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Response to MinM (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 8, 2014, 04:06 PM

13. News as History: Lost in 1977...

The millions of admirers of the TV presentation of Roots didn't include Ronald Reagan, who said, "Very frankly, I thought the bias of all the good people being one color and all the bad people being another was rather destructive." He added that he was impressed by the huge audience the series attained, but "I didn't know there was anyone who could stay home eight nights in a row."

-- Ronald Reagan, as quoted Feb. 14, 1977.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/09/08/ronald_reagan_on_the_rather_destructive_bias_of_alex_haley_s_roots.html

Thank you, MinM! The amiable dunce was more than ignorant.

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