A look back at the Willie Horton ad

By Carl M. Cannon

Amid the coverage and commentary commemorating the passing of George H.W. Bush, it was nice of the media to debunk the 1992 New York Times front page story characterizing the 41st president as being flummoxed by a supermarket scanner. Written by a reporter who wasn’t present at the event, it was — in today’s parlance — fake news.

It was even classier for former Newsweek editor Evan Thomas to reiterate his mea culpa for his magazine’s bizarre 1987 cover story calling an acclaimed war hero a “wimp.”

It would have been far better, however, had the record finally been corrected about the [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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