The Way It Wasn't


I understand why his avuncular demeanor made him beloved and I certainly pray for his soul and extend condolences to his family because he's a human being.

But is it too soon after Walter Cronkite's passing to recall he falsely called one of the great American military victories --the Tet Offensive-- a great disaster --thereby snatching defeat in Vietnam from the jaws of victory? Whatever he thought he was doing, however good he was personally to his friends and family, I can't think of his impact on history as other than malign.

Update. Mark Steyn agrees, curtsy: ninme.