Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some of us see something else...

...than the nostalgic, sepia-toned image promoted here:

“We hope a whole new generation will come to appreciate what he (Walter Cronkite --ed.) did for professional journalism and objectivity and the critical role journalism plays in democracy.”
I'd be interested to see if there's an objective look at Cronkite's remarks after the Tet offensive and the consequences of said remarks on the course of the war, and how much that horrendous course would have been different for the better had he kept his analysis to himself. Like one of the commenters to the American Thinker piece said:

"Like Rachel Carson, Cronkite is remembered as people would like to have seen the world. Nobody does the body count."