Updated July 19, 2009, 6:29 p.m.
Newscasters and script writers who in many cases have no personal memory of Walter Cronkite, are falling all over themselves today to mourn the death of a decrepit old propagandist who is best remembered as the person who sold out South Vietnam, Southeast Asia, the American military and by extension, America.
He was wholly undeserving of the label "the most trusted man in America" bestowed on him by his fellow communists in the media. In fact, Cronkite was so upset with the overwhelming American victory in the Tet Offensive of 1968 in South Vietnam that he hurried to Saigon and falsely reported that the victory was actually a loss.
Cronkite then told the American public that had been duped into believing him because he had a fatherly appearance on TV, that the war was unwinnable, and hopelessly mired in a stalemate.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn4w-ud-TyE
A "stalemate" in the summer of 1968? The communists were hammered beyond belief! But America never knew it because Cronkite and his followers lied to the public that believed them.
From that point on, despite military victory upon military victory, and admissions by the communists after the war that they were on the cusp of surrender, Cronkite and the media lemmings of that time who neither had the ability, the courage or the political philosophy to stand up to him and report the truth, led America and its allies into a black hole of despair that resulted in wholesale slaughter and mass migrations.
As a result of his manipulation of the news and his position as a trusted news reader, South Vietnam fell to the communists in 1975 and more of Southeast Asia soon followed. Hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese were forced into concentration camps where more than 150,000 were murdered. Another 2 million fled the communists by taking to the South China Sea on anything that would float, hoping to be rescued by friendly ships.
Of that 2 million an estimated 300,000 perished, falling prey to sharks, pirates who raped and murdered at will, and the elements. After South Vietnam fell, Cambodia and Laos soon followed with communists embarking on murderous rampages of death and destruction that left millions dead, in mass graves that stretched nearly beyond imagination.
I have already heard the word "colleague" many times in the outpouring of tributes from the media. Based on his record of deceit and lies, anyone who considers themselves a colleague of his should be viewed for the rest of their career as collaborators and propagandists who can not and should not be trusted.
Cronkite was also referred to as "Uncle Walter." An unbiased view of his record while he was employed, and the truth that emerged following his career as a propagandist, reveals that he had far more in common with "Uncle Ho" Chi Minh than Uncle Sam.
Cronkite revealed after Vietnam fell that he was a leftist, a communist sympathizer, which is the same as being a communist. He blithely enjoyed a highly paid retirement, spending his time yachting and giving speeches on the glories of wealth distribution and commune living while he lived high on wages paid in blood, misery, torture and death.
The modern media that itself is dying a slow death due to the seeds of distrust and dishonesty sown by Cronkite and his ilk, is following the pattern he established of telling only what it wants to tell, and ignoring any and all facts that tend to question the prevailing "wisdom." Some are gushing over his exploits in World War II.
Considering the millions of people who died due to his deceit in the decades after that war, it could well be considered a major human tragedy that he survived the fighting in Europe in 1944 and 1945. How many millions would have lived if he had not been a secret cheerleader for the communists?
Want more? Aside from Vietnam, Uncle Walter believed in a new world order, that the US should give up its sovereignty, along with every other country in the world, and that a world court should judge us all.
Don't believe me? Check this out.
Cronkite was referred to by Juan Williams, with additional support from his colleague Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, as trustworthy and credible. Bull! Cronkite LIED in his reports from Vietnam, and millions died as a result.
His legacy is internal destruction of the First Amendment guarantees to freedom of the press. The American media is committing a slow suicide thanks to Uncle Walter, and you can't help but wonder if it was all on purpose.
Shut down the media, and you shut down dissent. Fortunately, he didn't anticipate the Internet.
Wherever Cronkite's remains are discarded, it will be too good for him. The mass graves of Cambodia are a more fitting tribute. If there is anything remotely resembling justice in this world, his carcass would be dumped in an unmarked hole in the ground that has plenty of room for his partners - Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, John Kerry, and Jane Fonda to name just a few.
When I was a kid my mother used to tell me that if I couldn't say something nice about someone, not to say anything at all. She also used to caution not to speak ill of the dead.
I didn't listen to her back then either.
Saturday, July 18, 2009