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Walter Cronkite said it right.

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

“It’s not the journalist’s job to be patriotic,” Cronkite once told a secretary of defense. “How can patriotism be determined anyway? Is patriotism simply agreeing unquestioningly with every action of one’s government? Or might we define patriotism as having the courage to speak and act on those principles one thinks are best for the country, whether they are in accordance with the wishes of the government or not?”

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