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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Obituaries of hate

Here in the US, when Ronald Reagan died, I recalled little hate directed his way. Some people brought up his stances that they still disagreed with; however, most commentary from media types and celebrities and political opponents focused upon his successes, his career and his family.

In England, where many opposed British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87 following a stroke, not all of the press was good. In fact, some of it downright mean.

Here's one sample, from English musician Morrissey, who called her a "a terror without an atom of humanity." Ouch.

We are much more forgiving here in America, cheering Lindsay Lohen on David Letterman and giving Anthony Weiner a shot at becoming NYC mayor.  When Ronald Reagan, who had many detractors, died, I recall little criticism of even his policies let alone the man. Some of it came out when they named an airport after him, but not during the days and weeks after his passing.

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