Media Ignore Poland Anniversary In Diana Deluge
The strike marked the beginning of the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher are, rightly, given the greatest share of credit for winning the Cold War. But Lech Walesa and John Paul II played indispensable roles. ... In the long twilight struggle against Stalinism, the workers of Poland were the first light of sunrise.
Yes, they were. But you won't see a murmur of this immensely important day in the mainstream media. True, this is an odd-year anniversary, but is it so insignificant that as of this writing, there has been not a single mention of this anniversary on the sites of CNN, ABC News, MSNBC, CBS News, Yahoo News or the New York Times? We are aware that many MSM reporters have little if any knowledge of history and thus might easily miss such a story. However, I believe that this runs deeper than mere ignorance. For some journalists, I believe it is an major inconvenience that those darn Poles had to begin the march toward freedom from the chattering classes' preferred political system. And I suspect that many of them regret the fact that Ronald Reagan won the Cold War, proving so many of them spectacularly wrong. So they continue to blather about Diana's death and try to ignore remembering things far more important.