Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thats the way it was

I note the passing of Walter Cronkite with the same sadness as many older Americans.

But do you think the news was more balanced and unfiltered when he broadcast it? Are you sad because with his passing , you think the period is now placed on the last sentence of real news and no one is likely to scold us for consuming the news we want to hear and little else? I'll scold. The reason most of us would smirk if either Huffington or O'Reilly signed off "Thats the way it is" is because we know we tuned for "that is what you wanted to hear".

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