So I asked him to elaborate on what he thought that meant.
He responded, "Cronkite was in most of our living rooms through some of the most remarkable periods in our history. He was the the voice that told us about the Kennedy assassination, the Moon shot and of course, the Vietnam War."
And that's when I got him. Yes, he was the voice of the Vietnam War and the anti-War movement. But he was also the man who many believe was complicit in perhaps the worst mass murder in the history of the World.
From Preston Taylor Holmes:
Cronkite, and his far-left Liberal cohorts, played an enormously dangerous role in the defeat of our allies and the continuation of the Communist cause - which resulted in countless deaths, financial devastation (would the US have had to spend so much money defeating the Soviet Union if the USSR lost it's power in '68?) and loss of American prestige.
B-Mac here: I usually don’t add on to a post but when it comes to Satan’s Anchorman, it’s worth noting that he did as much to secure defeat in Vietnam as anyone and the aftermath is still felt today whether you’re a sweatshop worker still toiling under that Soviet-backed communist regime, the bones littering the killing fields of Cambodia, or a Latin American strongman threatening to overthrow a democracy. The precedent stands when a US President sits on his hands.
The interview with NV Colonel Bui Tin from the Wall Street Journal in 1995:
Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi’s victory?A: It was essential to our strategy. Support of the war from our rear was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement. Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda, and former Attorney General Ramsey Clark and ministers gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda, wearing a red Vietnamese dress, said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in the war and that she would struggle along with us.Q: Did the Politburo pay attention to these visits?A: Keenly.Q: Why?A: Those people represented the conscience of America. The conscience of America was part of its war-making capability, and we were turning that power in our favor. America lost because of its democracy; through dissent and protest it lost the ability to mobilize a will to win.
Of course, the “Conscience of America” is a direct reference to Walter Cronkite. Though they could win one battle they knew they could not win the war without the help of Cronkite. And boy, did they ever get it. He may have been wearing a suit on tv but he might has well have been dressed in a pair of black pajamas. Indeed, Walter Cronkite was the Original Pajamas Media.
It’s no wonder that whenever America faces an enemy - be they an entrenched Marxist dictatorship, a teetering rogue nation, or a pack of Islamofascist hyenas that they can never underestimate what an ally they have in the American media.
For every Cronkite dead, there’s a thousand aspiring J-school students clamoring or MSNBC anchors willing to throw a sympathetic hug on a terrorist or a dictator and spit in our country’s face.
This man was no hero and was never trustworthy. As far as I'm concerned, Cronkite's death is no reason for sadness and no reason to mourn. If we are to mourn anything, we should mourn what people like ol' Wally managed to take away from us. Today's lamestream media is a direct result of the damage useful idiots - like Cronkite - have caused this country and this planet.
Well, at least Satan has his anchorman back.
For a more detailed and professional take on Cronkite's legacy, see Debbie Schlussel's excellent piece, Buh-Bye, Walter Cronkite: He Lost the Vietnam War for U.S. on TV, Had American Blood on His Hands.