The veteran CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite has died, age 92. The iconic newsman's death was announced by his son. Cronkite had been seriously ill for the past month.
During the Bush years, Cronkite emerged from retirement to regularly lambaste America's right-wing, "lap dog" journalism that regurgitated every government lie and turned its head at the first sign of truth. That made him a target of the worst and slimiest in American broadcast journalism - the barrel bottom scrapings like Limbaugh and the FOX News crew.