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Walter Cronkite

October 19, 2012
Times Leader

Dear Editor,

This is something that has been bothering me for quite some time and I thought I would bring it to your attention.

Walter Cronkite was a news anchor on television for many years. When he retired, they held a party for him and he gave a speech that I will never forget. He said:

"The test of a true journalist is when they can report the news without bias."

What happened to those values??

I think we Americans, for the most part, are smart enough to make up our own minds without interference from the television and the press.

Furthermore, I don't want to hear who Barbara Streisand, and or any other movie star favors, to influence me in my selection.

Respectfully submitted,

Martha Weber

Martins Ferry

 
 

 

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