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Remembering (and Forgetting) Thatcher

The Black Cherokee Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:47 PM
Insurgent is close to the correct definition. To be more precise, he was a terrorist! For those of you here to young to remember (which are probably most of you) Mandela was noted for putting necklaces on people he didn't like. These weren't gold, they were old tires forced over the head and pinning the arms tightly to the body,then filling the tire with gasoline and igniting it. A particularly nasty, excruciatingly painful way to die. He is certainly NOT my hero. Lady Thatcher is! TBC
The legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died, and the national media tried to pay their respects, not only for breaking Britain's "glass ceiling" with a "bruising" political style, but for transforming Britain and helping wind down the Cold War.

Still, Thatcher was a conservative and one of Ronald Reagan's staunchest friends in the world, so you can be sure these journalists were Thatcher-bashers when she was in power. Some of them were American anchors and reporters.

Let's start with a few quotes from long after she left 10 Downing Street. On Nov. 19, 1999, NBC reporter Jim Avila brought the...