Image via WikipediaWalter 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.