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Cronkite helped to  originate fake news

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re April 7 letter, “WRGB sold out its corporate integrity”: How ironic that the Rev. John A. Ekman mentioned Walter Cronkite in his letter critical of WRGB-6.“Old Cronky” came back after the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and said the conflict was helplessly lost — this after we had inflicted causalities of close to a 7-to-1 ratio on the NVA [People’s Army of Vietnam] and Viet Cong — all but wiping that group out.Cronkite’s commentary — not reporting — was an early example of the “fake news” prevalent today — 50 years ago.Bob BriggsSaratoga SpringsThe writer is a Vietnam Marine veteran.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more