friday random ten, 1986 edition
the hurt locker

last trusted man

We have been too often disappointed by the optimism of the American leaders, both in Vietnam and Washington, to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest clouds.

-- Walter Cronkite, February 1968

[M]edia stars will spend ample time flamboyantly commemorating Cronkite's death as though he reflects well on what they do … In fact, within Cronkite's most important moments one finds the essence of journalism that today's modern media stars not only fail to exhibit, but explicitly disclaim as their responsibility.

-- Glenn Greenwald, Salon

Most, Last Trusted Man In America Dies

-- headline from The Onion’s Twitter page