Monday, July 20, 2009

I have come not to praise Caesar, but to bury him.

Greenwald in a particularly shrill, and true, post on the death of Cronkite vis-a-vis Russert, and their stances on opposite ends of the journalism-stenography spectrum.

Also, a clip from Cronkite that no one wants to talk about. I wonder why?

1 comment:

TioChuy said...

I really never would have thought of it that way. Of course I didn't live in the 60's. I liked watching Timmy. It may be correct that Walter had an impact on the war regardless of when he made his statement about Vietnam. I just have a problem glorifying that statement because Tet was actually a tactical victory for the U.S. because of the media attention it was a strategic loss. After the Tet offensive in 1968 the Vietcong all but ceased to exist. I value the merit of this argument I just wonder if it's not waxing nostalgic like people do for the 50's. Leave it to Beaver and all but forget the fact that segregation was raging.