Walter Cronkite Quotes

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Walter Cronkite Quotes

In all my years as a news commentator I was never once, able to tell the truth, about anything.
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Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.

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There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

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I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated.

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I am neither Republican nor Democrat. I am a registered independent because I find that I cast my votes not on the basis of party loyalty but on the issues of the moment and my assessment of the candidates.

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The ethic of the journalist is to recognize one's prejudices, biases, and avoid getting them into print.

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Our task is not to tell the truth; we are opinion molders.

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We cannot defer this responsibility to posterity. Time will not wait.

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In all my years as a news commentator I was never once, able to tell the truth, about anything.

— Walter Cronkite

The 60s undoubtedly were the most turbulent years of the century.

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Justice was born outside the home and a long way from it; and it has never been adopted there

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I think most newspapermen by definition have to be liberal; if they're not liberal, by definition of it, then they can hardly be good newspapermen. If they're preordained dogmatists for a cause, then they can't be very good journalists.

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I am a news presenter, a news broadcaster, an anchorman, a managing editor - not a commentator or analyst. I feel no compulsion to be a pundit.

— Walter Cronkite

It is clear that military force and our policy of preemption are alone insufficient to make us safe. But help is on the way. Legislation has been proposed to create a US Department of Peace. In the propsed Department of Peace it would organize our present system into one conscious effort to improve humanity in achieving peace, where true safety lies.

— Walter Cronkite

When the Eagle landed on the moon, I was speechless-overwhelmed, like most of the world. Couldn't say a word. I think all I said was, 'Wow! Jeez!' Not exactly immortal. Well, I was nothing if not human.

— Walter Cronkite

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