Walter Cronkite, BIH (burn in hell)

What am I supposed to say? The guy was a Communist shill. He believed because he was the most trusted man in America it was his opportunity to feed the people the party line. I have read he can’t really be blamed because Congress didn’t bail on Vietnam until years later but he set the tone- the war was lost and any continued support would only lead to more bloodshed, and was thus immoral. This is the position Ted Kennedy and the Watergate babies took in 1974.

Glenn Greenwald over at Salon is upset because these days the media are only passive aggressive shills, rather than active shills. He forgets the press is supposed to be objective, or pretend to be, and it’s more fitting and decorous, and thus more effective, to just print unedited leaks from State and CIA.


About thrasymachus33308

I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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