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  • Obama praises Cronkite as icon who will be missed (Obamabarf)

    07/17/2009 7:44:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 732+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 17, 2009
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday praised Walter Cronkite as a journalistic icon, calling the CBS anchor the "voice of certainty in an uncertain world," who will be truly missed. Cronkite, 92, died Friday night at his Manhattan home. 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....
  • Buh-Bye, Walter Cronkite: He Lost the Vietnam War for U.S. on TV, Had American Blood on His Hands

    07/17/2009 7:51:49 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 190 replies · 8,468+ views ^ | 7/17/2009 | Debbie Schlussel
    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....
  • Video of CBS News Special Report on Death and Career of Walter Cronkite - Video 7/17/09

    07/17/2009 7:25:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 569+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of CBS News' Special Report tonight announcing the death of longtime anchorman Walter Cronkite. Current CBS Anchor Katie Couric does the report, which gives a summary of Cronkite's life and career. The report shows Cronkite talking about having been at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials following World War II, where he said he wanted to "personally cut the throat" of Julius Streicher, known as "Jew-Baiter Number One." The report reviews his career with CBS, where he covered events from the coronation of Queen Elizabeth to the Inauguration of Ronald Reagan. Cronkite knew and covered 12 American Presidents....
  • Legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite dies at 92

    07/17/2009 5:48:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 144 replies · 5,270+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – Walter Cronkite, the premier TV anchorman of the networks' golden age who reported a tumultuous time with reassuring authority and came to be called "the most trusted man in America," has died. He was 92. CBS vice president Linda Mason says Cronkite died at 7:42 p.m. Friday with his family by his side at his home in New York after a long illness. He was the face of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, when stories ranged from the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to racial and...
  • Walter Cronkite Promoted a World Government-1999 Speech

    07/17/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 42 replies · 2,012+ views
    Speech on acceptance of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award 1999 | October 19, 1999 | Walter Cronkite
    WALTER CRONKITE PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL WORLD GOVERNMENT (Received W.F.A.'s Norman Cousins Global Governance Award on 19 October 1999} I am greatly honored to receive this award for two reasons: first, I believe as Norman Cousins did that the first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world; second, I feel sentimental about this award because half a century ago Norman offered me a job as spokesman and Washington lobbyist for the World Federalist organization, which was then in its infancy. I...
  • CBS News Legendary Anchorman Walter Cronkite Dead at Age 92 - Video of Cronkite

    07/17/2009 5:59:12 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 53 replies · 3,911+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    News is out tonight that long-time CBS News Anchorman Walter Cronkite has died at the age of 92 . . . . Cronkite was the news for several generations of Americans. It was a five-night a week tradition at my house to sit down and watch the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. In his later years, Cronkite revealed a very strong liberal bent, far more so than was obvious in his newscasts, although he certainly leaned toward the Democrats. But his face and voice will always be synonymous with the news. Below is video of one of his most...
  • Walter Cronkite dead

    07/17/2009 5:15:12 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 602 replies · 21,462+ views
    BNO ^ | 07/17/08 | BNO
    Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite has died at age 92, The New York Times reports.
  • Palin quoting Cronkite and Plato

    07/10/2009 11:02:10 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 23 replies · 1,345+ views
    Twitter ^ | June 10, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    ...."Most newspapermen by definition have to be liberal; if they're not, by my definition, they can hardly be good newspapermen" W. Cronkite "You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation" -Plato Sarah Palin on Twitter
  • [from 2008] Walter Cronkite, Vietnam, and the Decline of Media Credibility

    06/19/2009 7:14:12 AM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies · 1,895+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2008 | Lee Cary
    Walter Cronkite’s remarks at the end of his February 27, 1968 evening news broadcast, four decades ago today, were a watershed in the history of the MSM’s credibility.   Unless you’re at least 55 years old, you probably don’t remember that CBS broadcast 40 years ago.  The most trusted man in America had recently returned from Vietnam where he hosted a documentary on the VC/NVA TET (New Year) offensive that began January 31, 1968.  Back in NYC, he closed his program that night by introducing “an analysis that must be speculative, personal, [and] subjective.”  Among his comments were these: Who won...
  • Veteran CBS newsman Walter Cronkite reported ill

    06/19/2009 12:19:24 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 67 replies · 1,831+ views
    NEW YORK – CBS isn't commenting on reports that veteran newsman Walter Cronkite is gravely ill. The 92-year-old former anchor of "The CBS Evening News," who has been ailing for some time, has reportedly taken a turn for the worse, according to TVNewser and other online sites. CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco had no comment on Friday. Bob Schieffer said, "All of us are praying for the best, and our thoughts are with Walter's family." The host of CBS' "Face the Nation" and a longtime Cronkite colleague, Schieffer noted that he had no current news on Cronkite's condition. The face...
  • Report: News Legend Walter Cronkite Gravely Ill

    06/18/2009 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 108 replies · 3,288+ views
    Report: News Legend Walter Cronkite Gravely Ill By TAMER EL-GHOBASHY Updated 9:00 PM EDT, Thu, Jun 18, 2009 American journalism legend, Walter Cronkite, is nearing death and CBS News has been scrambling to update the 92-year-old's obituary, reported Thursday. The former anchor of "CBS Evening News" is gravely ill, according to TVNewser, a news blog on that cited several sources at CBS News. The Los Angeles Times reported that rumors surrounding Cronkite's health began swirling when CBS began calling other top TV anchors for quotes and comments on Cronkite's career. CBS News declined to comment on Cronkite's condition....
  • Walter Cronkite Gravely Ill

    06/18/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 140 replies · 3,785+ views ^ | June 18, 2009 | None
    TVNewser has learned legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, 92, who once held the title of "Most Trusted Man in America," is said to be gravely ill, according to multiple CBS News sources. The network began updating his obituary more than a week ago, a source adds. CBS News executive Linda Mason, designated to speak on Cronkite's behalf, had no comment. The avuncular Cronkite anchored "CBS Evening News" for 19 years, until 1981, when he was forced to retire. Dan Rather was named his successor. Cronkite maintained an office at CBS, where he was a special correspondent. A native of St....
  • Cronkite, RFK Announce Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. 41 Years Ago - Videos 4/4/1968

    04/04/2009 8:10:18 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 478+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is CBS News video of Walter Cronkite announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 41 years ago today, April 4, 1968. King was shot to death while he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, by James Earl Ray. Below is audio of Robert F. Kennedy announcing the news of King's death to a crowd in Indiana. Robert Kennedy would himself be assassinated just two months later after winning the California Primary in the race for the Democratic Nomination for President in 1968 . . . . . (Watch Videos)
  • Liberal CBS News anchor Katie Couric wins award named for liberal CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite.

    03/13/2009 7:52:44 AM PDT · by slomark · 12 replies · 545+ views
    EXCERPT: [video] Katie Couric may never win the ratings, but who cares? She just took home a coveted Cronkite Award (which we assume is called a “Wally” by TV insiders). Couric’s Wally was presented for “her revealing, multi-part interview of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.” The Wallies are awarded twice each year by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. They are named in honor of Walter Cronkite, once known as “the most trusted man in America.”....
  • A National Endowment for Journalism (Giga-barf alert)

    02/14/2009 9:08:05 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 450+ views
    Al Guardian ^ | 2-14-09 | Bruce Ackerman
    The traditional newspaper is dying. The Evening Standard has been sold off for a pound to a former KGB agent, the Los Angeles Times is bankrupt and even the New York Times is in trouble. Mexican plutocrat Carlos Slim may become its largest shareholder in return for financing the paper's billion-dollar debt. Except for the financial press, newspapers have failed to convince readers to pay for online access – and there is no reason to think that readers will suddenly succumb to the charms of PayPal. The newspaper bust has been good for one business. Policy wonks have been charging...
  • President John F. Kennedy Assassinated 45 Years Ago Today - Video Montage 11/22/08

    11/22/2008 7:10:19 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 42 replies · 4,032+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 22, 2008 | BrianinMO
    It was 45 years ago today, November 22, 1963, that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Here are a series of videos that bring back the events of the day, beginning with the extremely graphic Zapruder film showing the assassination itself, followed by news coverage of the assassination . . . . . (Watch Videos)
  • Is Jon Stewart the Most Trusted Man in America?

    08/17/2008 7:36:23 PM PDT · by melt · 23 replies · 234+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/17/08 | MICHIKO KAKUTANI
    IT’S been more than eight years since “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” made its first foray into presidential politics with the presciently named Indecision 2000, and the difference in the show’s approach to its coverage then and now provides a tongue-in-cheek measure of the show’s striking evolution. In 1999, the “Daily Show” correspondent Steve Carell struggled to talk his way off Senator John McCain’s overflow press bus — “a repository for outcasts, misfits and journalistic bottom-feeders” — and onto the actual Straight Talk Express, while at the 2000 Republican Convention Mr. Stewart self-deprecatingly promised exclusive coverage of “all the...
  • Walter Cronkite, Vietnam, and the Decline of Media Credibility

    02/27/2008 3:58:55 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 246+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2008 | Lee Cary
    Walter Cronkite’s remarks at the end of his February 27, 1968 evening news broadcast, four decades ago today, were a watershed in the history of the MSM’s credibility. Unless you’re at least 55 years old, you probably don’t remember that CBS broadcast 40 years ago. The most trusted man in America had recently returned from Vietnam where he hosted a documentary on the VC/NVA TET (New Year) offensive that began January 31, 1968. Back in NYC, he closed his program that night by introducing “an analysis that must be speculative, personal, [and] subjective.” Among his comments were these: Who won...
  • Walter Cronkite and the CIA

    02/26/2008 1:15:37 PM PST · by Richard Poe · 88 replies · 1,150+ views ^ | February 26, 2008 | Richard Lawrence Poe
    by Richard Lawrence Poe Tuesday, February 26, 2008 ArchivesPermanent Link FORMER CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite is 91 years old and ailing. Poor health prevented him from accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award in person on January 19. At such a moment, I would prefer to speak charitably of Cronkite. But the times call for candor. Cronkite's intrigues have cost the lives of countless American soldiers. Even worse, it appears that our Central Intelligence Agency assisted Cronkite in his betrayals. Americans need to know why. Born in Saint Joseph, Missouri, Cronkite grew up in Kansas City and Houston, Texas. He dropped...
  • How the CIA Lost Vietnam

    02/13/2008 3:47:36 PM PST · by Richard Poe · 69 replies · 715+ views ^ | February 13, 2008 | Richard Lawrence Poe
    by Richard Lawrence Poe Wednesday, February 13, 2008 ArchivesPermanent Link AMERICANS FACE a grim anniversary this month. Forty years ago, on February 27, 1968, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite pronounced the Vietnam War a hopeless cause. His forecast was premature. Saigon did not fall for another eight years. What possessed Cronkite to raise the white flag so far in advance? We now know that Cronkite was simply parroting the CIA line. Agency analysts had been churning out gloomy reports about Vietnam by the ream since 1963. Sadly, they were not content to issue classified reports through proper channels. They went...