Ben Carson Calls Walter Cronkite a ‘Left-Wing Radical’

By Mark Joyella 

Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, in an interview on CNN’s New Day Monday, described longtime CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite as a “left-wing radical.”

In his role as a surrogate for the campaign of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, Carson expressed frustration with the media, telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo, “There are clearly people who have an agenda. And they will clearly take things that you have said and distort them or overblow them. I can give you multiple examples. It’s absurd.”

That led to Carson’s to offer his commentary on Cronkite. “I remember growing up, I would turn the TV on. You would see Walter Cronkite or someone like that. And you could really trust them. Even though he was a left-wing radical, you would never know that.”