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Crock or Cronkite?

Was Walter Cronkite really the most trusted man in America? Someone who could redirect the course of national policy simply by advancing a contradictory stance on his nightly CBS newscast? Both notions serve to pump up the egos of working journalists, but but neither is grounded in fact. Rather, they are self-flattering myths, or so says American University professor of communications Joseph Campbell in an interview with Reason.TV. Campbell is the author of Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism.

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