CNN and Fox ran articles today on President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. Fox had a stronger emphasis on their roles in the collapse of the
Like Reagan, the pope was credited with playing a major role in the collapse of the Communist bloc.
Fox, on the other hand, had a headline of “Reagan, John Paul II United in Purpose” and the entire article was about their roles in the fall of the
The passing of Pope John Paul II (search) and President Ronald Reagan (search) in the same year underscores a great coincidence of history: Nearly three decades ago, two men shared the same view of communism and the same vision of ending it, and they both stepped onto the world stage at roughly the same time.
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