MSM: Thatcher ‘ruled’ and ‘imposed her will’. Chavez ‘crusaded’ and ‘championed’.

A contrast in media coverage:

The Review | Associated Press: Praise Chavez, Grouse About Thatcher

When it comes to praising free market champions like Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Associated Press still has trouble giving them their due. In their obituary this morning, the AP leads with, and continues to harp upon, the controversy stoked during her tenure as England’s Prime Minister, instead of her actual achievements.