Sunday, July 19, 2009

Walter Cronkite Gone: What Next?

Walter Cronkite was one of the greatest journalists and opinion-leaders of the twentieth century. MSNBC reported that when, in the late 1960s, Cronkite gave his assessment of the Vietnam War, Lyndon Johnson felt his political fortunes erode. Johnson is known to have said that he could not afford to have Cronkite go against him.

It is that kind of influence that Walter Cronkite had on leaders and the public because he was not afraid to speak the truth.

Now what kind of reporters and opinion-leaders do we have in the 21st century? Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity who has no sanity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck. I wish my American friends good luck.

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