Unserious Leadership in a Serious Time

September 9th, 2022 3:30 PM

We live in a deeply serious time with deeply unserious leaders. Historian Niall Ferguson has written that the "extreme violence of the twentieth century" was precipitated by three preconditions: "ethnic conflict, economic volatility, and empires in decline." It is difficult not to see such preconditions repeating themselves in this century. The West is currently tearing itself apart over…

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Guthrie Wonders If Offending China On Taiwan Is 'Worth It'

August 9th, 2022 11:30 AM

NBC Today host Savannah Guthrie was not convinced of the wisdom of Speak Pelosi’s recent trip to Taiwan. Given Beijing’s temper tantrum over the visit, Guthrie wondered “was it worth it” as she infantilized the communist regime by portraying it inevitable.

Buzzword Foreign Policy Makes for Failure

August 5th, 2022 10:55 AM

This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went to Taiwan, determined to make a statement about American support for the democratic country under constant threat from its tyrannical Chinese neighbor. That trip prompted spasms of apoplexy from the Chinese government, which vowed serious consequences; China, in the end, engaged mainly in some military posturing. There is no question that Pelosi…

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Morning Joe's Double Standard on Trump/Biden Saudi Ties

July 30th, 2022 11:46 AM

The Morning Joe panel blasts Donald Trump for hosting at his NJ golf club a tournament sponsored by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. Richard Haass, head of the Council on Foreign Relations, opines that 9/11 would not be happy about it. But no mention was made of the condemnation by the 9/11 families of Biden's notorious fist bump with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during Biden's…

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After Anti-Semitic Trope, Velshi Laments Musk's Idea of Free Speech

April 30th, 2022 1:27 PM

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi better hope than Elon Musk is as committed to free speech as he says he is because in the first hour of his Saturday show, Velshi repeated an anti-Semitic trope about Israel before lamenting Musk’s idea of free speech in the second hour.

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Crazy MSNBC Climate Segment Says Ukraine War 'A Gift' To Biden

April 26th, 2022 1:36 PM

During a wild segment in MSNBC's 11:00 a.m. ET hour on Tuesday, host Katy Tur lamented that “dark money groups” like those funded by the Koch brothers are preventing investment in things like solar panels. Fortunately for her, left-wing actor Mark Ruffalo was there to declare that the war in Ukraine has been “a gift” to President Biden as it helps make the case for green energy.

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'It's A Lie, Simply A Lie,' Israeli PM Calls CNN Host A Liar

April 22nd, 2022 10:24 AM

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett valiantly tried to remain patient with CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour during a Wednesday interview also broadcast in the U.S. on PBS, but ultimately Amanpour’s desire to equate Palestinian terrorism with the Israeli response to it led Bennett to label her talking points as “a lie.”

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Hunter Who? PBS Condemns Saudi Investment in Kushner

April 16th, 2022 1:41 PM

PBS NewsHour has finally discovered allegations of corrupt behavior in the president’s family. No, not Hunter Biden, but former President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. On Friday’s show, host Judy Woodruff, New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart all condemned Kushner’s “shameless” behavior both during the Trump…

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CNN Condemns GOP For Not Appreciating Jackson Amidst Ukraine War

April 8th, 2022 11:42 AM

Bianna Golodryga twisted herself into a logic pretzel on Friday’s CNN Newsroom as she condemned Republicans for not appreciating Ketanji Brown Jackson’s to the Supreme Court while Vladimir Putin seeks to divide Americans and while waging war in Ukraine.

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Brokaw Blames Fox News, ‘Poisonous Right-Wing’ for Putin Invasion

March 29th, 2022 3:00 PM

Making his latest appearance Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, NBC special correspondent and former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw blamed “Fox News and ever more poisonous right-wing political organizations” for Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine as they’ve “constantly attack[ed]” President Biden, weakening him and the west.

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Watch as CNN Pundits Hopelessly Spin Biden’s Putin Line as No Problem

March 28th, 2022 3:02 PM

Reacting Monday to President Biden’s off-the-cuff comments Saturday that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” CNN’s New Day featured three analysts/pundits who had all decided that not only was it not that big of a deal, but it was proof of Biden’s strength and level of advanced strategic knowledge.

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Velshi Wonders if Ukrainians Benefit From Being White Christians

March 26th, 2022 11:47 AM

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi used his Saturday show to ponder if Ukrainians fleeing the war zone in their country benefit from being white Christians while Syrians and Afghans do not.

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CNN's Glasser Makes Biden's Sanctions Flip-Flop About Trump

March 24th, 2022 4:54 PM

President Biden flip-flopped during his Thursday press conference in Brussels when he declared that sanctions were never meant to deter Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine despite constant proclamations from the administration to the contrary. On The Lead, CNN chief political analyst Susan Glasser reacted to Biden’s dishonesty by talking about former President Trump.

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Sick Amanpour Warns: 'Slight Autocracy' at Home Amid Ukraine War

March 20th, 2022 6:30 PM

As Ukrainians fight to preserve their democracy, PBS’s Christiane Amanpour declared it necessary on her Friday show to likewise preserve democracy at home against those would rather seek to install some sort of autocracy.