Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Killing National Geographic and Bill O'Reilly!

This past week I watched the National Geographic Channel “show” titled “Killing Reagan.” The program was based on Bill O'Reilly’s book “Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency.”

I’m not too sure if O’Reilly was ever close to Ronald Reagan or if they ever met. I am sure Bill O’Reilly never met Abraham Lincoln who he killed off a few books ago!




I haven’t read the book and don’t intend to read it! If the show is true to the book, then both network and author were EXTREMELY sympathetic to Reagan’s assailant John Hinckley. The viewer almost feels sorry for Hinckley who was just recently released from a mental institute. Some folks would probably protest the guy being incarcerated based on the stroking the show gave him!

Then, I think the National Geographic Channel leans to the liberal side on many issues. Like, have you seen those commercials with the “actor” DiCaprio the environmental specialist portending the end of civilization because of the global warming scam?

On the flip side, Ronald Reagan is treated like some kind of buffoon or sideshow hustler! Those close to Reagan have written a much more accurate picture of this man. For my part, I’ve read no less than a dozen books about the man. I’m no expert, but I feel that he kept much of his greatest close to his person. Remember one of his most famous quotes: “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.”

The TV movie also treated Nancy Reagan like some kind of tyrant or nanny. Nancy loved Ronald very deeply. She did everything to help and protect him. People married for so many years and who really love each other tend to be that way!

When Reagan was shot, she went even further out of her way to protect him. She even used the stars to guide his actions! Think about it…what if your husband or wife was a public official. What is someone had tried to assassinate your loved one. Wouldn’t you try your hardest to protect the person you so truly cared for?

The best part of the TV movie was the end. There the viewer saw a true leader. Reagan was not a saint. He admitted his faults. HOWEVER, Ronald Reagan was no fool! Reagan gave us a new hope for the future while bringing pride back into the lives of Americans. He will go down in history as one of our greatest presidents.