NBC: Margaret Thatcher 'Too Controversial' for State Funeral; 'Dancing in the Streets' Upon Her Death

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<p>During a report on Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Michelle Kosinski took gratuitous shots at Margaret Thatcher while detailing funeral plans for the former British prime minister who died Monday: <strong>"...many feel this is appropriate that it will not be a state funeral because she remains so controversial....How controversial is Thatcher still today?...in Glasgow, jubilant dancing in the streets."</strong></p><p>Kosinski did explain that a friend of Thatcher's "was quoted as saying that [Thatcher] herself did not want [a state funeral], thinking it would be a waste of money." However, during a news brief in the 9 a.m. ET hour, anchor Natalie Morales stated Kosinski's initial remark about the funeral plans as fact: "Although Thatcher will receive a large ceremonial funeral with full military honors, it will not be state funeral. <strong>Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady, was apparently too controversial for that honor."</strong></p><p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/04/09/nbc-margaret-thatc…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</em><strong><br /></strong></p>

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