Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009, R.I.P.

Dead at age 92 of cerebrovascular disease.

Cronkite was the biggest of the network news readers during the 70's and early 80's, a comforting, grandfatherly presence there in our living rooms via the tv, usually seen after family dinners. He broadcast in a time when there was no alternative to the three liberal news networks: no Limbaugh, no Fox News, so in those days the MSM had an easy task indoctrinating America. In interviews after he retired, during the newer media period of combative viewpoints, it became obvious tha Cronkite resented the loss of power that the MSM suffered, and felt that ideological diversity in news media to be rather disagreeable.

Still, he came from an era when people were more polite and mannerly in their disagreements, and could sit down at dinner even if of different political views. I don't know that we can do that so much anymore.

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