Bozell's Column

As one of his first official acts on January 22, 1993, President Bill Clinton threw out Ronald Reagan’s executive order prohibiting U.S. funding for international agencies that subsidize or promote abortion. On exactly the same date eight years later, President George W. Bush reinstated that policy. Both presidents’ acts were consistent with their campaign platforms. Both fulfilled promises to supporters. Yet despite these similarities, the news media have treated these presidential actions as different as day and night, casting one as lowly political pandering while describing the other as praiseworthy promise keeping. This year, ABC’s Peter Jennings said, "President Bush... continue reading