Friday, July 17, 2009

RIP Walter Cronkite, RIP Journalism

The allegory of allegories, the metaphor of metaphors. Walter, at least try to rest in peace. I know it's hard to rest when Fox, CNN and MSNBC and lord all of local TV news is urinating on what you tried to do.


ch555x said...

I'm not old enough to recall Cronkite though I do remember when he signed off from regular newscasts. I don't know if it's the news that's wierd these days or its some of the people they cover (or both). RIP!

Anonymous said...

Chambers, for the first time in a long time, I find myself agreeing with you. I am a fan of Hannity's--for reasons of entertainment and debate, not news-- and my father did not like Cronkite, but I understand where you are coming from. Something has been lost forever and his death is the reminder that there is no going back, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

SoCal 82Tiger Says:

Professor Nat – You know the “news” of today is not the news of yesterday… News has become entertainment and profit centers at ALL networks, and not a provider of hard fact and critical thought. We live in a land were Oberman, Colbert, and Stewart are believed to be serious news people along with Hannity or Beck. In today’s news scandal, rumor, and innuendo are treated to be just as valid to report as real news of the world. Cronkite came from an era when you went through watching a newsman’s career in news and never know his personal politics – How refreshingly professional and classy!

No the news world of Cronkite has been dead long before his passing. I just glad he walked away and never returned – If he did could you imagine Mr. “And That’s The Way It Is” hosting his own I’m sleeping with my sister & who’s my baby’s daddy show???


Sun Flower said...

I read all of these comments and can only think, was Dr. King's death in vain? So much hatred here. As a white man, I'm proud to say that other men and women, regardless of their race are my equals. If only one of us learns, Dr. King, I hope that makes your senseless death a victory.
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