Friday, June 19, 2009

and that's the way it was

Sad news is breaking, Walter Cronkite, age 92, is gravely ill. I suspect he is about to make his final exit from life. He may very well go down in history as the last of the real television news people. It's frightening to think of the integrity of his reporting and then look at the callow and insipid teleprompter readers we have today, emblems of the demise of the free press and democracy in this country. Before you go, Walter, let me say thank you for proving that it actually was possible at one time to pursue the truth with courage and conviction.

Cronkite's spokesperson states that the legendary journalist is home recovering from a bout with illness, but is not in critical condition and is recovering as satisfactorily as possible for a man approaching the century mark. Live long and prosper, Mr. Cronkite.


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