that’s the way it is.” The problem is, as I learned later, that’s not the way it was. Walter Cronkite was labeled ...“the most trusted man in America.” He, and many others, used that trust to create an aura around the news business that it has taken literally decades to reveal as a false front. At a...
  • Dan Rather Reflects on Walter Cronkite - Video 7/17/09

    07/18/2009 5:25:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 510+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 18, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from last night of Dan Rather reflecting on Walter Cronkite, who died yesterday at the age of 92. Rather succeeded Cronkite as anchor of the CBS Evening News in 1981 after Cronkite signed off for his last broadcast. . . . . . (Watch Video)