Slate’s Jack Shafer is collecting “reasons for Cronkitian distrust” to add to his own — “He sailed. He was avuncular. He had a beer gut. He inspired John Waters to grow a moustache (I think!). And he was way too into the space program for a grown man.”

Also: Weigh in on our weekly news meeting question: What can modern journalists learn from Walter Cronkite?

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.