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Walter Cronkite passes on…

Walter Cronkite, seen in this September 2007 photo, has died, according to a CBS spokesman. The former news anchor was 92. (Associated Press)
Walter Cronkite, seen in this September 2007 photo, has died, according to a CBS spokesman. The former news anchor was 92. (Associated Press)

Good evening, Netizens...

Walter Cronkite, legendary television news journalist, has died. All the current news media talking heads are repeating in lockstep that Cronkite came to be called "the most trusted man in America". Now that Walter has left the building, who is it that rises from being the second most-trusted man in America to number one, thus taking his place?

I paused awhile this evening trying to think of an aspirant to Cronkite's former title, and to be honest, I do not know if I could come up with a list of qualified men to assume his place.

Just as Johnny Carson once made the claim that he "tucked America into their beds at night" Walter Cronkite gave us the news, with very little opinion, and a decency and honesty that I'm uncertain we will ever see again.

So do you have any candidates to ascend to the title "the most trusted man in America" now that Walter has departed?

Dave




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