Friday, July 17, 2009

The Most Trusted Man In The Country Dies

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Walter Cronkite died earlier today.

In today's world where journalists are just as distrusted as the people they write about it might be hard to believe that once most of this country thought of Walter Cronkite as the most trusted man in the country. When he decided that the Vietnam War was not worth fighting President Johnson knew he had lost the country's belief in the war. "If I lost Walter I've lost middle American" was Johnson's quote.

I don't think there is anyone in the news business that holds the same place as he once did.



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3 comments:

ddadmin said...

Wow, another famous person to leave. Walter (referred to as "Uncle Walt") was a great man that knew how to deliver news. I wish these noobs nowadays had such skills. Prayers to Walter's family and friends. In his memory, for his fans I have collected some great sites and articles (more than 200) to know all about Walter Cronkite. If you are interested take a look at the below link
http://markthispage.blogspot.com/2009/07/walter-cronkite-another-famous-person.html

Travis said...

Mr Cronkite understood that his job was to tell the truth based on the facts in evidence. That's what people respected and trusted.

Bond said...

He was also the innovator of so many things the news does today. He was the first 'anchor' to talk to the 'reporter on the sceen'.

RIP Sir

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