National Public Radio was quite good at historical re-enactment on Thursday night's All Things Considered. The Nina Totenberg obituary on Reagan's defeated Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork carried almost all the original liberal invective. She included then-Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales, who wrote "He looked and talked like a man who would throw the book at you, and maybe the whole country."
There were glaring exceptions. Totenberg had no soundbite of Sen. Ted Kennedy's vicious, smearing "Robert Bork's America" speech and no clip of the People for the American Way "campaign ad" against Bork narrated by the actor Gregory Peck, as if Bork were a candidate for president. (Video below)