NBC and ABC Manage to Bash Reagan During Mandela Coverage

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<p>Amid the tributes looking back at the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela following his death on Thursday, Friday's NBC <em>Today</em> and ABC's <em>Good Morning America</em> both managed to take shots at Ronald Reagan for not being supportive of Mandela during Apartheid. <br /><br />On <em>Today</em>, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell proclaimed: <strong>"The U.S. wasn't always on Mandela's side. In the 1980s, President Reagan supported the Apartheid regime</strong>, a cold war ally, even as protests broke out on college campuses across America demanding that the U.S. punish the regime....Finally, Congress, including key Republicans, overrode Reagan's veto, imposing the economic sanctions that helped break the Apartheid regime."</p><p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/12/06/nbc-and-abc-manageā€¦; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog. </em></p>

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