Ronald Reagan died June 5th. Anybody think the early coverage was a little distorted? A little overdone?
By John Hanrahan
First-day stories reflected more myth than reality, leaving out or burying anything unpleasant. It's not as though editors didn't have time to prepare.
Q. We know a lot of people really liked Reagan and his policies. But shouldn't we also report on people who didn’t like his policies, and why?
Q. We have all kinds of commentators commending Reagan for making it "morning in America" again, but should we be so sweeping in our assessment? Weren’t a lot of people made miserable?
Q. And what about polls: Did they show people thinking it was morning in America?
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