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  • Maher and Guests Battle Over Whether Obama Governs ‘Out of Fear of Assassination’

    10/12/2013 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/12/13 | Andrew Kirell
    During the “Overtime” online edition of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher posited that President Obama moderates his political positions out of fear of being assassinated, leading to a panel-wide battle over whether Americans are “subconsciously racist” against the president. While lamenting with Oliver Stone about the short political career of John F. Kennedy, Maher suggested that bold leaders like JFK “always seem to, at the end of the day, get cut out of the picture, violently or otherwise. And maybe that is why Barack Obama is more of a centrist than we want him to be?” “You think that?”
  • George Will: When liberals became scolds

    10/12/2013 9:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2013 | George Will
    “Ex-Marine Asks Soviet Citizenship” — Washington Post headline, Nov. 1, 1959 (concerning Lee Harvey Oswald) “He didn’t even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. It’s — it had to be some silly little Communist.” — Jacqueline Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963 She thought it robbed his death of any meaning. But a meaning would be quickly manufactured to serve a new politics. First, however, an inconvenient fact — Oswald — had to be expunged from the story. So, just 24 months after the assassination, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the Kennedys’ kept historian, published a thousand-page history of the thousand-day...
  • WWWCD? What Would Walter Cronkite Do?

    05/13/2013 11:11:47 AM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | May 13, 2013 | Reasonmclucus
    Reporters covering the investigation of the major al Qaeda victory at Benghazi should ask themselves: "what would Walter Cronkite do" if he were covering the story. Let's consider the facts. Most people familiar with the War on Terror knew in September, 2012, that there was a heightened risk of an al Qaeda attack in the U.S. or at American installations outside the U.S. on or about the anniversary of the original 9/11 attack. The danger was particularly high at American facilities in Libya because of the very unstable situation there and the presence of al Qaeda personnel who were trying...
  • New Biography of CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dents His Halo

    05/21/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/21/12 | Howard Kurtz
    In the early 1970s, the most trusted man in America did a very untrustworthy thing. Unbeknownst to the millions who tuned in religiously to the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite cut a deal with Pan Am to fly his family to vacation spots around the world. Together with a handful of friends, they roamed from the South Pacific to Haiti, with Cronkite snorkeling, swimming, and drinking, thanks to a friend at the airline. According to Douglas Brinkley’s sweeping and masterful biography Cronkite, the news division president, Dick Salant, was upset at what he deemed a blatant conflict of interest, but...
  • The Recovery Myth… And Other Fanciful Tales.

    05/06/2012 2:56:03 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 2 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | May 6 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Yes, boys and girls, it’s story time again… and have we got a whopper for you. This is a story about what may be one of the largest information conspiracies in recent memory. You won’t find it in any history books, you won’t find it in any of the revisionist propaganda they’re pumping into our kids’ heads, you sure won’t find it in any publication of the Lame Stream Media… that’s because they are a huge part of the story. President Eisenhower once said, “Beware of the military-industrial complex”. Today, that caution could as easily read, “beware the Government /...
  • 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...
  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • Rachel Maddow to Receive Award for Her 'Civility' and 'Tolerance' (ugh!)

    08/17/2010 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies · 4+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 8-17-10 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow is actually about to win an award for her "civility" and "tolerance." "The Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award, established by Interfaith Alliance in 1998, recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation," reads a statement released by the organization Monday. "The award recognizes individuals whose actions have embodied the values of civility, tolerance, diversity and cooperation in the advancement of public dialogue and public policy on traditionally controversial and divisive issues."
  • 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...
  • HISTORY QUESTION: Did Walter Cronkite and CBS offer assistance to the Vietnam anti-war movement?

    05/16/2010 7:41:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 823+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Many conservatives still have not forgiven Walter Cronkite for editorializing in early 1969 that the Vietnam War would end in a “bloody stalemate,” encouraging the S to abandon the fight at a time when the Communists appeared ready to throw in the towel. If a recently-released FBI file is true, Cronkite may have gone farther than editorializing. According to an FBI informant, Cronkite offered advice and CBS resources to assist the anti-war activists, including a helicopter to fly Edmund Muskie to a protest that CBS would then cover: Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite allegedly collaborated with anti-Vietnam War activists...
  • 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...
  • Walter Cronkite Promoted a World Government-1999 Speech

    07/17/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 40 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plans for Walter Cronkite Funeral Announced

    07/22/2009 9:16:35 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 25 replies · 840+ views
    Media Bistro ^ | July 22, 2009
    Walter Cronkite's family has released details on his funeral service tomorrow at 2pmET at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan. The service will be a traditional burial service from the Book of Common Prayer with the Rev. William McD. Tully presiding. Music will be performed by St. Bartholomew's Choir. The music was chosen in cooperation with the family and will include a jazz band's rendition of "When The Saints Go Marching In" during the final procession. Speakers will include Andy Rooney, Sanford Socolow, Mike Ashford and Bill Harbach followed by a final tribute from son Chip Cronkite. St. Bartholomew's is the...
  • 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...
  • Couric: Like Cronkite, I Get 'Grief From Both Sides Of Aisle'

    07/20/2009 5:01:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies · 1,302+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Katie Couric offered some comic relief on this morning's Early Show, preaching the importance of objectivity in reporting. As evidence of her impartiality, the CBS Evening News anchor cited the fact that, as did Cronkite, she has gotten "grief from both sides of the aisle." Now I suppose some of the more radical elements of the Red Army Faction might have found something to quibble with in Couric's coverage over the years. But how can the woman who has come to epitomize MSM liberal bias suggest with a straight face that criticism has come in comparable degree from the left...
  • 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 Most Trusted Communist In America

    07/19/2009 8:12:59 PM PDT · by Copernicus · 8 replies · 793+ views
    JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary ^ | 07/19/09 | JohnJacobH RKBA Commentary
    In any case, it was night after night of one hour lectures until it became apparent (to certain viewers) this “news special” was little more than what we would now term an “infomercial” for Lyndon Johnson’s Urban Renewal Program, a scheme to redistribute massive amounts of tax dollars to rebuild “blighted inner city neighborhoods” accompanied by the complete destruction of the social and economic fabric of existing communities. Variants of this program still exist around the country today, with the same outcome. But in the 1960’s it was something new and untried.
  • When Media Elites Die

    07/19/2009 10:23:22 AM PDT · by bocopar · 13 replies · 746+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 7/19/09 | Bob Parks
    Of course it's sad when anyone dies, despite the fact that it's an inevitability, but when a media type dies, notice how their world (thus ours) comes to a stop? In 2005 Peter Jennings died. In 2006 ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, as was CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier. In 2008, Tim Russert passed. In almost all of these cases, all other equally important stories were promptly buried by fellow journalist retrospectives and video tributes. Rival networks all offered their sympathies and comments because we're talking about one of them.
  • 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)
  • VIDEO: CBS Reports with Walter Cronkite ; UFO Friend. Foe or Fantasy,May 10, 1966.

    07/18/2009 1:29:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 388+ views
    CBS Reports with Walter Cronkite ; UFO Friend. Foe or Fantasy,May 10, 1966.
  • Remembering Walter Cronkite

    07/18/2009 9:25:26 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 12 replies · 397+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 07/17/2009 | Robert Feder
    Every day of my working life, I knew that Walter Cronkite was looking over my shoulder. Literally it was true, since I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a giant picture or two of him hanging on the walls of my office or propped up on my desk, peering down at me through those wise, sympathetic eyes and bushy eyebrows.
  • 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 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
  • 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, Mediabistro.com reported Thursday. The former anchor of "CBS Evening News" is gravely ill, according to TVNewser, a news blog on Mediabistro.com 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....
  • [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...
  • That's The Way It Wasn't: Walter Cronkite 40 Years Ago Today (1968)

    02/27/2008 5:55:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 9 replies · 1,260+ views
    2/27/08 | Self
    In 1944 with his chips down Adolf Hitler made a big gamble to try to defeat the Western Allies and force them out of World War II. The Nazis launched a desperate offensive in the Ardennes Forest hoping to cut the Allied armies in two. Covering the Battle of the Bulge was a reporter for the United Press named Walter Cronkite. Just over 23 years later Cronkite, now America's most popular television newsman, would visit Vietnam to witness the another desperate offensive against American forces. This time it was launched by the Vietnamese Communists and was called the Tet Offensive....
  • Democrats Despoil American Graves

    10/23/2007 8:47:22 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 118+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 10/23/07 | Purple Mountains
    Those with long memories remember that American forces were winning the Tet offensive in Vietnam while the CBS leftist commentator, Walter Cronkite, was lying to us and telling us that we were losing. This gave the Democrat-controlled Congress the impetus and the backing to throw away the honorable peace accords negotiated by the Nixon Administration, pull the rug out from under our troops and from the government of South Vietnam, and turn a phased withdrawal leaving in place some hard-won arrangements into a shameful rout. I thought I would never again see the day when history would repeat itself
  • Islamic deja vu (Dems repeat their Vietnam betrayal in Iraq/Iran)

    05/25/2007 10:35:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1,266+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 23, 2007 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Muslim peoples excel at expelling imperial powers by terror and guerrilla war. So wrote Patrick J. Buchanan six months before Operation Iraqi Freedom. "They drove the Brits out of Palestine and Aden, the French out of Algeria, the Russians out of Afghanistan, the Americans out of Somalia and Beirut, the Israelis out of Lebanon," he reminded us. Lacking institutional memory, Congress is blissfully unaware the history now being written on Capitol Hill will add yet another chapter -- "they also drove the Americans out of Iraq." And the scenario is eerily reminiscent of how Congress ensured a U.S. defeat in...
  • 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...
  • 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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...
  • Liberal Guilt: Still a Media Trait

    02/28/2007 3:14:26 PM PST · by Exton1 · 7 replies · 551+ views
    L. Brent Bozell III ^ | September 17, 2002 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Liberal Guilt: Still a Media Trait by L. Brent Bozell III September 17, 2002 Even as the trumpets sounded and bells rang in mourning a year after thousands of American innocents were lost in a savage terrorist attack, some people still couldn't place the blame where it belonged, on the criminals. They firmly believe America somehow deserved the al-Qaeda attack. We are the fount of great wealth and thus the legitimate target of international envy. Legendary CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live," with another performance that makes you cringe at the thought that he was once...
  • 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...
  • Sorry, Mr Cronkite, but that's the way it is

    02/09/2007 8:48:04 PM PST · by ensignsj · 5 replies · 259+ views
    Rochester Pundit ^ | 2-9-07 | Rochester Pundit
    In a keynote speech at Columbia University, the erstwhile news anchoring legend Walter Cronkite recently bemoaned the fact that money is getting in the way of quality journalism these days.
  • The Continued Decline of Network News (We Love It)

    01/31/2007 7:32:56 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 275+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/31/07 | Purple Mountains
    Over the past 20 years, with the decline of the mainstream media and the rise of internet use and talk radio, the American people have gained many opportunities to get at the truth. No longer are Cronkite’s lies about the Tet offensive the only report we hear. No longer can Dan Rather use forged documents to smear an American president and go unchallenged, nor, without correction, can the New York Times, Reuters and the Associated Press publish doctored photographs and articles about Iraqi mass atrocities that never happened.
  • Bush draws parallels between Iraq and Vietnam

    10/19/2006 3:32:50 AM PDT · by Dane · 26 replies · 910+ views
    The Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 19, 2006 | Richard Alleyne
    George W Bush last night conceded for the first time that there were parallels between the current fighting in Iraq and the beginning of the end of the Vietnam War. Mr Bush has previously avoided the sensitive issue Mr Bush was asked in a television interview whether he agreed with a newspaper columnist that the current bloodshed in Iraq may be the equivalent to the 1968 Tet Offensive, generally considered a key turning point in the American war in Vietnam. “He could be right,” Mr Bush said. “There’s certainly a stepped-up level of violence, and we’re heading into an election.”...
  • CRONKITE TO CROWN COURIC QUEEN OF CBS NEWS

    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...
  • Environmental Blowhards 2006 (Ted Kennedy)

    04/18/2006 9:04:30 AM PDT · by mlc9852 · 17 replies · 1,122+ views
    Newscentral.tv ^ | 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...
  • New CBS News Format?

    01/16/2006 5:55:46 AM PST · by rabair · 7 replies · 489+ views
    RightWinged.com ^ | January 16, 2006 | Randy
    http://www.rightwinged.com/2006/01/cronkite_yaps_why_is_this_news.html 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! http://tinypic.com/kce0ix.jpg 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • AAR gets religion; Franken moves show to Minn.

    01/12/2006 10:47:08 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies · 321+ views
    radio-info.com NewsTalk board ^ | 01/12/06 | MWebster
    Some of you said a while back they should do this. You asked for it; you got it. All Access: Air America Adds "State Of Belief" For Sundays AIR AMERICA RADIO adds a new weekend show, "STATE OF BELIEF," hosted by INTERFAITH ALLIANCE leader Rev. Dr. C. WELTON GADDY, for SUNDAYS at 5p ET beginning JANUARY 15. GADDY's first guest will be WALTER CRONKITE; the show will offer discussion of politics and religion. And that's the way it is. -- Al Franken Off to Lake Wobegon Al Franken - who talks Noo Yawk but says he's from Minnesota - has...
  • Walter Crokite, Check Him Out!

    12/09/2005 7:35:56 AM PST · by Thebaddog · 11 replies · 1,306+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/9/05 | Page Six
    LEGENDARY anchorman Walter Cronkite is being pushed round town in a wheelchair, propelled by his girlfriend Joanna Simon, sister of Carly. But there's no emergency; a spokeswoman says Cronkite, 89, has been ordered to rest while he waits for a skin graft to heal on the back of his leg, following an operation to fix an Achilles tendon he injured several years ago playing tennis. The indomitable newsman will be in Vienna in the new year for WNET's annual "Great Performances" spectacular regardless.
  • Inside Politics

    10/05/2005 12:52:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,008+ views
    'Dumb' remark Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, in an appearance Friday on CNN's "Larry King Live," said Americans are too dumb to vote for the right candidates. "We're an ignorant nation right now," Mr. Cronkite said. "We're not really capable, I do not think the majority of our people, of making the decisions that have to be made at election time and particularly in the selection of their legislatures and their Congress and the presidency, of course." Mr. Cronkite added: "I don't think we're bright enough to do the job that would preserve our democracy, our republic. I think we're...
  • Secret Agenda: Law of the Sea Treaty Will Provide Key “Elements” of “World Government”

    05/25/2005 4:18:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies · 2,511+ views
    America'sSurvival.org ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    Saying that the Joint Chiefs and combatant commanders “strongly support” ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), General Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has stated that the measure “ensures the ability of the US Armed Forces to operate freely across the vast expanse of the world’s oceans under the authority of widely recognized and accepted international law.” [1] But would our military leaders support the treaty if they knew that the activists behind it were also instrumental in promoting the International Criminal Court (ICC), which could prosecute and imprison American troops and military...