Walter Cronkite passes at 92

Walter Cronkite passes at 92

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    Walter Cronkite passes at 92

    One of the true greats of newscasting. May he rest in peace.

    Walter Cronkite: 1916-2009 - CBS News Video
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    He lived a rich, full life. Great news anchor. May he rest in peace.

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    One of the last true journalists and a fellow Texan. RIP, Walter you will be missed.....

    My favorite line of his, heard at Royal-Memorial stadium during Texas Longhorn games:

    "The university of Texas - What starts here changes the world".....
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    Some of my earliest memories are of Walter Cronkite reporting on Vietnam War and Watergate.
    R.I.P Mr. Cronkite
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    Maybe the greatest of all time. He was a liberal, but you never saw that in his reporting, unlike today.
    A true journalist.
    I remember a story of him sailing his boat off the coast of Nantucket. People were shouting at him. "Hello, Walter." or so he thought until he ran aground. What they actually were shouting was, "Low water!"
    A man of the people, a gentleman.

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    I grew up with him...sad passing of 'truth in the media'.
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    Buh-Bye, Walter Cronkite: He Lost the Vietnam War for U.S. on TV, Had American Blood on His Hands

    By 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.

    I'm sure that Cronkite will be remembered gushingly by all of the liberal mainstream media robots whom he spawned and who idolize him (and probably many gutless idiots on the right, too). In so many ways, he is their Michael Jackson, minus the creativity and talent. In life, they already exalted Cronkite far, far beyond what he deserved and completely ignored his awful transgressions against our country.

    But the man they called "The Most Trusted Man in America" was really something far different: The Most Destructive Man in America. And that is how he should be remembered. He had the blood of thousands of American men--some of them really just boys--on his hands.

    We may have lost the Vietnam War on the ground because of half-hearted bureaucrats and politicians, not least among them Defense Secretary Robert McNamara who also recently passed away. But, well before that, we lost the war in a far more important theater--domestic America--because Vietnam's top media general on TV, Walter Cronkite, led many offensives against our troops, every single evening.

    Cronkite fought against America while in Vietnam, where he covered the Tet Offensive and lied about it to American wives, parents, and siblings of our boys on the battlefield. While the 1968 Tet Offensive was actually a victory--a tactical defeat for the Communist Viet Cong--you'd hardly know it, since Cronkite covered it as an incredible loss and gave fuel for the anti-war movement's fire and its allies in the Congress and in Hollywood (Hanoi Jane, anyone?).

    And it is in Cronkite's coverage of Tet that America lost the Vietnam War. Most military historians regard it as the decisive battle in the war because it shifted American public opinion against the war. And Cronkite is the head atop that rotten fish.

    A month later, instead of just "covering the news" in this constant lying manner, Cronkite began editorializing and delivered a scathing commentary against America's war efforts.

    The left idolizes this man because they credit him with helping end the Vietnam War. But let's be honest. He didn't help end it. He helped lose it. We eventually lost it on the field because we lost it on television, first. Vietnam was the first American war shown nightly on television news. And Cronkite was the Just Lose It crowd's Commander in Chief in that theater.

    Our half-hearted efforts in Vietnam, in large part because of Walter Cronkite's on-air attacks, have had long-lasting effects, decades later. Even Osama Bin Laden has cited them in his lack of fear in attacking America. He studied our military history, with Vietnam as its cornerstone of cutting and running. That is Walter Cronkite's legacy. So are the generations of liars who modeled themselves after him and have spent decades on TV news tearing and dumbing down America from within.

    I can't be nice and say that Walter Cronkite should "rest in peace."

    To do so would be to ignore the posthumous wails of the restless ghosts of over 58,000 dead Americans who lost their lives so that Walter Cronkite could be a star and Vietnam could solidify its communist tilt. That's not to mention our 153,000-plus wounded.

    It is the souls of these proud Americans that I pray rest in peace, not that of the man who helped perpetrate their loss. He is soulless.

    Only they--Walter Cronkite's tens of thousands of victims--can forgive this evil man for his transgressions and journalistic crimes against them. Sadly for Cronkite, they've gone to a better place.

    And he's rotting somewhere else.

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    Amen snackatack!

    I am not one of the people who think nostalgically about Walter Cronkite. As most news people are, he was a big Liberal and he did nothing but hurt this country in my opinion.

    I won't miss him. In fact, and I realize this may be a bit harsh, I am glad to see another Liberal icon assume room temperature.
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    Debbie Schlussel

    Buh-Bye, Walter Cronkite: He Lost the Vietnam War for U.S. on TV, Had American Blood on His Hands

    By Debbie Schlussel
    Absolutely excellent! Cronkite may have started out is career as a reporter but he ended up as a liberal shill, who like Dan Rather after him, influenced Amercans with his lies and misinformation. His evil conclusively demonstrates the power of the press. That some revere this contemptible man demonstrates the same type of propaganda and lies that was the hallmark of Cronkite's life.

    And that's the way it is, July 18, 2009.

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    Cronkite did perverted things.

    Walter Cronkite was a member of the demon worshiping Bohemian Grove, where they perform rituals in front of a 40 ft. stone owl statue which represents Moloch. And, for those of you who idolized the "Great Communicator", Ronald Regan was also a member.

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