Celebrating Cronkite while ignoring what he did - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
I am proud to say, two of my friends have posted this piece on my facebook 'home' page. The msm can't deny there are many out there who pay attention and think.
Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
So, if we look at the media today, we ought to be aware not just of what we are getting, but what we are not getting; the difference between what is authentic and what is inauthentic in contemporary American life and in the world, with a warning that in this celebrity culture, the forces of the inauthentic are becoming more powerful all the time.
in remembrance of a time when journalism still had the balls to challenge gov't
Cronkite's best moment was when he did exactly that which today's journalists insist they must never do.
In other words, Cronkite's best moment was when he did exactly that which the modern journalist today insists they must not ever do -- directly contradict claims from government and military officials and suggest that such claims should not be believed. These days, our leading media outlets won't even use words that are disapproved of by the Government.