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Old 07-17-2009, 06:40 PM
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I was sorry to read of the passing of Walter Cronkite today. He was truly a giant of television journalism and an electronic oracle in an often chaotic world.

Despised by the right and ruthlessly criticized for his politics, Cronkite nevertheless stuck by his principles. Carried aloft were integrity and discernment whatever it was that was thrown his way.

Cronkite loved the space program and reveled in its successes. When NASA failed, it seemed, Cronkite failed as well. His tears of joy upon our first landing on the Moon spoke for itself.

The world has lost a great recorder, speaker, and explainer of events.

He will be missed.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...g=breakingnews

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Old 07-17-2009, 07:00 PM
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Indeed, we have lost a great journalist. I must say most of my experiences of Cronkite come from news footage being he was before my time, but I would certainly like to see journalism head back in that direction. We have lost one of the last true contacts with a time when the news was truly news.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:57 PM
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Cronkite was "the most trusted man in America" back in the day. Imagine that.
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I couldn't believe it when I heard Fox News actually praise Walter Cronkite. There must be a northerly breeze in hell.
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