David Kramer: Walter Cronkite—The Most Dishonest Man in America
Never being one to buy into that nonsense about “speaking ill of the dead,” I want to bring to your attention the following statement that the recently-deceased Walter Cronkite said in accepting the 1999 Norman Cousins Global Governance Award at the ceremony at the United Nations:“It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government [emphasis mine] patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace. To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order. But the American colonies did it once and brought forth one of the most nearly perfect unions the world has ever seen.”
Now you know why Walter Cronkite was called “the most trusted man in America”—he was trusted by the Establishment that control America to promote their One World Government Fascist agenda.
QUESTION FOR WALTER CRONKITE: Assuming that you genuinely believed (Yeah, right!) the nonsense I quoted you saying above, did it ever occur to you how you would have felt if George “Dumbya” Bush—a man you didn’t care for who was just President of the United States—was President of the entire world? (I guess Cronkite—a man who allegedly wanted world peace—never read Hans Hoppe’s The Economics and Ethics of Private Property.)
Lew Rockwell: The LBJ-Walter Cronkite Tale
David, Walter Cronkite was always a mouthpiece for the establishment, and never more so than when he returned from a trip to Vietnam and gave his famous “‘we’ are not winning” statement. People actually think an employee of one of the three federal networks could make such a massively publicized editorial on his own say-so? LBJ had failed the power elite, and it was time for him to go, and for a new tail to be pinned on the presidential donkey. But my favorite item in the eulogies is the myth that LBJ said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” Middle America was a Kevin Phillips, i.e., Nixonian, phrase. And LBJ did not talk like that. He might have said: “That %^# son of a *&^% has @#$% me too.” BTW, as David Gordon points out, the ancient Greek aphorism is actually: Don’t speak untruths of the dead. I’ve always thought that when the government-media complex is beating us on the head with its lies, as on the glory of Cronkite, there can be nothing wrong with a dissent.
David Kramer: One Worlder Clinton Congratulates One Worlder Cronkite
Apropos my previous blogs on Hillary Clinton and Walter Cronkite vis-à-vis the One World Government Fascist agenda, here is a video of Cronkite accepting his Norman Cousins award back in 1999. At 7:50 on the video, there is a taped video of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton congratulating Cronkite on his vision for the future:
YouTube - Hillary and Walter Cronkite - Not JBS - For World Government
But remember, folks, there’s no conspiracy.
Lew Rockwell: ‘The Most Trusted Man in America’?
That’s what they keep calling NASA-cheerleader Walter Cronkite. I must say it sounds like a title awarded by some CBS PR op, but in one sense Cronkite was indeed that: he could be totally trusted by the oligarchy, did an effective job for them, and was plushly rewarded for it. But here’s what’s funny: no one under 30 watches TV anymore, and people under 50 know him as at most a name. So this media canonization has to do with the solipcism of an increasingly irrelevant industry. And that’s the way it is.
Charles Burris: Cronkite and the Fourth Estate
With the death of their paragon Walter Cronkite, the true collective face of the establishment media is exposed once and for all. It is not the noble visage of an intrepid crusader for truth, but a sagging countenance, oily and obsequent by decades of lying and servility to their masters. But of course this is not how the press perceive themselves. They are not like you or me. They are a special class of beings. They are the Fourth Estate, an imaginary extension of the rigid class structure of pre-Revolutionary France from the Estates General. In the Ancien Regime there was the clergy, the nobility, and lastly, the bourgeoisie and commoners. The Fourth Estate see themselves on an equal par with the first two elevated classes, and above the third. It is the aristocratic notion that gentlemen and ladies of the press serve a vaunted “public interest,” and do not soil themselves with activities of a rank and sordid commercialism. Such endeavors would be a violation of their hoary journalistic ethics. They have a public trust to enlighten the masses in their duties to their betters, those who compose the state and their adjunct servitors in the kept press. With the passing of Cronkite the stark reality is all too apparent, even to these lumbering dinosaurs.