And that's the way it isn't, when it comes to the news

Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 1:00am

No surprise, ideologues on both the left and the right are screaming that the media coverage of the Iraq War is slanted away from their beliefs. But this fury is not very important because there are so many media outlets that the sheer amount of information Americans can potentially get obliterates any narrow agenda an individual journalist might have.

However, there is a philosophical divide among the broadcast anchor people, and this you should know about. In a speech at Drew University last week, Walter Cronkite harshly criticized the war and the Bush administration saying: "The arrogance of our spokespeople, even the president himself, has been exceptional, and it seems to be me [other countries] have taken great umbrage at that.

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