Skip to comments.Showtime Hails Gorbachev as the ‘Real Democrat,’ Reagan Enabled ‘Growth of Right-Wing Media Empire’
Posted on 01/07/2013 9:33:24 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Tonight, viewers of CBS-owned Showtime will be treated to the ninth of ten installments of Oliver Stones Untold History of the United States, which has attacked U.S. leaders from FDR to Ronald Reagan from the far-left while hailing the virtues of communists.
Last Mondays installment, on Carter and Reagan, offered a representative sampling of Stones worldview, an hour which included displaying a woman holding the Media Research Centers Dont Believe the Liberal Media placard as he fretted over how President Reagan enabled the growth of a right-wing media empire which has dramatically lower the standards of American political discourse and, in general, doom prospects for progressive change.
That right-wing media empire is made up of a number of interlocked, well-funded conservative think-tanks that helped shape a new Washington group think. Playing up fears, resentments and hatred of government, a paranoid Stone warned as he ominously cited players which hardly match the reach of ABC, CBS, NBC or the New York Times: Clear Channel, Rupert Murdochs Fox News, Talk Radio Network, Salem Radio, the USA Radio network, and Radio America.
Reagans policies, Stone lazily maintained, weakened the middle class, busted unions, heightened the racial divides, widened the gap between rich and poor.
As far as Reagans much-vaunted role in winning the Cold War, Stone decided the lions share of credit goes to Mikhail Gorbachev -- a true visionary and, it turns out, the real democrat.
He proceeded to regret: If Reagan had entered into the sincere partnership offered by Gorbachev, as Roosevelt did with Stalin in World War II, the world would have been transformed. But Ronald Reagan, at the least, let the chance to rid the world of nuclear weapons slip through his fingers, because he wouldnt let go of a space fantasy.
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Stone forgot to mention that Reagan invented homelessness and took food away from schoolchildren!/SARCASM
Complete bullshit propaganda from the CBS Division of the Vast Left Wing Media Empire.
He must've been big time "stoned" when it all happened.
The very fact that radio is a bastion of the vast right wing conspiracy demonstrates how small was the conservative media empire, if there was one. Listeners did flock to the stations, but only because before the Internet it was the only free place to find it.
I do get sick of us bellyaching about the MSM, but at least we don’t stoop this lie. I mean, come on, AM radio? We can’t even have that without being accused of mass mind control?
Sounds like Gingrich.
Sounds like Oliver is back on the nose candy.
Who can forget how TIME magasleeze named Gorbachev as Man of the 1980s decade on 1/1/1990?
These people need to be taught a lesson they will never forget, soon.
Who watches showtime?
Can anyone be surprised? Liberals are delusional and they want to drag others into their fantasies. It’s no wonder so many think liberalism is a mental illness.
And spread AIDS throughout the gay community!
YES! He is NUTS!
When your game is built on lies, sometimes all it takes is for one little boy to shout out "The Emperor has no clothes!".
"Progressivism" needs ABSOLUTE control over ALL the media in order to sustain its power.
Would that it were true....
I made my wife change the channel after watching 5 minutes of Stone’s commie love fest. It was a pathetic attempt to rewrite history and erase all the terrible mistakes democrats made over the years. Stone is a self deluded piece of shit.
I had been watching it for a laugh. There must be something to parallel universes. Unfortunately for Oliver, I had a DVR conflict last night like they show in the anti-Bright House commercials. It was either watch the SEC yet again punk some non-SEC pretender or watch the Oliver Stone methodone hour. Guess who lost.