Not Sentimental Over Jimmy Carter
Earlier today, the Hedgehog posted an article entitled, "Gerald Ford and the News Media, Then and Now," which has enjoyed some national attention in the blogosphere. One of our visitors, Carol, commented on the post, saying "And what about Carter? he was roundly despised by the media as well as the ordinary people back when he was in office. Now everyone gets all gooey and sentimental. " I responded assuring her that The Hedgehog Blog certainly has not gone gooey and sentimental over Jimmy Carter. To emphasize that, we provide the following cartoon from The Dry Bones Blog.
My own view is that the current era of good feeling in the Mainstream Media regarding President Gerald Ford has two sources: (1) general good manners--one does not speak ill of the dead, when the deceased is a decent person and a former President of the United States; and (2) the MSM is portraying President Ford as the anti-Bush #43, the last of the "moderate" Republican Presidents, and an opponent of George W. Bush's foreign policy.