The death of former President George H.W. Bush has CNN’s Reliable Sources remembering a time of a kinder, gentler press relationship with the White House:

If you didn’t know any better you’d think the media was all rainbows, gumdrops & unicorns about the president back then.

Anybody who was old enough in the late 80s and early 90s might remember things somewhat differently when it comes to the media’s treatment of President George H.W. Bush:

Heck, the media’s even having a hard time exprssing “goodwill” to George H.W. Bush to this day: