You might think that a collection of leading myths about the Vietnam War surely would include the “Cronkite Moment.”
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Or would cite the hoary claim that Richard Nixon during his run for the presidency in 1968 touted a “secret plan” to end the war.
Those are the three most prominent, persistent, and popular media myths about Vietnam.
Yet none of them figured in the Washington Post’srundown, published yesterday, discussing five “deeply entrenched myths” about the war.
The Post’s compilation, which was pegged to the recent 18-hour PBS documentary series about Vietnam, included such “myths” as: “The refugees who came to the U.S. were Vietnam’s elite” and “American…
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