Saturday, June 05, 2004

A request for honesty

In the coverage of the death of Ronald Reagan, if the pundits are going to emphasise its occurrence on D-day weekend as a sign of his sense of timing (as Wolf Blitzer is currently doing), then please consider the alternative possibility that the Reagans chose this weekend for his death.

UPDATE: Sullywatch's measured dissent from the Reagan hagiography gets it right.

FURTHER UPDATE: Someone writing in a major media outlet finally floats the Reagan death timing hypothesis:

New York Times Op-Ed June 18
Planning for the Long Goodbye

...Was Mr. Reagan's pneumonia, the cause of his death, aggressively treated with antibiotics, or was the disease allowed to be the "old man's friend?"

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