Friday, July 17, 2009

RIP Walter Cronkite


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Great as he was, it's not that there will never be another Walter Cronkite because he was somehow genetically unique; we shall not see his like again because our Big Media Keiretsu will no longer allow Cronkites to exist. With the death of Walter Cronkite we see the very end of the ethos that made Walter Cronkite possible.

And we are the poorer for it.

6 comments:

Larue said...

Yes, Poorer For His Passing, And His Absence In Our News.

He was my mentor, in Broadcast School, and before.

And After.

Bless him, and his scruples.

They don't come that way no mo.

knowdoubt said...

As always you're right on. Thanks so much for your writing and the reference to "Keiretsu" that was learning for me.

Anonymous said...

At least we still have Chuck Todd.

Cirze said...

No one has said it better, Dg.

As usual.

S

we shall not see his like again because our Big Media Keiretsu will no longer allow Cronkites to exist.

tanbark said...

"We are the poorer for it."

We are. If for no other reason than Walter Cronkite's unbiased reporting on the insanity of Vietnam saved tens of thousands of lives.

Unknown said...

Cronkite spoke many times after he retired about the state of the news and journalism. He said..to paraphrase..it sucked ass.

He was of course spot-friggin-on.

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