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Manila, Philippines 1986.
After more than a decade of "repression," magazines and newspapers sprouted up, printing very much what they wanted. Reagan did not want a repeat of what former President Carter did to The Iranian Shah. Neither did he want bloodshed. He had Nevada's Governor Paul Laxalt
talk Marcos into abdicating. He was an embarassment , but was previously a staunch ally.The gratitude of the "newly freed press" was expressed in slander as typified by the red magazine in the foreground.
In the The Myth of People Power. photo essay.
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