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  • The Terrible Truth About Walter Cronkite

    05/24/2018 12:32:01 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 62 replies
    https://www.aim.org ^ | 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.
  • Walter Cronkite On Vietnam Revisited

    02/26/2018 2:25:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/24/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    ".....To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past. To suggest that we are on the edge of defeat is to yield to unreasonable pessimism. To say that we are mired in stalemate seems the only realistic if unsatifactory conclusion. On the off chance that military and political analysts are right, in the next few months we must test the enemy's intentions, in case this is indeeed his last big gasp before negotiations. But it is increasingly clear to this reporter that...
  • 'Lost' Cronkite broadcast reveals 180-degree war flip

    01/18/2018 2:36:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | WND Staff
    But buried in the dusty archives of CBS News was another Cronkite report from Saigon broadcast days earlier – nearly two weeks earlier to be exact. The “lost” Feb. 13 clip, shows Cronkite had a much different and unambiguous view of the recent Tet battlefront immediately after it was over. “First and simplest, the Viet Cong suffered a military defeat,” he reported. “Its missions proved suicidal. If they had intended to stay in the cities as a negotiating point, they failed at that. The Vietnamese army reacted better than even its most ardent supporters had anticipated. There were no defections...
  • Seth Rogen to Play Walter Cronkite in JFK Assassination Drama ‘Newsflash’

    12/11/2017 12:44:35 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Variety ^ | December 11, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Seth Rogen will play legendary anchor Walter Cronkite in the upcoming film “Newsflash,” centered on CBS’ coverage of the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. David Gordon Green is directing the drama from Ben Jacoby’s script. Former Warner Bros. production president Greg Silverman is producing through his Stampede Ventures, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Madhouse Entertainment. Cronkite, who began working as a radio announcer in 1935, had been named the anchor of CBS’ nightly newscast in 1962. The pic will also feature include Cronkite, newsman Dan Rather, producer Don Hewitt, and CBS network president James Aubrey. The network broke...
  • When Ted Kennedy's Russian Pal Wanted to Kill the Pope

    07/12/2017 4:25:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2017 | Paul Kengor
    The subject head of the document, carried under the words, “Special Importance,” read: “Regarding Senator Kennedy’s request to the General Secretary of the Communist Party Y. V. Andropov.” According to the memo, Senator Kennedy was “very troubled” by U.S.-Soviet relations, which Kennedy attributed not to the murderous tyrant running the USSR but to President Reagan. The problem was Reagan’s “belligerence,” said the memo, and made worse by Reagan’s stubbornness. “According to Kennedy,” reported Chebrikov, “the current threat is due to the President’s refusal to engage any modification to his politics.” That refusal, said the memo, was exacerbated by Reagan’s political...
  • VANITY Google Pining for the Days of Walter Cronkite?

    11/04/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 30 replies
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    Seems Google is paying homage to the "great" Walter Cronkite's birthday. Father of the mainstream liberal media. Must be pining for the days before the internet and alternate media exposed the press for what they were; completely in the tank for dems as they are right down to today.
  • U.S. alarm: 'Unprecedented demonic outpouring'

    08/17/2016 1:58:26 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-17-2016 | Bob Unruh
    They hailed from all Christian denominations and backgrounds, coming by the hundreds to defend their faith. More than a thousand Christians rallied in Oklahoma City to protest a long-scheduled blasphemous ceremony designed to mock Mary, the mother of Jesus. Though the “black mass” ritual took place as planned, the protests seemed to have an effect, as few attended the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall to witness a ritual entitled “The Consumption of Mary” performed by the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu, a group of “devil-worshipers.” The Catholic group the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property was...
  • Here’s Six Funerals The Obamas DID Attend

    02/17/2016 9:48:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/17/16 | Peter Hasson
      U.S. President Barack Obama pulls up his collar as he arrives in the rain with first lady Michelle Obama to attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg The White House announced on Wednesday that neither President Barack Obama or first lady Michelle Obama will be attending the funeral of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While Justice Scalia’s funeral apparently doesn’t warrant Obama’s presence, here are six funerals that did. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) Less than two months before the 2012 election, both Obamas took time out of their schedule to attend the...
  • Laura Ingraham makes a fool out of Senator Bob Graham on Larry King Live (read the transcript)

    10/29/2004 9:55:56 PM PDT · by Cableguy · 105 replies · 4,308+ views
    INGRAHAM: I just -- every time I hear someone in a position of power say that the war on terror has been abandoned when we have three quarters of the al Qaeda leadership in our custody, when our men and women in battle have done such an enormously great job all around the world, not just in Afghanistan, not just in Iraq, but our special forces operating in every country from The Philippines to Indonesia, all over this are globe. I think it's an insult to the troops, and I don't think Senator Graham really means it. B. GRAHAM: It's...
  • 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...