“Beck seems to be a roiling mix of fear, resentment, and anger — the antithesis of Ronald Reagan.”
That Reagan was himself smeared by the journalistic predecessors of Von Drehle is evidently beyond Wehner’s scope of knowledge. If Americans had gotten their opinions of Reagan from liberal writers, the Gipper never would have been president and the victims of Soviet tyranny would still fill the gulags.
If YouTube existed in 1982 you would be able to see clip after clip of democrats who now hold power in the house and senate and media people who are among the most respected in their profession going on and on about nuclear freezes, the folly of deploying missiles in Europe and the danger Ronald Reagan posed to world peace.
The difference between Ronald Reagan and Ted Kennedy is that the Media revealed Kennedy and reverently covered his death to the indifference of the people of the United States. When Ronald Reagan died the media grudgingly gave coverage to his death and burial as a nation mourned to the media’s confusion.
Watching the media today you would never know they ever opposed Reagan or Reaganism. Sorta like this.
Remember If everyone who claimed to be in the French resistance in World War II really had been, there would have been nobody left to collaborate.
Beck isn’t really my cup of tea but he gets results, if we let the media pick our team we are going to lose. Politically they are on the other side and we should never forget it.