In his death, liberal media painted a very rosey image of former president George H.W. Bush, with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer saying that “George H.W. Bush is being remembered as a family man, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.” As president, George H.W. Bush stood up to the gun lobby, brought in the Americans with Disabilities Act, and ended the Cold War without firing a shot. However, he had also ordered the Desert Storm operation in which 88,000 tons of U.S. bombs were dropped on Iraq, killing tens of thousands of Iraqis and completely destroying civilian infrastructure. None of these Iraqi deaths were featured in the obituaries of U.S. liberal media. He also sold the first Gulf War “on a mountain of war propaganda,” as an investigation by journalist Joshua Holland concluded. George H.W. Bush also refused to speak with the special counsel during the Iran-Contra affair, declined to hand over his diary, and pardoned Ronald Reagan’s defense secretary Caspar Weinberger on the eve of his trial, so that he — Bush — wouldn’t have to testify. The Intercept’s co-founder Glenn Greenwald joins Mehdi Hasan to discuss the difference between hagiography and journalism — and to produce a more accurate and fair obituary of the late former-president George H.W. Bush.
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