Sunday, July 19, 2009

Glen Greewald of Salon.com is, in my opinion, a master journalist and critic. He discussed today the death of Walter Cronkite whom I think he believes really was a great journalist because he reported truth to power. Greenwald says Cronkite was unlike the "journalists" of our time, including the late Tim Russert, whom he believes are bought, sold and owned by the corporation. A point to ponder and to which I concur Greenwald quotes Lewis Lapham long time Harpers editor:



"What we now know as the “news media” serve at the pleasure of the corporate sponsor, their purpose is not to tell truth to the powerful but to transmit lies to the powerless."

If you want to read more of his essay click on:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/