MSNBC Economist: Unlike U.S., Commie China Has 'Good Government'
September 15th, 2020 12:05 PM
On Morning Joe, Adrian Wooldridge, a columnist at The Economist, says that unlike the US, China passes the "good government" test. He makes his comment in the context of discussing the way various countries have dealt with the coronavirus pandemic, but offers no qualifier as to his "good government" praise of China. To the contrary, he says that the advantage of good government is…
Reporter to Trump: Do You Deserve Reelection Since Over 55k Are Dead?
April 27th, 2020 10:21 PM
After some uncertainty about the future of White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings, Monday’s episode went off without a hitch in the Rose Garden and the questions were relatively fair and uncontroversial. That was until New York magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi was granted the final question and, despite the adorations from fellow liberal journalists afterward, she stood on the graves of…
Scarborough: Deutsch Could Be 'Killed' on Twitter for Praising Trump
June 21st, 2019 2:52 PM
When on Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch praised President Trump's restraint on Iran, Joe Scarborough interjected to clarify that Deutsch was only referring to Trump's restraint in regard to attacking Iran. Scarborough was concerned that Deutsch would get "killed" on Twitter if it were thought he was more broadly praising Trump's restraint. Scarborough also said that although…
Acosta Loses It After Hanoi Presser, Makes False Claim About WH Press
February 28th, 2019 4:19 AM
An hour after he trumpeted Thursday’s abrupt end of the second U.S.-North Korea summit, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta appeared in need of a safe space following President Trump’s Hanoi press conference. Acosta wasn’t called on, so he aired his grievances on CNN while falsely suggesting the President had “steered clear largely” of the White House…
UGH: CNN Gloats About Hanoi Summit Ending Thanks to Cohen Hearing
February 28th, 2019 2:57 AM
Early Thursday morning in the United States, CNN gloated about the abrupt end of the Hanoi, Vietnam summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un with a potpourri of liberal bloviating. Such hot takes ranged from taunting Trump as a failure on North Korea, not understanding that the presidency isn’t like The Apprentice, suggested the Michael Cohen hearing hurt talks,…
War ‘Minus the Fog’: CBS Celebrates Their Coverage of the Vietnam War
February 26th, 2019 11:00 PM
With the U.S./North Korea summit being conducted in Vietnam this week, CBS ended Tuesday’s edition of Evening News with a celebration of their efforts to help America lose the Vietnam War. Or as anchor Jeff Glor put it: it was “the realities of war, minus the fog.”
Jane Fonda ‘Will Go to My Grave Regretting’ ‘Hanoi Jane'
September 25th, 2018 11:12 AM
Jane Fonda has a new biopic being released on Netflix this week called Jane Fonda in Five Acts, so of course sat down for a tell-all with USA Today to talk about her life in the limelight, her struggles with insecurity, and that infamous anti-war photo prompting millions to dub her “Hanoi Jane” -- something she she says she deeply regrets.
HBO's Bill Maher Slams 'Patriotic Bulls***' at Sporting Events
September 15th, 2018 1:46 PM
On Friday's Real Time show, HBO host Bill Maher not only complained about what he called "patriotic bulls***" at national sporting events, but he also lauded former Secretary of State John Kerry as someone who "told the truth" about the Vietnam War, and gave him a forum to take credit for the program that fights AIDS in Africa without noting that it was President George W…
CBS Marks 50 Years Since Cronkite’s Anti-War Activism With Vietnam
February 27th, 2018 9:11 PM
During Tuesday’s CBS Evening News, the network paid homage to their legendary broadcaster and former anchor Walter Cronkite on the 50-year anniversary of his liberal anti-war efforts during the Vietnam War. It was a celebration of the abandonment of journalistic objectivity and the rise of activist reporters no longer reporting the news but shaping it.
New HBO Drama Is Insufferably 'Progressive and Evolved'
February 12th, 2018 2:02 AM
Have you been looking to close out your weekend with a program that is insufferable and self-satisfied beyond measure? Then, boy, does HBO have the show for you! Here and Now premiered February 11 with its pilot episode "Eleven, Eleven," which introduced us to the painfully enlightened Bayer-Boatwright family. If you wonder how much of a cliche the show is, it opens with a dude in…
CBS Has Now Devoted 20 Minutes to Slobbering Over ‘The Post’
January 10th, 2018 12:20 PM
CBS REALLY loves The Post. The journalists at CBS This Morning have now devoted 20 minutes and 48 seconds over the last month to promoting the Vietnam-era film about The Washington Post’s efforts to publish the Pentagon Papers. Unsurprisingly, the hosts at CBS really enjoy a movie that touts “non-partisan” reporters as “heroes” for exposing a Republican president.…
Chris Matthews Compares Gun Rights Advocates to North Vietnamese
October 4th, 2017 6:54 PM
Leading off Tuesday’s Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews seemed to insinuate a comparison between pro-gun advocates and the communist North Vietnam in a segment about gun control in the wake of Sunday night’s Las Vegas shooting. All the while, Matthews’s two assembled guests/so-called journalists mocked certain gun owners and bewailed the “gun culture” in…
The Vietnam War Revisited
September 26th, 2017 6:50 PM
"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain." -- Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick have performed a vital public service in making their documentary "The Vietnam War" for PBS. Given the division that war caused in America, it is a pretty fair…
Toward Better Relations with the Press
March 1st, 2017 1:40 PM
Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks. I have some experience at being on the receiving end of hostilities directed at the media. At a pro-Nixon, pro-Vietnam war rally I covered in the early '70s, a demonstrator looked at the NBC logo on my microphone and called me a "…