Saturday, July 18, 2009

I sorta won the dead pool


If you don't count all the people who died since we placed our bets (because none of them made it to our little familial list), anyway. Walter Cronkite is dead, and I did pick him.

I have fond (although, these days, vague) memories of Cronkite, but I have to admit that he started our mainstream news industry on a path it seems completely unwilling to leave: ignoring the facts to shape public opinion, so that public opinion would support a liberal cause, no matter what the tragic consequences might be.

RIP, though. Really.

2 comments:

Knot said...

This is the guy who should have gotten the attention that white woman Michael Jackson stole.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I don't really have any memories of him. I have a vague idea that he was a news guy, but in my mind he's unfortunately another one of those famous dead guys people felt like they knew personally even though they never even met him.