Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ted Kennedy

I kind of noticed it with Michael Jackson: is it weird how the media is heaping unqualified praise on controversial people who are recently deceased, as they're doing with Ted Kennedy right now? People are calling him the most effective senator or the most influential Kennedy (or more: see here, especially the kind of creepy comments) without mentioning, at least that I've seen, the numerous problems with the legislation he supported.

I think this kind of postmortem celebration started with Ronald Reagan, but maybe it goes back farther; someone needs to write an article about that.

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