What were the effects on public opinion about the war in America?
In 1965, Americans were largely supportive. Fully 64
percent believed that America was right to send troops
to Vietnam and only 21 percent disagreed. This
changed dramatically in May of 1966 and the amount
of people that considered the war a mistake jumped by
ten points probably because of the number of
How did the event affect the trust the South Vietnamese people had in the U.S.?
I do not believe that Walter affected the trust that they had but it positively influenced American Media from that point on.
WHO WAS WALTER CRONKITE?
"Walter Cronkite was a lifelong news man who became the voice of the truth for America as a nighttime anchorman."
He was considered the voice of reason during hard times, He was a news reporter/broadcaster who reported on many things that are important in US history including the Vietnam war
Walter reported on the War
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In speaking truth to power, Cronkite also had an impact on journalists who followed his lead in covering Vietnam critically, and later in reporting on the Watergate scandal that forced the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Cronkite's example still has resonance today in the battle between the media and Trump.But there is a difference. Americans believed Cronkite would "report the news fairly and accurately." The Fourth Estate's credibility gap has widened and this is hampering journalists' effectiveness in speaking truth to power as Cronkite did.