Skip to comments.NPR Host Longs for More Peaceful Era of Walter Cronkite
Posted on 01/17/2011 11:49:52 AM PST by pissant
NPRs 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 didnt happen when 63 million people watched Walter Cronkite every night.
Tim Graham at Newsbusters confirms Simons 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 Fords life or the wild over exaggeration about the size of Cronkites nightly audience)
And lets not forget the vicious rabbit attack on Jimmy Carter.
Simons laughable claim is perhaps more of a mourning for a bygone era when dinosaur media ruled the earth and a scant few voices controlled dissemination of information to America than it is an indictment of the current political climate, but either way, hes fooling himself.
In a literal sense, Simon might be correct things like this just didnt happen when 63 million people watched Walter Cronkite every night. Thats because 63 million people didnt watch Walter Cronkite every night. Nothing like this happened when 30 million people watched Katie Couric every night either.
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Ah, the good old days ;-)
There, fixed the title for Ya.
Hush Rush. Control the internet. We will control the vertical and We will control the horizontal.
Where is that old Atheist Walter Cronkite?
And don't forget how he was actively aided and abetted by Dan Rather, Bureau Chief in Saigon!
“when horrible events like the Tucson shootings were unheard of: “
I think he means not used for political gain.
Besides, there was Viet Nam, Cronkite used Tet68 as propaganda to “prove” we were losing and “end the war”. And said so in his autobiography.
Oh the good old days when there were only three networks working together to bring us “news”!
That's it. Nailed it.
I would like to go back to that time also, and punch Cronkite in his lying commie face on air!
He’s probably chatting it up with his old buddy, Ted Kennedy (D - Hell).
Yes, that is exactly what he wants
Cronkite didn’t make the times. The times made Cronkite.
They long for the time when no alternative (truthful) information reached the ears of the people without being filtered through the “gatekeepers” of leftwing media.
Viet Nam - started by Kennedy, exacerbated by Johnson, brought to the verge of victory by Westmoreland, lost by Cronkite, ended by Nixon.
Five evenings a week Walter would tell America those things he felt were newsworthy and when he was finished he would say... “and THAT’S THE WAY IT IS”. What he didn’t say was... “Take what I say or nothing”.
are we talking Cronkite or Mondale?
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