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Gibson, The Devil’s Advocate

On ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, Charlie Gibson asked Michael Reagan: “Well, let me play devil’s advocate for a minute, because there are a lot of people who feel — now the quote is quite inflammatory, one that you mentioned about AIDS…But a lot of people feel, for instance, that your dad was slow to recognize the AIDS crisis, that it had festered for quite a period of time before he addressed it. So if you fictionalize that, is it necessarily wrong?”

In other words, if you “feel” that Reagan deserves a little fictional goosing to make his record on AIDS look as bad as you want it to look, exaggeration is not “wrong.” That’s artistic freedom applied for a positive social impact.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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