Frank Rich: And That’s Not the Way It Is

26 07 2009

Just returning from vacation, so I’m late to the party on this must-, must-, must-read column by Frank Rich in today’s NYT.

Cronkitefrank_richI missed most of the coverage of Cronkite last week, but Rich notes that most of it ignored Cronkite’s greatest contributions: speaking truth to power during crisis moments for the country. The common theme, he notes, was speculation on whether there could ever again be such a trusted, avuncular figure in a lofty media post. He wonders instead whether any major media figure will ever again have Cronkite’s courage and integrity.

My nomination: Frank Rich. He even has the avuncular part going.

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