Monday, July 27, 2009

The Way It Is

Frank Rich, as is often the case, is right on the money in his assessment of the importance of Walter Cronkite.
If he was the most trusted man in America, it wasn’t because he was a nice guy with an authoritative voice and a lived-in face. It wasn’t because he “loved a good story” or that he removed his glasses when a president died. It was because at a time of epic corruption in the most powerful precincts in Washington, Cronkite was not at the salons and not in the tank.

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