Monday, July 27, 2009

Why was Cronkite trusted?

Probably not for the reasons many of us suggested

"If he was the most trusted man in America, it wasn’t because he was a nice guy with an authoritative voice and a lived-in face. It wasn’t because he “loved a good story” or that he removed his glasses when a president died. It was because at a time of epic corruption in the most powerful precincts in Washington, Cronkite was not at the salons and not in the tank."

It's in the New York Times.