For my younger readers, you may be asking; Who’s Walter Cronkite?
According to Wikipedia;
Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as “the most trusted man in America” after being so named in an opinion poll.[
He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson’s Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon.
He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of an Ambassador of Exploration award.
Are you watching TV to be informed or brainwashed?
Being informed is a virtue. It helps us make better decisions and encourages us to take action.
Getting hooked on an endless scroll of media inputs is not the same as being informed. There’s long been a business model of urgent news (man bites shark, Pres Trump tweets again) but now it’s been leveraged, amplified, and optimized to suck people in for hours at a time on Fox News or MSNBC. And division is much easier to sell than progress.
If it’s not helping you take action to make things better, what’s it for?
Boston Real Estate and the Bottom Line
And as Walter Cronkite would say:
“And that’s the way it is”
Promise my next blog post will be Boston real estate related.