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Sunday, June 13, 2004
 

Best of ga-ga journos on Reagan?


Reagan had a disease, which was no joke. American journos remembering the man don't and are.

The best I've come across, from the FAIR round-up, comes from the network of Edward R Murrow and Fred Friendly, from the lips of CBS News's lead guy, Dan Rather, on 60 Minutes (June 6):
The literal-minded were forever troubled by his tendency to sometimes confuse life with the movies. But he understood, like very few leaders before or since, the power of myth and storytelling. In his films and his political life, Ronald Reagan stood at the intersection where dreams and reality meet, and with a wink and a one-liner, always held out hope for a happy ending.



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