Michael Ramirez is wrong to accuse anyone of beating up on Ronald Reagan (editorial cartoon, Commentary, Nov. 8).
The former president tarnished his own legacy and gave himself a big black eye back in 1985 when he paid a visit to West Germany's Bitburg cemetery, the site of Nazi SS graves. That's the same year his Iran-Contra arms-for-prisoners scandal began, which he let others take the blame for ... and the list goes on and on.
Permit me to note a serious omission in Ramirez's cartoon deploring the "beating up" of ex-President Reagan by the CBS film (now relegated to a cable channel). The cartoon, depicting Reagan with a black eye, failed to include a halo over the ex-president's head.
After CBS had the good taste to withdraw its biased "docudrama" on Reagan, wouldn't you know that the Reagan-haters had to get their dig in with "Stranger Than CBS," that ugly and tasteless cartoon strip by Steve Brodner (Commentary, Nov. 7). Kicking a man when he is down must make people like that feel very proud.
Kudos to Brodner. Reagan: the Great Communicator. The Great Orator. The prototype for all future great imbecilic presidents.
Philip. J. Hilow