That little story confirms, even more, the fact that Senator Helms was a Christian gentleman of the first order. He was a caring, loving friend in time of need to many many people.
I think it is quite wonderful that WRAL gave “birth” to Jesse Helms’ popularity by hosting his editorials......and then, as WRAL became “taken over” by the corrupt leftists that run NC government now through the party of death, destruction and defeat - their reporting of the Senator’s death (see the story at wral.com) is so full of (expected) distortions and mischaracterizations of this great man (HE was polarizing, racist, backward).....
Yet, guess what, WRAL editorialists......news director....news writers:
WE LOVE JESSE HELMS in North Carolina!
He was elected to time after time after time - serving longer than any other Senator from NC in US History! The people of North Carolina LOVED Jesse Helms!
And through his service and his tenacious stands for what is right and good - leading to the election of President Ronald Reagan and the freedom for millions who suffered so long under communist rule among other victories for freedom - the WORLD LOVED SENATOR HELMS! Rather the good freedom loving people of the world loved him! While the enslaving totalitarians of the world loathed him....
And no rewriting of history you can do will change that!
So, thank you WRAL TV for GIVING THE WORLD JESSE HELMS!
I was living in Tega Cay, South Carolina at the time. Right next to Charlotte. Yes indeed, they were very supportive of Helms. As a general rule, the south is very supportive of all their natives regardless of their party affiliation. To be otherwise is being “ugly”.