I never thought about every Conservative’s favorite president Ronald Reagan faking an assassination attempt, let alone faking having a fatal mental disease until reading a comment on YouTube. The thought was that the Reagan illusionists could keep his legacy intact by subverting the many negatives that enriched the few at the expense of the many and keep Reagan from ever having to speak to any criticism after his presidency by rendering him mentally mute by a fake diagnosis.
You won’t find any discussion anywhere of this fakery speculation, as the media is dominated by the usual prefabricated talking points.
Reagan was one of the most successful made for TV presidents ever. His legacy only grows as memories fade and illusions are embellished.
It took a little more than 12 hours for Will Ferrell to drop out of a starring role in a satirical film about Ronald Reagan’s struggles with Alzheimer’s – just long enough for conservatives to muster up a bit of outrage with which to knock the comedian into submission, and to raise questions about whether the free speech brigade has become PC.