Russia invades Ukraine
Bad Joke: Fallon Asks Hillary Clinton About Document Security
The late night comedy shows returned for their new season on Tuesday and for NBC The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon that meant welcoming Hillary and Chelsea Clinton to promote their new Apple TV show. It also meant asking Hillary, of all people, about document security and the war in Ukraine.
The Noose Tightens on Putin’s Ruinous Reign
WASHINGTON -- Back in the days when George H.W. Bush resided in the White House, he told me rather cryptically that I would be getting an invitation to the White House. A few days later I had luncheon with his head of the CIA, Bob Gates, one of the brightest lights that I have ever known in government. Bob wasted no time getting down to business. He told me of his concern that the Russians,…
President Vladimir Putin on Horseback
WASHINGTON -- We have not seen the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, riding around the Russian countryside on horseback and shirtless lately, have we? In fact, much of the time, he is photographed seated at the end of a very long table in the Kremlin, and he appears to be almost alone. Though it is possible that the guys seated furtively way at the end of his table could be members of his…
Volunteers Are Saving Lives in Ukraine
When Russia attacked Ukraine, “experts” said the country would fall within days. It hasn't. One reason is that the Russian military wasn't as effective as people thought. Another is that Ukrainians surprised the world by courageously defending their country. A third reason is that volunteers from everywhere stepped in to help.
Buzzword Foreign Policy Makes for Failure
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…
‘It’s...Insulting’; Doocy, Kirby Tussle Over Biden Having ‘Free Time’
A longtime diplomatic and military spokesman in the Obama and Biden administrations, John Kirby has exhibited a calm, cogent demeanor, so it was surprising on Thursday when Kirby appeared miffed as Fox’s Peter Doocy pressed him on the Biden administration’s posture towards China and then as Today News Africa’s Simon Ateba repeatedly interrupted the briefing and demanded he be called on.
MSNBC Tries to Redefine Recession While Willie Geist Sticks to Numbers
It is Thursday, and on this edition of Morning Joe, barely a word uttered about January 6! The main highlight this time was the GDP numbers being released, and the show’s relief host Willie Geist did not seem too happy about what these numbers represent: America in a recession.
Look Out! Doocy, Rosen, Wegmann Torch WH Over Gas Prices, Inflation
During Monday’s White House press briefing (which was the first in six days due to President Biden’s Middle East trip), White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and National Economic Council (NEC) member Jared Bernstein would have emerged unscathed if it weren’t for tough questions from Peter Doocy, James Rosen, and Philip Wegmann about gas prices, inflation, and the Vice President…
NBC Fawns Over Harry Mourning Roe, CBS Hypes CEO Paying for Abortions
Tuesday’s edition of Today on NBC fawned over Prince Harry’s illiterate anti-Dobbs hot take at the United Nations, calling it “one of his most significant speeches” while CBS Mornings also got in on the abortion activism by hyping Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David Solomon’s decision to pay for abortion travel.
NY Times Flatters Young, Disruptive Enviro-Nuts Annoying World Leaders
In “New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together,” New York Times’ international correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman allowed undereducated youth to spout socialist nonsense, while cheering them as they confronted world leaders face to face, acts that would be condemned if performed by right-wing activists: "While perhaps not as famous as Greta Thunberg, they…
LAME: AP Journo Lobs Softballs at Biden in First Major Print Sit-Down
With little in terms of public condemnations from the liberal media, President Biden went over a year in office without having sat for a major print interview with a reporter (not a columnist) before it came to an end Thursday with the Associated Press’s Josh Boak. His questions were the epitome of softballs, inviting Biden to explain his thinking during “a really unique time in American…
Ruhle Rants Against GOP 'Using Inflation to Push People to the Polls'
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle is having a hard time deciding whether the economy is actually doing well or whether it isn’t, but President Biden bears no responsibility for it. On Monday’s edition of The 11th Hour, Ruhle delivered a monologue where absolved Biden of any blame and condemned Republicans for “using inflation to push people to the polls.”
Jean-Pierre Stumbles Through Questions on Gas, Guns, and Lyin’ Biden
After K-Pop band BTS led Tuesday’s White House press briefing, economic adviser Brian Deese and Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced questions about the economy, gas prices, gun control, inflation, and student loans. In the case of Jean-Pierre, she continued using her briefing binder as a clutch.