Media Bias (circa 1987)

Jonathan Garthwaite
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Posted: Jun 12, 2007 3:31 PM

Twenty years ago today, President Reagan gave his "Tear Down This Wall" speech and many in the media had zero understanding of what was actually taking place.   How about this from the New York Times:

"“A Potemkin President: Reagan is losing the air of authority,” declared one column in The New York Times, before the writer went on to announce that the presidency was “ceasing to function” and predict, “19 months of a surreal Presidency to go. If it lasts.”

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