Friday, January 20, 2006

25 Years Ago Today

Ronald Wilson Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th President of the United States. Shortly after his death last year the press must have gotten caught up in the moment. With the huge public outpouring of affection, the MSM actually wrote some nice things. The Media Research Center took a look back at the way Reagan had really been treated in the press:


In a commemorative issue published the weekend Ronald Reagan died, Time magazine described the former President as "a man with the power to pull history around a corner" and "change the conversation of our politics and culture as much by the sheer force of his personality as by the power of his ideas." The national media's often gracious coverage in the days after Reagan's death obscured the unfortunate historical record of media coverage: a chronicle often filled with not just disagreement, but with disgust, hatred, ridicule, and insults. Below are listed five categories the Media Research Center has assembled to assess the "objective" national media"s most biased takes on President Reagan, his record and his times:

This Executive Summary has links to all the different catagories in the MRC report.

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