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  •  An amazing life. (9+ / 0-)

    I consider myself lucky having been able to hear him speak in person just a few years ago- around 2003 or so.

    I describe the trust that Americans had in Mr. Cronkite by saying that "if he said one plus one equaled three, 90% of his viewers would believe it."

    I do not believe there is a single person on radio or television that could ever hold a candle to Cronkite.  

    He truly is of a different age.

    To the GOP and their ilk... YOU LOST!!! So, STFU.

    by oxfdblue on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 02:52:29 PM PDT

    •  Mostly, I think that his viewers would have (3+ / 0-)
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      realalaskan, Lying eyes, Lashe

      believed it - because he never would have SAID it unless it were true...or at least unless he really , honestly, thought it was true.

      •  Yes.. (2+ / 0-)
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        PeterHug, Lashe

        I forgot to write, that I use that line with my students (high school) who pretty much have no clue who Cronkite is.

        To the GOP and their ilk... YOU LOST!!! So, STFU.

        by oxfdblue on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 03:48:19 PM PDT

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        •  Unless he thought it to be true (3+ / 0-)
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          PeterHug, realalaskan, Lashe

          and had verifiable sources to back it the fuck up.

          -7.88, -7.44 Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing. Oscar Wilde

          by MsMadrigal on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 04:37:31 PM PDT

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        •  Considering how many times I've (0+ / 0-)

          seen 2 + 2 not equal 4, I'd almost be relieved to have Uncle Walter tell me 1 + 1 = 3.  

          I've never seen anyone else like him and I'm going to be quite sad when we lose him.

          Maybe he will get to heaven and find a way to report back to us on what is really going on up there. :)

          I'd even trust Walter to tell me the truth about religion and I can't say that about most people.

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