Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brokaw may have been master of the universe but Cronkite sat with the devil...and was proud of it!

It isn't enough to read what Jonah Goldberg has to say regarding Tom Brokaw for the American people were coddled by the man that proudly said that he sat on the right hand side of the devil.  That man was Walter Cronkite.  There's an old saying that if you repeat the lie often enough people would begin to believe it...and Cronkite was the biggest lie that ever hit prime time news.  The most trusted man in America turns out to be a respected member of the cabal planning America's demise. Read about it here, World Federalism and Walter Cronkite: Sitting At The Right Hand Of Satan ~ Norman E. Hooben

The following from: Boston Herald
Brokaw enabled the nastiness he chides

By Jonah Goldberg | Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | | Op-Ed
You know who I blame for the terrible tone in American politics? Tom Brokaw.  No, not the man himself, but what he represents.
Since Dan Rather famously beclowned himself, Brokaw stands as the last of the respected “voice of God” news anchors (CBS exec Don Hewitt’s phrase). These were the oracles who simply declared what was news and what wasn’t. Walter Cronkite, the prize of the breed, used to end his newscasts, “And that’s the way it is” — as if he were speaking not just with journalistic but also epistemological and ontological authority.
You can still find such hubris in The New York Times [NYT], which proclaims “All the news that’s fit to print” — a claim that would be subjected to truth-in-labeling laws were it not for the First Amendment.
Brokaw, an honorable and industrious man, is now playing the role of elder statesman while touting his book, “The Time of Our Lives.” He writes: “Slashing rhetoric and outrageous characterizations have long been part of the American national political dialogue . . . but modern means of communications are now so pervasive and penetrating they might as well be part of the air we breathe, and therefore they require tempered remarks from all sides. Otherwise, the air just becomes more and more toxic until it is suffocating.”
But blaming the new media environment for what ails us suggests that the old media, of which Brokaw was a master of the universe, played no part in losing the trust of so many Americans.
For starters, when the mainstream media complains about “tone,” it almost invariably means the tone to their right. After the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, the mainstream media reported, and liberal pundits raced to insist, that Republican rhetoric — particularly, a pictogram on Sarah Palin’s Facebook page — inspired the suspect. The evidence disproving all of that is voluminous; the record of retractions from those who reported it is scant.
At the same time, Democratic rhetoric has grown ever more extreme. Vice President Joe Biden recently insisted that the GOP’s refusal to pass the White House’s jobs bill would cause a surge in rapes and other crimes.
Meanwhile, violence, extreme rhetoric and wanton lawlessness have been prevalent in the Occupy Wall Street movement, but the coverage remains largely positive.
All too often it seems like the media cherry-picks positive examples from the left and negative ones from the right.
Brokaw and his heirs don’t understand that such double standards breed precisely the rhetoric they find so toxic. Because the new media Brokaw laments allows conservatives to see how much news the old media didn’t deem fit to print, they learn not to trust those who wag their fingers rightward about civility — or anything else.
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