You would think that local media, specifically KNS reporters, would have a hard time outdoing themselves these days when it comes to saying and writing inaccurate and humiliating junk, as your earlier posts on Sandra Clark describes, but you and I would be wrong.
In today’s KNS review of the movie Charlie Wilson’s War, Betsy Pickle makes the following outrageous comment:
“Charlie Wilson’s War” tells how a Texas congressman ended the Cold War and inadvertently opened the door to an even bigger mess.
I guess Betsy never paid attention in social studies or world history class. Perhaps she wasn’t old enough to see and understand why East Berliners were dancing on the Berlin Wall nearly twenty years ago. Maybe she can’t do the math and know how many people lived under repressive regimes in the former Soviet Union, the East Bloc countries, and their international allies like Vietnam.
I guarantee she’s never read The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, written by European and French scholars who estimate the number of deaths caused by Communist governments during the Cold War to be at or near 100 million.
If ignorance is bliss, too many people in the media must be really, really happy.