Saturday, July 02, 2005
we were pleased to see usatoady publisher al neuharth (not the psychologist on tv) write an editorial that ends with the words:
but we're a bit perplexed at how al arrived at that conclusion:
- walter cronkite, cbs-tv news anchor known as "the most trusted man in america," after a combat tour of vietnam in 1968 declared, "there is no way this war can be justified any longer."
- johnson lamented to aides, "if i've lost cronkite, i've lost middle america." he announced he would not run for re-election.
gee, al, it's too bad you didn't know anybody who ran a national newspaper in the past few months!!!!
it's really too bad you had no way of getting news about the downing street memos out to the american public, so they would know awol lied to this country to get us into the war.
those are some mighty big crocadile tears, al, considering usatoady only had 4 articles about the dsm, and all in june, a full month after they were leaked to the times of london.
al, bubbi, listen to us...in this age of brittney and paris, if there's anybody who even comes remotely close to walter cronkite...and we're not saying there was, but if there was...it's you!!!
everyone reads your stupid rag! everyone! hotels give it away free to their guests! kids love the colorful yet meaningless pie charts! and who doesn't eat up the "news by state" section? (we always check colorado!)
run stories every day on the front page! analyze the hell out of this crap from every angle: what did condi know, what did rummy know, what font does matt cooper use in his emails, does rove have problems with "leaks" in other parts of his life (if you know what we mean)...
come on, buddy, you're the closest thing to a newspaper that there is in the 21st century!
if you think we need a walter cronkite, it's up to you to make sure there is one!
don't dream it...be it!