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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...
  • Forty Years of the Tet Offensive--How well has the West done in the field?

    02/04/2008 5:15:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 70+ views
    Ottawa Citizen / Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 04, 2008 | David Warren
    Breaking the negotiated annual truce, for surprise, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese regulars launched the Tet Offensive, in the night of 30/31 January 1968, named for the Vietnamese lunar new year. This campaign continued in various forms through September of that year, ending in total military defeat, for the aggressors. And a brilliant propaganda victory, for the same. Thinking back on the Vietnam War this last week. And while I was doing so, a young leftist friend wrote to me, on an entirely unrelated topic, taunting with a remark about 2008 being, "The last year of the American Empire" --...
  • Declassified Study Puts Vietnam Events In New Light (failed SIGINT)

    01/09/2008 9:31:50 AM PST · by RDTF · 68 replies · 112+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jan 9, 2008 | Peter Grier
    US signals intelligence during the war came up short in major turning points, according to an NSA history. WASHINGTON -- US signals intelligence – the much-vaunted ability of American military and spy units to eavesdrop on the radio calls and other electronic communications of an adversary – failed at crucial moments during the Vietnam War, according to a just-declassified National Security Agency history of the effort. The 10,000 cryptographers and other signals personnel in Southeast Asia at the time did not predict the start of the Tet offensive on Jan. 31, 1968. Prior to that, signals intelligence may have actually...
  • Walter Cronkite returning to TV

    11/16/2007 6:18:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 74 replies · 218+ views
    reuters ^ | Nov 15, 2007 | Anthony Crupi
    Walter Cronkite, the TV news icon often described as "the most trusted man in America," is returning to television, signing on as a regular contributor to the startup cable network Retirement Living TV. Beginning November 20, the former CBS Evening News anchor will contribute weekly editorial commentaries during the channel's two-hour noontime program, Daily Cafe. Each of Cronkite's videotaped messages will run between seven and 10 minutes in length. The "Cronkite's Commentaries" segments will provide the veteran newsman a platform from which to offer his take on a host of issues, ranging from politics to the environment. Retirement Living made...
  • Walter Cronkite Promotes Law of the Sea Treaty

    09/28/2007 7:55:45 PM PDT · by processing please hold · 18 replies · 67+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 27, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    Dan Rather is making headlines suing his former employer, but Rather’s predecessor, Walter Cronkite, is busy promoting world government. Cronkite has just surfaced as one of the 101 “prominent leaders” signing a letter urging Senate passage of the Law of the Sea Treaty. His CBS affiliation is listed on the letter, making it seem as though the media giant is taking sides in the debate over the pact. This would not be surprising; media coverage has been overwhelmingly pro-treaty. A news conference I participated in on September 26 to oppose the treaty was ignored by most of the media. However,...
  • On This Day in History 1963,Walter Cronkite began as anchor on the CBS Evening News

    08/31/2007 4:23:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 31 replies · 564+ views
    various ^ | 8/31/07 | various
    WALTER CRONKITE'S "WE ARE MIRED IN STALEMATE" BROADCAST, FEBRUARY 27, 1968 But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that the only rational way out then will be to negotiate, not as victors, but as an honorable people who lived up to their pledge to defend democracy, and did the best they could. This is Walter Cronkite. Good night.
  • VANITY: Walter Cronkite as a moral compass for the Liberal Left

    04/29/2007 4:08:22 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 15 replies · 580+ views
    The Democratic World Federation ^ | 10/19/1999 | Walter Cronkite
    WALTER CRONKITE PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL WORLD GOVERNMENT (This was the speech given when he 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,...
  • Walter Cronkite endorses Campaign to Force Christianity out of U.S. Public Life

    02/28/2007 3:58:50 PM PST · by wagglebee · 109 replies · 4,339+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/28/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    SAN JOSE, California, February 28, 2007 ( - A new campaign to force Christian influence out of the public sphere was launched last week in San Jose, California, in response to what is seen as a returning strength of religious organizations in American society. Led by members of the Interfaith Alliance, an organization dedicated to countering the influence of the conservative Christian Coalition on federal politics, the new campaign is designed to promote policies that would silence the political voice of the “religious right.” Called ‘First Amendment First’, the campaign has been billed as a defense of the separation of...
  • Cronkite In CBS 5 Interview: Iraq War A 'Disaster' (On Drudge)

    02/28/2007 4:10:31 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 41 replies · 944+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Feb 23, 2007 | Hank Plante
    (CBS 5) SAN JOSE It was in 1968, when CBS Anchorman Walter Cronkite did a tour of Vietnam, and came back highly critical of that war. His pronouncement that the Vietnam War was unwinnable led to such a shift in public opinion against the war that President Lyndon Johnson said, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost America." The 90-year-old Cronkite was in San Jose on Friday addressing the Commonwealth Club. In an exclusive interview with CBS 5, he weighed in on the situation in Iraq. "We should have gotten out a long time ago. This is a mistake, this entire...
  • Cronkite opposes religious influence [urging greater separation of church and state...]

    02/24/2007 11:48:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 1,108+ views
    Cronkite opposes religious influence Venerable news anchor appears at event urging greater separation of church and state By Kim Vo, MEDIANEWS STAFF Article Last Updated: 02/24/2007 02:54:02 AM PST Faith-based initiatives. Intelligent Design. Gay marriage. Terri Schiavo. Alarmed by what they see as religious groups' growing influence on government policy, a consortium has launched a public awareness campaign to defend the First Amendment's vow that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." "That cherished freedom is under severe attack," the Rev. Welton Gaddy said before an audience of about 700 people...
  • Official FreeRepublic Thread: CBS Evening News [Katie Couric]

    09/05/2006 1:46:49 PM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 178 replies · 3,488+ views
    CBS Evening News ^ | September 5, 2006 | Zuben Elgenubi
    K-K-K-Katie Couric begins her transmissions this evening. I think this is the CBS video LINK.
  • Walter Cronkite To Introduce Katie Couric on CBS News

    08/31/2006 9:47:21 PM PDT · by Dilbert San Diego · 25 replies · 1,108+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 8-30-06 | Maira Oliveria
    Walter Cronkite To Introduce Katie Couric On CBS News August 28, 2006 11:00 a.m. EST Maira Oliveira - All Headline News Reporter New York, NY (AHN) - Katie Couric is set to debut on CBS in early September as the "queen" of CBS News. To make her foray extra special, the former bubbly co-host of NBC's "Today" show-will be introduced on her first day on the newscast by legendary anchorman, Walter Cronkite.

    08/27/2006 1:31:00 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 142 replies · 2,643+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/27/06 | Drudge
    Walter Cronkite will introduce Katic Couric on the new CBS EVENING NEWS next week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. Cronkite is just one of many superstars, and broadcast legends, that will help the former TODAY host splash onto the nightly news scene. "It's going to be a who's who of Americana," a top CBS source said on Sunday. Cronkite will do the introduction of Couric on opening night only, the source said. CBS brass dismiss the suggestion that adding Cronkite is an attention-grabbing stunt. "This is a bold statement of continuity and 'trust,' a commitment to the quality of the...
  • Walter Cronkite created Fox News.

    07/28/2006 10:20:55 AM PDT · by aceintx · 53 replies · 2,405+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jeffrey Lord
    Media Matters Thanks, Uncle Walter By Jeffrey Lord Published 7/28/2006 12:07:29 AM Walter Cronkite created Fox News. This aspect of Mr. Cronkite's long and distinguished career as a journalist was not mentioned in this week's showing of the PBS series American Masters that saluted the veteran CBS newsman. The show, which is designed to examine "the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists," dug deep into Mr. Cronkite's life and career. He was praised (one might even say worshiped!) for his coverage of the Kennedy assassination, political conventions, Vietnam and Watergate. He was cited as a...
  • American Masters: Walter Cronkite: Witness to History (on PBS tonight)

    07/26/2006 6:12:31 PM PDT · by FoxPro · 8 replies · 459+ views
    Although he stepped down as CBS anchor 25 years ago, Walter Cronkite's legacy continues today. CC Stereo
  • A Backward Look at the Times Of 'Uncle Walter' Cronkite (Another Level 7 Barfer)

    07/26/2006 7:32:42 AM PDT · by abb · 14 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2006 | Tom Shales
    More than once he's referred to by his old nickname, "Uncle Walter," by talking heads on tonight's PBS "American Masters" report, "Walter Cronkite: Witness to History." Clearly, though, he is Grandpa Cronkite now, or perhaps Great-Grandpa. Partly because of how he is photographed and partly because time will not be held back, Cronkite looks every minute of his 89 years. Not visibly but discernibly, however, Cronkite is still a man of gusto and vitality, and he seems to enjoy the luxury -- who wouldn't? -- of being present at, and participating in, what amounts to his own memorial service. It's...
  • Media tell "5% of the truth"

    06/23/2006 7:56:05 AM PDT · by tmp02 · 67 replies · 2,148+ views ^ | 6/21/06 | Mike Hartman
    ...At the time of her visit she was a very high-level operative for the CIA; in my eyes a highly credible person. As we listened to Walter Cronkite report on the war, my Aunt suddenly BURST OUT in laughter!! I was shocked at her spontaneous response to what I thought was very serious business. I asked her to quiet the laughter so I could hear, but also asked what was so funny? She said she also wanted to hear, but would explain at the next commercial break. When the next ad came over the air she said, “It’s been so...
  • Kennedy’s opposition to wind farm is suspicious ( NIMBY Alert )

    04/30/2006 8:35:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies · 2,405+ views
    Metro West Daily News ^ | April 30, 2006 | John P. Gregg
    Fans of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy have long argued that he has fought the good fight ... But today, he is defending the indefensible: special interest legislation, tucked into a Coast Guard authorization bill, that would give Gov. Mitt Romney the power to veto the proposed Cape Wind energy project, even though it would be in federal waters. The project... more than five miles offshore of Cape Cod. The equivalent of burning 113 million barrels of oil per year. Proponents of Cape Wind say it is an important source of alternative, renewable energy, and it has the backing of such...
  • "Not in My Backyard" Award

    01/12/2006 8:15:22 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,097+ views
    Center for Consumer Freedom ^ | January 12, 2006 | Center for Consumer Freedom
    Given to environmentalist lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose fight for "green" energy apparently stops as soon as the results might spoil his view. Kennedy penned an irate New York Times op-ed in December, condemning the proposed building of wind turbines around the Nantucket Sound. While Kennedy criss-crosses the country in his jet-fuel-burning private plane stumping for alternative energy sources, he wants an exception for his own backyard. Greenpeace spokesman Chris Miller was not pleased, saying: "It's about a vision for healthy oceans, not the view from the Kennedy compound."
  • Congress May Block Plan for a Wind Farm in Nantucket Sound

    12/15/2005 7:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies · 1,610+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 15, 2005 | CORNELIA DEAN
    A plan to build what could become the first large offshore wind farm in the United States would be effectively killed by a proposed amendment to a Coast Guard budget bill now making its way through Congress, people on both sides of the issue say. The amendment, offered by Representative Don Young, Republican of Alaska, would prohibit new offshore wind facilities within 1.5 nautical miles of a shipping lane or a ferry route. That would rule out construction of the installation, proposed for Nantucket Sound. The budget bill awaits action in a House-Senate conference committee. The developer, a private company...
  • Catching the sea breeze

    01/11/2006 8:21:18 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 461+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 11, 2006 | Greg Watson
    CRITICS OF PROPOSED US offshore wind farms have recently lauded efforts to develop deep-water offshore wind energy technologies that would allow wind farms to be built far from shore. They suggest that advances in research and development are proceeding at such a rapid pace that thousands of wind turbines could soon be operating off the northeast coast without encroaching on anyone's view or posing any threat to the environment. Clarification about the current state and potential of deep-water offshore wind energy appears timely. The US Department of Energy estimates the wind energy potential off the United States coast to be...
  • Congress near blocking Mass. offshore wind farm ( Ted Kennedy NIMBY alert )

    04/07/2006 6:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,335+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2006 | Chris Baltimore
    Opponents of a plan to build the first offshore U.S. wind farm in Nantucket Sound off Massachusetts were a step closer on Friday to blocking the $900 million project. Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate agreed late on Thursday to give Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney the power to block a plan by Cape Wind Associates LLC to put 130 giant wind turbines near the resort islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Backers say the project could generate enough electricity for most of Cape Cod and nearby islands. Opponents include wealthy residents with yachts and shorefront property near...
  • Greenpeace Ads to Target Ted Kennedy

    04/25/2006 9:31:36 PM PDT · by peggybac · 67 replies · 2,352+ views ^ | 4/25/06
    The infamous environmental group Greenpeace is targeting Sen. Ted Kennedy for opposing a wind farm in the Nantucket Sound because it would interfere with the view from his Hyannisport mansion. Greenpeace is launching a nationwide TV ad campaign against Kennedy, with spots that portray the Massachusetts Democrat as Godzilla. The Cape Cod Times reports: "In the 30-second spot, a cartoon Kennedy looms over the water like a Japanese movie monster, pounding wind turbines as they sprout from the water, and barks, 'I might see them from my mansion on the Cape.'" Kennedy's nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a leading...
  • Environmental Blowhards 2006 (Ted Kennedy)

    04/18/2006 9:04:30 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 17 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | April 17, 2006 | Mark Hyman
    No politician in America has a darker history with the waters off Martha's Vineyard than Senator Ted Kennedy. The Chappaquiddick Kid has been leading a three-year old battle to stop a windmill energy farm. A Boston company proposed building 130 wind turbines over a 24 square mile area off the Massachusetts coast. The wind turbines would provide three-quarters of Cape Cod's energy needs and nearly two percent for all of New England instead of relying on coal burning power plants. Greenpeace supported the idea. Yet big-time environmental liberals, the Chappaquiddick Kid, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and the befuddled Walter Cronkite oppose...
  • Cronkite: Dangers from Anti-Communist "Nuts," Iraq Equals Vietnam

    03/27/2006 4:03:18 PM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 38 replies · 1,200+ views
    MRC ^ | March 24, 2006 | Brent Baker
         In a talk with the editor of the liberal Texas Monthly magazine who hosts a monthly interview show on Texas PBS stations, former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite uncorked some more liberal opinions. In praising the CBS-boosting, Joseph McCarthy-trashing movie Good Night and Good Luck, Cronkite liked how it reminded Americans that "one nut could endanger the democracy," was "locking up our democracy in a very dangerous way," and persecuting people who were "simply good Americans." When pressed to compare Vietnam and Iraq, Cronkite declared that the comparison was "almost exact."      On Thursday, the Poynter Institute's Romenesko Web site...
  • The Same Old Song And Dance

    03/02/2006 1:42:52 PM PST · by DARCPRYNCE · 4 replies · 515+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 03/02/06 | Edward L. Daley
    This past Monday, CBS, otherwise known as See? BS!, Al-Jazeera West, and the Corrupt Broadcasting System, proved once again that it is nothing but a shameless propaganda tool of the Democrat party, by releasing the results of a poll it rigged... uh... conducted recently showing that President Bush's popularity rating has plummeted to an all-time low of 34 percent.
  • At 90, Cronkite proves he's nobody's fool

    01/17/2006 5:16:42 AM PST · by beaversmom · 83 replies · 1,678+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 17, 2006 | JOHN DOYLE
    PASADENA, CALIF. -- Walter Cronkite is some kind of hero. He's old and he doesn't give a damn. There's no reason why he should. He'll be 90 this year. He moves a little slowly and he's a bit deaf, but his mind is very sharp. He knows exactly who he is: a newsman. In 1981 when he retired as anchor of the CBS Evening News, he was voted, for the umpteenth time, "the most trusted man in America." In 1994, years after he'd stopped delivering the daily news he was still voted "the most trusted man in America." He's a...
  • Cronkite Wants U.S. Forces Out of Iraq Now (Murtha Predicts Pullout)

    01/16/2006 11:32:49 AM PST · by kellynla · 60 replies · 1,248+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 15, 2006 | DAVID BAUDER
    PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 15) - Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, whose 1968 conclusion that the Vietnam War was unwinnable keenly influenced public opinion then, said Sunday he'd say the same thing today about Iraq. "It's my belief that we should get out now," Cronkite said in a meeting with reporters. Now 89, the television journalist once known as "the most trusted man in America" has been off the "CBS Evening News" for nearly a quarter-century. He's still a CBS News employee, although he does little for them. Cronkite said one of his proudest moments came at the end of a...
  • The Cronkite Doctrine

    01/16/2006 6:41:42 AM PST · by pissant · 83 replies · 1,512+ views
    WashPost ^ | 1/15/06 | Lisa de Moraes
    Walter Cronkite has been old for a really long time. So long that he thinks it's a good idea to poke fun at people who stutter in front of a room of reporters. So long that he remembers when the network news operations weren't required to make money. So long that he thinks the effort of news operations to make money does not affect content. So long that virtually every story he told at Winter TV Press Tour 2006 Sunday he'd told a dozen times before. At age 89, Walter Cronkite hasn't been the anchor of the "CBS Evening News"...
  • New CBS News Format?

    01/16/2006 5:55:46 AM PST · by rabair · 7 replies · 489+ views ^ | January 16, 2006 | Randy Just wanting to share a photoshop I put up at my blog with ya'll... Something I was inspired to after the latest Cronkite rant.If you choose to display it here or elsewhere, please save your own copy or use this one (so I don't kill my bandwidth).... Enjoy! Rather: ...and if a fro..... if a camel had side pockets he'd carry an RPGCronkite: Dan, your stupid one liners make even less sense after you've Al Qaedized 'em up.Rather: Hey buddy, you don't tell me how to make an ass out of myself, and I won't tell you how...
  • Cronkite: Time for U.S. to Leave Iraq

    01/15/2006 4:20:31 PM PST · by wagglebee · 169 replies · 3,720+ views ^ | 1/15/06 | AP
    Former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, whose 1968 conclusion that the Vietnam War was unwinnable keenly influenced public opinion then, said Sunday he'd say the same thing today about Iraq. "It's my belief that we should get out now," Cronkite said in a meeting with reporters. Now 89, the television journalist once known as "the most trusted man in America" has been off the "CBS Evening News" for nearly a quarter- century. He's still a CBS News employee, although he does little for them. Cronkite said one of his proudest moments came at the end of a 1968 documentary he made...