I know that this is way off topic, but for those of us who are old enough to remember (in my case vaguely) Cronkite's reporting, he set the standard. Especially if you are a devoted follower of the biased reporting of either Fox News or CNBC you could do worse than to watch some of "Uncle Walter's" old broadcasts to see what truly objective journalism looks like. This is a man who was so trusted that he influenced presidential elections. R.I.P.
C'mon guys, I have very strong political leanings myself, but can we keep this to a discussion of Cronkite and Cronkite only? He ended his anchorman role in 1981 and his last interview was at least 4 or 5 years ago.
Growing up we never had cable. We had two--as in one-two--television channels and at 7 pm every night the news would come on. Walter Cronkite was a major part of the soundtrack to my youth. An honest and objective guy with a decent amount of an independent streak thrown in. Anyway condolences to his family.
Especially if you are a devoted follower of the biased reporting of either Fox News or CNBC you could do worse than to watch some of "Uncle Walter's" old broadcasts to see what truly objective journalism looks like.
CNBC? I think you meant MSNBC. But frankly, every single major news outlet is biased. Fox towards Republicans, the rest of them towards Democrats.
People need to stop factoring O'Reilly, KeithO, and Maddow in when talking about whether a network is biased or not in it's news presentation. All three of those are at least on clearly labeled editorial programs. It's the subtleties of the actual supposed straight news portions that make the difference. And Fox has a trackrecord of trying to be slick.
But to their credit, they do have Sheppard Smith. This is a thread meant to honor one of the greatest newsmen of all time, and right now I think Shep is the best in the business, just in terms of a straight pursuit of the truth, no matter how uncomfortable.
Maybe to you--and maybe you take some 24-7 'news' broadcast station seriously. Enough to know that the death of an 'iconic--or woulld be iconic' celebrity will chase everything else off the airwaves. The major media self perpetuating itself as watchdog for all of us--IMO basically they're not much above what used to be called scandal sheets--especially Fox. It might be faux news but there's a lot less sanctimony from Stewart and Colbert.