Saturday, October 30, 2004
Not a legend anymore
Cronkite has lost his mind
Cronkite may have been decent once, but he's now either delusional or just an embittered partisan hack.
From his CNN interview:
KING: Tonight, four days before America votes in the first election since 9/11, a new Osama bin Laden tape addressing the American people and naming both President Bush and John Kerry. How will this affect the race? We'll ask a living legend of broadcast journalism, Walter Cronkite, the former CBS News anchor.
CRONKITE: And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I'm a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing. The advantage to the Republican side is to get rid of, as a principal subject of the campaigns right now, get rid of the whole problem of the al Qaqaa explosive dump. Right now, that, the last couple of days, has, I think, upset the Republican campaign.
Sigh. I posted yesterday, making fun of the lunacy of the whole "the Republicans are behind this" claims. Now a major media figure comes out espousing the worst views of the far left?
I weep for the future, I truly do.
Cliff May has it all figured out.