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Mike Schilling

Ford also married the most attractive single woman in the city. I don't think he just fell into that, either.

The Heretik

Um, before the media feeds us all this piffle, they first ingest copious amounts themselves. Distraction ever is the order of the day. The problem is the real stories aren't good stories, so the real problems remain.

sfmike

Ford had a charismatic family, but that's about the only good thing that can be said for the man. He was J. Edgar Hoover's eyes and ears on the Warren Commission, which was essentially an official cover-up of the very broad conspiracy(ies) involved in JFK's assassination. He then went on to pardon Nixon for prosecution for ANYTHING he did illegally while in office a month into his own presidency. In other words, he's been the amiable looking clean-up man for quite a number of villains over the decades, including old friends Cheney and Rumsfeld, and that is his only real distinction. And you're spot on about the media and its stupid, pointless, pretty stories about our Great Presidents and Our Innocent Past.

Martin Wisse

The other great crime of Ford's presidency, after pardoning Nixon, was allowing Indonesia to invade East-Timor, which ultimately led to the deaths of some 300,000 people. Worse, after the invasion his government kept blocking any UN attempts to deal with the matter.

Kevin Wolf

NPR made some of the same invalid points re Ford - also completely failing to mention that he ran for the office of president in 1976.

If they can't hammer away at a simple narrative the media don't bother to cover the story at all. It's like your next post, "Beyong Flubber." You're interested in Fred MacMurray's playing against type. The MSM wants only the easy, Steve Douglas side of things.

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