Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Media arrogance from the past
Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, in an appearance Friday on CNN's "Larry King Live," said Americans are too dumb to vote for the right candidates.
"We're an ignorant nation right now," Mr. Cronkite said.
"We're not really capable, I do not think the majority of our people, of making the decisions that have to be made at election time and particularly in the selection of their legislatures and their Congress and the presidency, of course."
Mr. Cronkite added: "I don't think we're bright enough to do the job that would preserve our democracy, our republic. I think we're in serious danger."