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Cal Thomas: Mean-spirited media do 180 on Bush

Cal Thomas: Mean-spirited media do 180 on Bush

Before George H.W. Bush fades from memory into the darkness of history books, one more point needs to be made. It is about the contrast between how most of the major media treated him when he was president and how they mostly (but not completely) did a 180 during their coverage and commentary of his funeral.

Maybe reporters and anchors considered their largely favorable and complimentary coverage of the man in death as penance for their earlier sins during his life, but they still should be held accountable for what they said about him when it mattered.

CBS News anchor Dan Rather interviewed Vice President Bush in 1988, before the Iowa caucuses. This was at the height of the...