HBO Filmmaker Slams Reagan: His Policies Hurt Those He Sought to Help

February 7th, 2011 7:10 PM
Those who admired Ronald Reagan may want to steer clear of tonight's HBO documentary on the former president if that film's director's comments, on Monday's Hardball, are an indication of how slanted the project will be, as he denied many of Reagan's historic accomplishments. From reinvigorating the economy to defeating the Soviet Union, Eugene Jarecki, who also wrote the…

PBS’s Meacham: Why ‘Lionize’ Reagan Who ‘Treated the Poor Poor

February 6th, 2011 8:08 PM
 On Friday’s Need to Know program on PBS, co-host Jon Meacham - formerly of Newsweek - seemed to agree with filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s characterization of former President Ronald Reagan as someone who "treated the poor poorly," "broke laws," and "committed nearly impeachable offenses" as he asked the producer of the film Reagan why people should be…