|(l-r top) Walter Cronkite, Chet Huntley and David Brinkley |
(l-r bottom) Eric Sevareid, Frank Reynolds, John Chancellor
I felt secure each night when I listened to Walter Cronkite deliver the news.
There were several other credible journalists back then, too. Among them: Eric Sevareid, Chet Huntley, David Brinkley, Frank Reynolds, and John Chancellor. They all seemed to ask inciteful questions and diligently dug for truth – the facts – and reported them.
I’m guessing, of course, but I’d bet somebody’s marbles that anyone of those guys would have covered misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, or misconduct by government officials, no matter their party affiliation. And, if a president of the United States ordered his cabinet and other administration officials to circumvent or not enforce the law of the land, they would have been all over the story and you’d certainly know about it.
Alas, our media world is dominated by ”unfair and unbalanced” rather than the attempted “fair and balanced” reporting of yesteryear.
Still, if you’re looking for credibility and “the facts,” there’s a possibility you can ferret out what might be going on for real via these resources: