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steve19438    Posted 02-20-2004 at 06:26:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
walter cronkite was considered americas most "trusted man" and there was a movement to have him run for president. i never did figger out if he was conservative or liberal.

Ron/PA    Posted 02-20-2004 at 12:16:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
No but I remember when he gave his opinion on the vietnam war. That was the end of his popularity.
That seemed to mark the end of unbiased reporting.

Les...I remember when    Posted 02-20-2004 at 09:40:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
You weren't on this board stirring things up on a regular basis. It was much nicer then.

LH    Posted 02-20-2004 at 10:59:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Awe come on Les,, Steve's perspective adds a little life to a forum which at times can be a little stagnant

Les    Posted 02-20-2004 at 11:09:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today it's gay marriages, Ralph Nader, and whether Walter Cronkite is a liberal or not. Yesterday the subject was "When will it ever end" or some such words as that concerning Iraq. The guy is a troll whose only purpose is to toss the feces up next to the propellor and see who likes the smell of it. Once in a while, he'll post a "respectable" subject just to make you think he ain't one but he is.
This forum is not the place for it, at least not a steady diet like we get from him. Best left ignored.

toolman    Posted 02-20-2004 at 11:23:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
well it could of been worse, he could of told us that he heard that ralph and walter were getting married,thats one thing that makes this site better than all the rest , the DIVERSTY, like it or not we have all kinds here and i enjoy most, if i don,t i don,t bother to read,now about walter and ralph , do you sppouse it could be true,heh heh.

LH    Posted 02-21-2004 at 02:47:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Or even worse he coulda pi$$ed everyone off playing spelling monitor lol

stop it    Posted 02-20-2004 at 10:09:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
it hurts too much to laugh. :^)

and Cronkite was fairly well respected, maybe we just didn't know better then?

Mike in tn    Posted 02-20-2004 at 08:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
If the news media is balanced as mentioned below, how come I can't turn on ABC, CBS or NBC news at nite and see any of the conservatives you speak of?
By the way if you ckeck my ISP it will be the same as TD in Tennessee for we are business partners and use the same computer. Didn't want you to think that we were sometimes answering our own questions.

~Lenore    Posted 02-20-2004 at 09:19:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is cool, Mike & TD.
Do you guys get any work done there? LOL
Do you wrestle over who gets to post on here and who has to work??
Just a woofin you know... ;-)

I can not stand to watch those main stream media ABC, CBS, NBC or CNN. If I watched them on a regular basis I would become suicidal. All you get from them is negative, depressing bad news. Sort of like those dismal grey, rainy, cloudy days we had here for over a week. I am not a masochist, I refuse to do that to myself if I can avoid it.

This should help...    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:11:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
The link will tell you if Mr. Cronkite is a liberal or not...

In his own words, yet...

T D in Tennessee    Posted 02-20-2004 at 06:31:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Liberal. he was part of the media, hence a liberal

RichZ    Posted 02-20-2004 at 06:49:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow, TD, that's quite a generalization!!! Did you ever read George Will's column??? He's no liberal!! There are many consersvative journalists. There have to be, it ensures balance. That's a good thing.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:09:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
George Will

William F. Buckley

You got any more?...No...Rush is not a 'journalist'...

Just wondering as I can not think of any others...

RichZ    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:32:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Salmoneye!!

I agree that Rush is NOT a journalist!!!

There are quite a few more conservative, but I just can't think of their names!! I wish I had a newspaper with me right now.

I enjoy reading two columns about the same topic, one by a conservative and one by a liberal, and there are lots of each. Dang!!! I'll get back to you on that!!!

Jf    Posted 02-20-2004 at 10:47:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rush is a sensationlism opportunistic hypocrit and I am a conservative. He lands on what ever side his bread is buttered on-like most in society. In essence I respect a liberal with deep conviction over a conservative hypocrit and vise versa. What ever happened to a society of independent, free thinking, strong willed indivduals-instead of what we have now, which is if you express your freedom of speech you will be an outcast in our communities. This coupled with the fact that if you do not embrace every anti biblical movement in society you are branded a hate monger and guilty of a crime. At one time representatives and municipal boards( board of education, county boards, etc.)where servants of the people now the people are servants to the boards-try expressing a different opinion at a local meeting-they will automatically orchestrate a defense tactic to silent you. Oh well maybe it is cheaper to pay them to stay out of my life.

Ron from IL    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:51:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Question: What's the difference between the Hindenberg and Rush Limbaugh?

Answer: One's a flaming Nazi gasbag and the other's just a dirigible.

big fred    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:29:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ann Coulter, Suzanne Fields, Michelle Malkin, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Mona Charen, Peggy Noonan. Some of them aren't really what I'd call "the media", for example Walter Williams is an economics professor at George Mason University, but they are all columnists. And y'know, there ain't a white male in the bunch I just mentioned.

RichZ    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:36:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good ones, Big Fred!!!

I would still consider Walter William a journalist. He writes about current topics, primarily economic, but sometimes other topics, as well.

Les...Well, Rich Z.    Posted 02-20-2004 at 11:13:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
When over 90% of them voted for Bill Clinton, I think it's a pretty safe bet. An even safer one is to see who's running academia these days. It ain't the conservatives.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:41:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walter E Williams is a hoot for sure...The others are just not on my radar very often I guess...


You Would Like    Posted 02-20-2004 at 08:56:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thomas Sowell, He is one of my favorites.

Red Dave

Here's a link, enjoy.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-20-2004 at 10:30:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

Will check it out...

~Lenore    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree there are conservative "journalists". They pretty much have to fight for their space.

However, when the subject started with Cronkite, a TV media "journalist", I was considering that medium.

In that arena, the only network that has any regular conservatives on is FOX. I do not see any regular paid conservative "journalists" on ABC, CBS, NBC, or CNN.

deadcarp    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:56:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
when weighing information, it's often handy to look past the network's initials to whoever actually owns that network. it's all going to reflect his opinion or he'll hire somebody else. and if it were my network i'd trust & hire my kids first & figure that was fair. so we're hearing the views of a mere handful of power brokers. :)

Alias    Posted 02-20-2004 at 08:13:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC You are so right about power brokers in the news. Maryland, where I live is mostly a democrat state. And the Baltimore Sun is a democrat paper. Every time there is an election here, the Sun proudly proclaims that it, (The paper) endorses a particular democrate Candidate. Now what that means is that the men at the top, perhaps as little as 4 or 5 makes the endorsement. But, when it's broadcast over the news, one would think that everyone working for the paper was supporting the choosen candidate....gfp

Salmoneye    Posted 02-20-2004 at 07:50:43       [Reply]  [No Email]

I refuse to watch TV 'news' anymore...

deadcarp-good choice    Posted 02-20-2004 at 08:09:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
let's just harvest the s3x & violence and the heck with news - daydream yer own headlines!

"airlines in downward spiral"
"martian lobbyists voice concerns"
"wall street's real wall"
"crossing the chicken road"
"genetic mosquito snacks on bus"
"pope leading by 2 lengths"
"bullwinkle and ken?"
"sunny & clear but film at 11"

and like that - wheredja putta the tv guide? :)

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